Ferrari 812 Spied Testing In Spicy Flavor With More Powerful V12

With a 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 340 km / h, the Ferrari 812 is already blazing fast. Leave it to the boys and girls of Maranello to work on the naturally aspirated V12 engine to extract more power for even more performance. The Prancing Horse is not only able to keep the 6.5-liter engine alive in an automotive world facing increasingly stringent emissions regulations, it also finds other areas to upgrade to the 812 Superfast. .

Not one, but two prototypes were spotted roaming the streets of Italy without much camouflage. Good old tape was used on the prototype with the license plate ending in “AT01” to partially hide the yellow cables and secure them to the body. “Partially” because you can see them in the lower right corner of the passenger door where the cables probably continue into the engine compartment.

It’s a sign that Ferrari was keeping a close eye on the power plant hiding under the hood, an engine that was already producing 789 horsepower and 718 Newton-meters (530 pound-feet) without forced induction. It is not known how many horsepower the Ferrari team will get, but we are probably looking at a final horsepower above the 800 horsepower mark to make the car worthy of its “GTO” badge.

Corroborate the ramp-up with possible weight loss and aerodynamic tweaks and you will surely end up with one of the fastest front-engine cars the world has ever seen. When will the envelopes come off? This could take place in the coming months as Ferrari has promised to unveil two new models before the end of the year. As for the other car, there’s a good chance it’s the SF90 Stradale Spider, although nothing is official at this point.

If it does carry the Gran Turismo Omologato suffix, expect production to be strictly limited in the same vein as the 599 GTO before it is capped at 599 cars.

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