It has been four years since the Ferrari F12berlinetta first broke cover, and now the Italian V12 appears to be readying its next appearance in updated form, here spotted wearing camouflage. Sources suggest the updated V12 two-seater will be called the F12M, possibly as a tribute to the Modificato moniker which graced the final, flat-12 of the Testarossa, the 512M, as well as the 575M.
As a mid-lifecycle update, the F12M is expected to develop upon the existing car, with the 6.3 litre naturally-aspirated V12 massaged and coaxed to greater output figures, possibly somewhere in between the F12berlinetta’s 740 hp and the F12tdf‘s 770 hp.
With the increased outputs, the F12M can be expected to improve upon the F12berlinetta’s performance figures of 0-100 km/h in just over three seconds, 0-200 km/h in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 340 km/h.
The updated car can also be expected to incorporate rear-wheel steering which made its debut on the limited-run F12tdf and subsequently the GTC4Lusso, for improved agility and stability.
Visually, we can expect the F12M to adopt current Ferrari design nuances, with sharper, more geometric lines which grace the likes of the 488 GTB and the GTC4Lusso, particularly when compared with their predecessors, the 458 Italia and the FF.
In line with the design cues of the latest from Maranello, the tail lamp is partly visible here through the covers, showing the circular ring design employed on the 488 GTB and the Lusso.