Ferrari is in the process of launching a lightweight Speciale version of the F12berlinetta, which could be the last naturally aspirated, non-hybrid production Ferrari to go on sale. According to a report by British car magazine, Autocar, the F12 Speciale could be introduced as early as in March at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and will be a limited-edition model.
The report further states that the F12 Speciale will weigh around 200kg less than the F12berlinetta. This has been made possible owing to the use of lightweight body panels and wheels, and stripping the interior of anything not deemed essential for performance (carpet, sound deadening and satellite-navigation).
Under the hood, there will be a more potent version of Ferrari’s F140 engine from the standard model. The 6.3-litre V12 motor in the F12 Speciale will develop 760 hp, 30 hp more than on the F12 Berlinetta. This will give the F12 Speciale a power-to-weight ratio of 531 hp per tonne, thus pipping the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce. In addition to that, the F12 Speciale will sport a retuned suspension and a more responsive steering.
The F12 Speciale is expected to reach 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds or less, but the top speed will be less than the 340 km/h of the F12 Berlinetta because of the increased drag resulting from the extreme aerodynamic package the limited-edition variant is presumed to be be equipped with. The price of the F12 Speciale isn’t known but the report states it will be in the region of £300,000.
[News Source: Autocar]