Ferrari F149

Ferrari has set up a countdown site for its upcoming Ferrari F149 GT car with four sound clips and a promise for more details and photos to be revealed later.

From the sound clips we can guess that the new F149 will come with a V8 engine and will have a SuperFast2 computerised shifting transmission that can do shifts in about 60 milliseconds. You can hear the cogs swapping smoothly without much delay in the drive-by clips, and a V8 growl, likely a derivative of the F430’s 4.3 litre V8.

The GT car will have a front engine and power will go to the rear-wheels, and styling is expected to be inspired by its larger sibling the 612 Scaglietti. The teaser image above gives a shadowy preview of the rear brakelight cluster of the car.

The new Ferrari F149 GT car will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.