Currently reading: Revised Ferrari F12 Berlinetta spotted testing
Modified F12 is likely to appear at next year's Geneva motor show with less weight, more power and a new look

Disguised test mules of a revised Ferrari F12 Berlinetta have been caught testing near the firm’s Maranello headquarters in Italy.

The test mules show a disguised rear end on the F12 test mule, indicating that the main changes to the car will centre around the styling as part of its mid-life changes due in 2016.

However, Ferrari rarely does minor facelifts to its cars, instead opting for more significant changes and typically a new name to reflect this.

Power for the F12 currently comes from a mighty 6.2-litre V12 engine with 740bhp. Further power can’t be ruled out, while other changes are likely to include greater weight saving, a new look, improved aero, and chassis tweaks.

The most likely launch venue for the F12 is the Geneva motor show next March, which would mark the fourth anniversary of the F12’s unveiling and is in line with the firm’s launch schedule.

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