Ferrari F12 GTO caught undisguised
A very fast and powerful version of the Ferrari F12 is coming out soon and it’s named the Ferrari F12 GTO.
The new Ferrari is the successor to the exclusive, and crazy Ferrari 599 GTO.
The new Ferrari F12 GTO also rumored as Speciale is powered by a HY-KERS coupled V12 that produces a total output of 800-horsepower.
The naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 isn’t turbo-charged like the Ferrari 488 GTB or GTS, instead it uses the same system displayed in the Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Hybrid Concept back in 2010.
New reports indicate that the new Ferrari F12 GTO will be over 400 lbs lighter than the F12 Berlinetta
The 2016 Ferrari F12 GTO pays homage to its predecessors by incorporating design cues from the Ferrari 288 GTO, 250 GTO and the Ferrari 250 Lusso.
The new member of the Ferrari GTO club should be able to rocket its driver from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and go on to hit the 120 mph mark in 7 seconds with top speed electronically limited to 230 mph.
Ferrari has been turbocharging almost everything they have to offer, however they remain faithful to their naturally aspirated V12 and they will not turbocharge it in the future.
Instead of turbocharging their V12 models, Ferrari has instead decided to use the technology they’ve built for their Formula 1 cars, which has given their racing division the Scuderia Ferrari success in the 2015 F1 season.
2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor show will see the official unveiling of the Ferrari F12 GTO, along with the 488 Spider aka GTS.
Only 650 lucky, and very wealthy buyers get to buy the limited Ferrari GTO however they’re all spoken for and the best chance anyone else has to getting one is the used supercar market.
If Ferrari 599 GTO’s recent sales are any indication, the F12 GTO will be a sound investment.
The Ferrari 599 GTO’s list price was $450,000 and they’re going over $650,000 at the time of this writing.
I estimate that the upcoming Ferrari F12 GTO’s base price would be something in the neighborhood of $550,000.
We’re only a little over a month away from Ferrari’s official unveiling of the F12 GTO September 15th, 2015.
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