We don’t know what it will be called, but Ferrari is definitely working on a harder, faster version of its F12 Berlinetta grand-touring supercar. Possibly called the F12 GTO (but probably not), we first caught wind of it earlier this year when configurator pictures were leaked and it then was spotted near the Ferrari factory shortly thereafter by Youtube user Automotive Mike.
Going by this recent video, it now looks like Ferrari has begun road testing its newest front-engine supercar. Either that or we’re just watching Ferrari test drivers and engineers going to lunch in a test mule.
It sounds like an absolute beast. Power will come from an upgraded version of Ferrari’s 6.3-liter V12, which current rumors suggest could produce as much as 780-hp. Like the hybrid LaFerrari, the engine could also benefit from Ferrari’s HY-KERS system for more immediate power delivery and (relatively) better efficiency.
Sources suggest it will weigh just 3,120 pounds — a full 220 pounds less than the F12 Berlinetta. It could also be the first Ferrari to get a rear wheel steering system for increased agility and stability. At low speeds, this system would turn the rear wheels in the opposite direction as the fronts and in the same direction at high speeds.
Expect a 0-60 time of well under three seconds and top speed well over 200 mph. Don’t expect it to be as fast around Ferrari’s Fiorano Circuit as the LaFerrari, but it should be very close. We’ll share more as we have it, so watch this space.