What You Can Expect From The (Almost) Last Pure V12 Ferrari

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All good things must come to an end.

Take a look at Ferrari’s current lineup. Notice something? Nearly every model is now either turbocharged (California T, 488 GTB) or connected to a hybrid powertrain (LaFerrari). Only two other models are naturally aspirated: the FF and F12 Berlinetta. That will come to an end when both are replaced in a few years’ time, but for now the F12 is due for a refresh. According to a report from Autogespot.nl, Ferrari is essentially pushing the F12 to its limits in terms of output and handling. The 6.3-liter V12 will remain but output will be boosted to at least 780 hp (up from 730).

And no, this power increase won’t come from a LaFerrari-style hybrid system; it’s best to consider this F12 update as the last hurrah for the Ferrari naturally aspirated V12. The FF, which shares the F12’s engine although with a bit less power, will also soon benefit from a facelift and output is expected to climb somewhat as well. But it’s the F12 that currently carries the torch for the iconic front-engined V12 setup. Its lineage dates directly back to the 250 GTO. Other F12 updates will include a new carbon fiber roof and better handling. Rumor also has it that within Ferrari itself the "F12 GTO" name is being kicked around. Expect a debut sometime next year, likely at Geneva.

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