• 2024 Ferrari V12 GT Chassis Testing Mule Spied Testing In Maranello

It looks like our spy photographers managed to catch the long-rumored 812 successor

Our spy photographers caught a very interesting Ferrari mule testing around Maranello. At a first glance it looks like the Ferrari Roma, but, at a closer look you will notice that the proportions have been stretched and the wheels are bigger. This could mean that Ferrari is using a Roma prototype to test long-rumored Ferrari 812 successor.

2024 Ferrari V12 GT Chassis Testing Mule Spied Testing In Maranello Exterior Spyshots
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First of all, let’s see why Ferrari is using a Roma prototype to test a future V-12 model? Well, the reasoning is actually very simple: Roma has been built on the latest Ferrari architecture - a scalable FR-orientation platform capable of rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, variable wheelbases, and multiple engine configurations including both V-8 and V-12 engines. It is also capable of hybridization. On the other hand, the 812 was built on an older architecture.

The Ferrari 812 is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. At the same time, Ferrari is also offering a 812 Competizione version that delivers a total of 819 horsepower. Ferrari has recently announced the 296 GTB - a hybrid V-6 that delivers a total of 818 horses and 546 pound-feet of torque. This means, that any future V-12 model needs to push these numbers even further.

2024 Ferrari V12 GT Chassis Testing Mule Spied Testing In Maranello Exterior Spyshots
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Rumors suggest that the 812 successor will not only use the same engine as the future Purosangue, but also that it will be a hybrid model.

Expect the future Ferrari V12 supercar to be launched sometime in 2023.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Alina Moore
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