Rumoured to be called the F12M and due for its official launch at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this March. Details have emerged about Ferrari’s new flagship model, after a private unveiling to select Ferrari customers at Maranello.
The new Ferrari will be faster, the F12M will go from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, and from 0 to 124mph in less than eight. The prancing horse will have a revised V12, expected to be 6.5 litres and producing 800 bhp. Despite earlier reports it seems there will be no LaFerrari inspired hybrid additions.
Gear change is expected to be quicker, upshifts 30 percent faster and downshifts 40 percent more quickly than the F12, with the new model retaining the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox like the rest of the current range.
Technology as always in a modern Ferrari with play a key role in the F12M’s performance, using the latest version of the Side Slip Control (SSC) system as well as a second-generation version of the four-wheel steering system found on last year’s F12 TdF. Setting it apart from other Ferrari’s currently on sale, the F12M will reportedly be equipped with an electric power steering setup.
The new Ferrari will still have some creature comforts, as required by today’s drivers, expect a new digital entertainment display, an 8.8 inch unit with 1280 x 140 resolution.
On the outside a more aggressive design, in particular the front end, is expected than the outgoing F12, while the back has a rear diffuser that one attendee described as looking like it was “floating.”