New details are starting to emerge regarding Ferrari’s upcoming hardcore version of the F12 Berlinetta.
New details are starting to emerge regarding Ferrari's upcoming hardcore version of the F12 Berlinetta.
Initially, it was believed the model would use the F12 M moniker but later on reports indicated Ferrari plans to bring back the iconic "GTO" moniker. However, it now appears the vehicle in question will use the "Speciale" suffix and will be a regular production model set to be sold alongside the standard F12. It seems the power bump won't be as dramatic as originally reported as Autocar says it will jump from 730 bhp (545 kW) to 760 bhp (567 kW).
While previous rumors pointed out a 100 kg (220 lbs) weight loss, the British magazine states the F12 Speciale could go through a more extensive diet and shave off a massive 200 kg (441 lbs). With more power and a lot less weight, the meaner F12 is expected to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task in less than three seconds while the current top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h) could decrease due to the new aero package.
The Ferrari F12 Speciale is believed to show up in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show although there are some chances we might see it this September in Frankfurt.