Set to be called the F12 M, we've received footage of Ferrari's next V12 offering.
Italian automaker Ferrari has a mighty impressive lineup of cars for the wealthy to choose from. After the long and svelte Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was launched back in 2012, it became the company's Flagship V12 GT car. It's far from a small car even though Berlinetta means "little saloon", but it sounds cool so we'll let it slide. A few years in it was decided to make a meaner version to keep it on par with the competition. Towards the end of 2015, Ferrari launched the F12 TDF and it did not disappoint.
TDF is an acronym for Tour de France, not after the cycle race, but the original endurance race founded in 1899. But even a special car needs replacing.
The TDF has a front-mounted atmospheric V12 with a 6.3-liter capacity that produces 770 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque, enough to propel the car from 0-62 in a mere 2.9 seconds and takes it to a top speed of 211 mph. This spy video features a camouflaged GT car that looks, and sounds, to be a successor to the F12. Rumor is the new Ferrari will also see fitment of similar V12 engine, but of course as a replacement it simply must make more power. It's believed the car may be named the F12 M and would see upwards of 800 hp plus with a dual clutch F1 gearbox in play for cog-swapping duty. Insiders, like 356Daly, who kindly supplied us with the video, guestimate the new model to hit showrooms in early 2017. We hope so too.