Ferrari’s next new model will be a 599 roadster, Ferrari chairman Luca de Montezemolo told journalists in London last night.

“A lot of our clients are saying they want an open, 12-cylinder car with very sporty performance. At Pebble Beach, we will present this car,” he said.

The Ferrari 599 Roadster will be the first open top V12 from Maranello since the 575 Superamerica five years ago.

The upcoming vehicle could offer a power premium that would allow it to maintain its dynamic qualities in spite of the added weight.

Talking to autocar about the car’s name, Luca de Montezemolo mentioned that “it will have an emotional, romantic name such as Italia or Fiorano.”