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This is the Ferrari F12 Speciale

Snapshot: Captured at the Maranello factory, this is Ferrari’s brand spanking new F12 Speciale.

The LaFerrari is no longer available which means that if you want the meanest prancing horse on offer, the F12 Berlinetta is the one to get and as you can see it’s about to get a higher specification. The model will reportedly be called F12 Speciale although some say Ferrari has decided to bring back the iconic GTO moniker but we are not too sure about that. Seen here is the range-topping F12 painted in yellow and equipped with carbon fiber inserts on the front fenders and side skirts.

You will also notice those three slats on the rear fenders in the same vein as the ones on the Ferrari 288 and if we go back in time even further, the legendary 250 GTO had a similar arrangement but on the front fenders. The F12 Speciale seems to sit slightly lower and has a new set of lightweight wheels while the rear bumper has been massively reworked. There’s also a bigger trunk lid spoiler and possibly more carbon fiber near the side window as well as on the front splitter.

Sources close to Maranello are saying Ferrari’s engineers have managed to shave off a whopping 200 kg, but this sounds a bit exaggerated so we should just wait for the official word. Aside from losing a serious chunk of weight, the F12 Speciale will get more power as the normally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine has been tweaked and should deliver an additional 30 bhp for a 760 bhp total.

The 0-100 kmph sprint is expected to take less than three seconds now that more power has been wrapped around in a lighter body while the top speed could decrease a little bit from the F12’s 340 kmph due to the new aerodynamic body.

Full details will be disclosed in the weeks to come as the Ferrari F12 Speciale / GTO will premiere mid-September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales to begin by the end of the year.

Source: Cavallino Rampante

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