The successor to the Ferrari F12 has been spied testing outside of Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy.
The new front-engine GT car is expected to be a major update of the F12, similar to what the GTC4Lusso was to the FF. We’re expecting it to retain the more chiseled, slimmed down styling of the GTC4Lusso, along with similarly modern interior revisions.
More important than the aesthetic updates will be those made to the powertrain. According to Autocar, the updated F12 should adopt an updated version of Ferrari’s 6.3-liter V12 engine with output closer to that of the 769 horsepower F12 TdF. Ferrari’s “virtual short wheelbase,” rear-wheel steering system, present on both the GTC4Lusso and F12 TdF, may also make an appearance.
The updated F12, which is currently being referred to unofficially as the F12 M, is slated for a debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. In the meantime, have a look at and listen to the pre-production test mule in the video embedded above.