Last month cameras caught a prototype for the successor to the Ferrari F12 testing not far from Ferrari headquarters in Maranello and now, spy photographers have caught another prototype out for a jaunt ahead of the supercar’s debut in 2017.
The new front-engine Ferrari, currently being referred to as the ‘F12 M’ (‘M’ for Maranello), will retain the naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine of the outgoing F12, but will benefit from more power. It’s not clear just how much may be on tap, but it should be close to the hardcore F12 TdF’s 770 horsepower.
Other upgrades could include the addition of Ferrari’s virtual short wheelbase rear-wheel steering system, which appears on the F12 TdF and the new GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T, and a more aerodynamically enhanced body. Interior updates similar to those applied to the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T are also on the cards.
Early reports indicated the F12 M would also receive some sort of electric propulsion system similar to the LaFerrari’s, however it’s understood those plans have fallen by the wayside. Ferrari will instead wait until 2019 to begin introducing its hybrid models, company CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed this week.
Check out the spy photos at this link.