Details on the successor to the Ferrari F12 have surfaced following a customer briefing for the new front-engine GT at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello.
According to The Drive, the next twelve-cylinder front-engine Ferrari will feature a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 800PS, equivalent to 789 horsepower. Torque will sit at 530 lb-ft, 80 percent of which will be available from a low 3,500 RPM.
Linked to the new V12 engine will be a revised seven-speed transmission that will upshift 30 percent faster and downshift 40 percent faster than the seven-speed dual clutch in the F12. The sprint from 0-62 mph will happen in under three seconds, while the sprint from 0-124 mph will come in less than eight seconds. The top speed is not yet known, but it’s safe to say it will be equivalent or slightly higher than the 211 mph ceiling the F12 boasts.
The latest performance technology from Ferrari will also be on offer including its Side Slip Control drift system and the four-wheel steering system found in the F12 TdF and GTC4Lusso. Those advancements will be welcomed by Ferrari buyer, however the F12 successor is also rumored to forego hydraulic steering in favor of an electric setup – a change some might not be too happy about.
The new GT car’s styling is said to be more aggressive than the F12’s. One customer described a “floating” rear diffuser, suggesting a there may be a small space between the rear bumper and rear diffuser, while another noted the presence of quad taillamps. The addition of another pair of headlights to the car’s rear end hardly comes as a surprise seeing as the latest cars to leave Ferrari’s styling department, the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T, feature four taillamps.
The all-new front-engine Ferrari is set to debut at or shortly before the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.