Ferrari has released sketch details of its new 2+2 coupé, which will replace the 456. It is believed the engine will be based on the Enzo's power unit.

Ferrari has released sketch details of its new 2+2 coupé, which will replace the 456. It is believed the engine will be based on the Enzo's power unit.

The new sports car will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2004. It has been styled by Pininfarina, with the major input provided by Ken Okuyama, who penned the Enzo.

The sketches show a rounded shape with sharp panel lines at the top of the wings. The rounded lights at the rear of the car are reminiscent of the Enzo. It has a long, low nose and steeply raked windscreen which may mean that the engine will be set far back in the engine bay.

The new car is likely to have an aluminium spaceframe and bodywork, like the 360 Modena.

Inside, the front seats have narrow backs with deep depressions to give more knee-room for rear passengers, making the newcomer a more comfortable four-seater.

It is likely to be powered by a similar engine to the Enzo’s 6,0-litre V12. The new model is expected to be faster and more luxurious than the 456M.

It has been speculated that the new car will be called the 460, to follow Ferrari's naming policy of code numbers.

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