Ferrari's F12 Successor Will Soon Be Storming Its Way Into Showrooms

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But the main question is, will it retain its naturally aspirated V12?

Such is the pace of technology and the endless cycle of model refreshes, that we're now in a world where the F12berlinetta is the oldest car that Ferrari currently it makes. What was once a cutting edge grand tourer upon its unveiling four years ago at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is now being heralded as perhaps the last of the big V12 Ferrari GT cars. At least, that was until Auto Bild began reporting on how the F12's successor won't be caving in to downsizing pressures just yet.

Though the 488 GTB and California T adopted turbocharged engines that were smaller than the naturally-aspirated units in their predecessors, whatever ends up succeeding the F12 will - according to Auto Bild - still have a 6.3-liter, sans-turbo V12 under the hood. Furthermore, considering the rate in which the power outputs of Ferrari road cars have increased as of late, it's perhaps acceptable to expect some truly ridiculous horsepower figures associated with this vehicle. After all, with the 6.3-liter V12s in the F12tdf and LaFerrari producing 770-hp and 790-hp respectively, it's likely this new GT car due for release in 2019 could have more than 800-hp on tap.

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It's not just the Ferrari F12 replacement that's due for a considerable power boost at some point. Auto Bild reports in the same piece that we'll be seeing a 700-hp Ferrari 488 at some point, and a 'California T II' will likely adopt a 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 with as much as 600-hp to play with. Yes, you read that right: we're entering a world where the 'baby' model in the Ferrari range is predicted to have nearly as much power as the Ferrari Enzo. We go on about how Koenigsegg, Pagani, Lamborghini and the like create some truly bonkers road cars, but something tells us we may have to start including Ferrari in that shortlist sooner rather than later.

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