The successor to the instant legend that was the Ferrari 599 GTO is nigh, according to a new report from Autocar. A high performance version of the F12, dubbed the F12 Speciale, is said to be slated for a debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March and will bring with it more power and less weight than the standard F12 Berlinetta.
The F12 Speciale will produce an additional 30 horsepower over the F12 Berlinetta from its 6.3-liter V12, making for a total of 760 horsepower. It will also weigh 200 kg less than the standard version of the 2-seat GT, giving it a much better power to weight ratio than the recently introduced Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce.
Autocar says the F12 Speciale’s 0-62 mph time will be traction-limited at 3.0 seconds and its top speed will likely be reduced from the F12 Berlinetta’s 211 mph top end thanks to the downforce provided by the more aggressive aerodynamics package.
In addition to a more stripped down interior, Autocar believes Ferrari has trimmed the fat from the F12 by using lightweight body panels, thinner windows and ultra-lightweight wheels.
As far as pricing goes, the F12 Speciale should command a significant premiuim over its more comfortable counterpart. The standard F12 Berlinetta starts at $330,000 in the U.S., so it seems likely the limited-run F12 Speciale will run interested customers at least $450,000.