At the beginning of the month we saw a camo-free pre-production prototype of the Ferrari F12 Speciale (name not confirmed) and now we get to hear the car’s engine while conducting final testing at the company’s headquarters in Maranello. The hardcore version of the F12 Berlinetta will be better in just about every possible way as the model is bound to go through an extensive diet and should lose as much as 200 kg if we were to rely on recent reports.
The weight loss is going to be corroborated with a significant power bump as word on the street says the naturally aspirated V12 engine will gain an extra 30 bhp, thus bringing the grand total to a jaw-dropping 760 bhp.
We don’t have any details concerning the supercar’s performances, but it’s safe to assume it will be much quicker than the standard F12 so the 0-100 kmph task should take well below 3.0 seconds whereas the top speed could drop a bit from 340 kmph since the more aerodynamic body has been optimized for quicker accelerations rather than raw top speed.
Taking into account the F12 Speciale (could be called GTO) has already been spied without any sort of disguise, it means an official reveal is nearby so prepare to see the car in about a month from now at the Frankfurt Motor Show. If the IAA debut turns out to be valid, an online reveal is expected in the weeks to come, possibly by the end of August or early September.
Chances are the Speciale version will be sold alongside the regular F12 Berlinetta and will obviously command a serious premium. It will likely end up being a production car rather than a limited-run special edition, but we will have to wait from an official word from Ferrari regarding their upcoming product.