TURIN -- Ferrari will debut its F430 Monza two-seat coupe at the Paris auto show in September.
The car replaces the 360 Modena, a crucial model for Ferrari as it represents three quarters of the company's production.
The main competitors for the F430 Monza are the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Porsche 911.
The car design, by Pininfarina, is an evolution of the 360 Modena themes. The main innovation is in the shape of the front bumper air intakes. They are much more rounded than in the 360 Modena.
The rear derives some design clues from the limited edition Ferrari Enzo supercar, such as rear lamps that are longer than the tail line.
The F430 Monza is -- as its name implies -- powered by a new 4.3-liter V-8 engine. The 360 Modena had a five-valve per cylinder, 3.6-liter V-8 engine. The F430 returns to a more traditional four-valve per cylinder design.
The F430 Monza is an all-aluminum car like the 360 Modena it will replace.
Ferrari will begin selling the F430 Monza in Europe by year-end. Production will be around 3,200-3,300 units a year at full capacity.