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The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be replaced next year
The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been revealed - these were the final spy shots we saw before it was revealed, when it was referred to as the F12 M.
The F12 Berlinetta successor's engine will be the last unassisted 12-cylinder unit built by Ferrari, as well as the most powerful used in a series production model. It's essentially the 6.3-litre unit used in the LaFerrari, but without that car's extra hybrid electric power, and is only beaten for power by the 769bhp V12 of the limited-run F12tdf.
This performance boost should ensure the F12 M will shorten the current F12’s 3.1sec 0-62mph time. It will also use Ferrari's ‘virtual short wheelbase’ active rear steering system, as seen on the F12tdf, to improve agility.
Evolutionary design updates will be applied to the F12 M, with new lights and a restyled grille the most distinctive exterior changes. Inside, the F12 M will gain the dual-screen infotainment set-up of the new GT4C Lusso along with a range of other updates to the interior.
The car's production run is expected to continue trends seen with other models and last around five years. A limited-run special edition version will also be produced.
Pricing is expected to grow significantly from the F12's current entry-level £241,073 figure, due to the F12 M's status as the last atmospheric V12 model.
Video review of F12 Berlinetta