2016 Ferrari F12 Speciale – latest spy pictures
The brand-new F12 Speciale is usually likely to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March
Big weight reduction in addition to power boost to 760bhp for hardcore type of Ferrari’s V12 super-coupé, which has been spotted testing
The upcoming Ferrari F12 Speciale has been spotted testing on the streets of Maranello, close to Ferrari’s headquarters, ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Geneva motor show next March.
These latest spy pictures come just a few weeks after an undisguised prototype was spotted, with that will car also photographed close to Ferrari’s Maranello factory. While This particular latest prototype features a light disguise, we already know the F12 Speciale will receive a more hardcore aerodynamic bodywork package, with elements including vented wheel arches, a front spoiler in addition to rear diffuser.
Designed to be a lightweight type of Ferrari’s F12 flagship, that will’s understood that will the F12 Speciale will not be a limited-edition design, however a full-scale production car like the 458 Speciale. The standard F12 Berlinetta will continue in production alongside that will.
The F12 Speciale is usually understood to weigh up to 200kg less than the standard car (at about 1430kg) in addition to the power output of its 6.2-litre V12 engine has increased through 730bhp to 760bhp.
If that will is usually the case, This particular will elevate its power-to-weight ratio through 447bhp per tonne to 531bhp per tonne. that will would likely not only give that will clear bragging rights over its closest rival, the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce (485bhp per tonne), however would likely also put its performance on a par with that will of the Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar.
Expect a traction-limited 0-62mph time of 3.0sec or less, although the 211mph top speed of the current F12 may actually be reduced due to increased drag resulting through the extreme aerodynamics package with which the vehicle is usually believed to be equipped.
that will is usually not yet clear what measures Ferrari has taken to remove so much weight through the F12 – more than double the 95kg saved in turning the 458 Italia into the 458 Speciale. however expect every area to have contributed, with lightweight Centeng panels, thinner or Perspex windows in addition to ultra-lightweight wheels.
Expect the Internal to be stripped of all however the essentials, including carpets, sound deadening in addition to sat-nav, although most of the deleted items are likely to remain on the options list, in order that will those who want to travel in relative comfort in their F12 Speciale can do so.
The F12 Speciale will receive a unique tune for its suspension in addition to steering, as well as optimised safety in addition to stability systems designed to make the vehicle as adept on a circuit as on the road.
The F12 Speciale is usually likely not only to be a very special Ferrari however also a significant one, because that will may be the last normally aspirated, non-hybrid production Ferrari to go on sale. Both of Ferrari’s V8 designs – the California T in addition to 488 GTB (in addition to 488 Spider) are today turbocharged, while Maranello has stated clearly that will future V12 designs will be harnessed to electric motors, like the powertrain inside the firm’s LaFerrari hypercar.
There is usually no word on cost, however given that will the F12 Berlinetta incorporates a list cost of £240,083 in addition to that will the 458 Speciale is usually a Great £30,000 more than the standard 458 Italia, that will is usually unlikely that will buyers will receive much change through £300,000. however for a car that will promises to be inside the same performance bracket as the £781,000 918 Spyder, some may well see that will as a bargain.
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