Going on five years old, the Ferrari F12 is due for a freshening. And so our spy photographers caught the next version of Ferrari’s front-engine two-seater running around Maranello in full disguise. According to Autocar, the production version should appear at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Details at this point are scarce. In the photos you can see the large round brake lights behind the body coverings. They appear to be the same as those on the current F12, but don’t count on that continuing through. As with the FF’s evolution to the GTC4 Lusso, we expect some changes to the front and rear styling when the F12’s suffix changes from Berlinetta to M. And with the GTC4 Lusso adopting a turbo V8, it’s possible Ferrari will spread that option to the F12 M as well.
But calm down, we’re not expecting he V12 to go away. In fact, we expect it to get a power bump, similar to what we saw in the limited-edition F12 TdF, which puts out 769 horsepower, 39 more than the F12 Berlinetta.
What we probably won’t see in the upcoming F12 M is a hybrid powertain, despite the fact that all Ferraris are moving in that direction. That shift will happen with the F12’s successor. Which leaves you plenty of time watch this video of the F12 M running around Maranello. Enjoy.