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Published on March 31st, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


Ferrari 812 Successor spotted Testing, Looks Like A Widebody Roma

The Ferrari V12 is going to be alive and well for a few more years

The well loved naturally-aspirated Ferrari V12 is not done yet, while electrification is steadily taking over all across the globe, the iconic Ferrari V12 in the Ferrari 812 Superfast is not yet out of commission as its successor, which has not yet been named, has been spotted testing on the road. Let’s see what we know about it.

Ferrari Roma Spider

In recent months, a handful of Ferrari test cars have been spied testing near the company’s Italian fitted with a Roma guise. However, the proportions of the car have been changed slightly to accommodate the new powertrain. The camouflaged test car has now been spied during cold-weather testing near the Arctic Circle.

Moreover, this chunkier Ferrari Roma test car would not really make sense if it were a new model all together as the Roma and 812 are both already V12 models which are likely to be cheaper. Instead, the size of the test car would most likely be the successor to the Ferrari Roma powered by a V12 engine.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been in production since April 2017 and this means that, as of now, this car has been in production longer than its predecessor, the Ferrari F12berlinetta and matches the 6 year production run of the Ferrari 599 GTB. Plus, with the introduction of the Competizione and Competizione A being introduced 2 years ago, now seems like the right time for a new generation 812.

Another key piece of information regarding the Ferrari 812 Superfast successor is the fact that it may end up taking heavy styling cues from the Ferrari Roma as the brand is using a more widened Roma body under the camouflage though it could also take some inspiration from other Ferrari cars as well.

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On top of that, the full details of the powertrain remain a mystery. While it is safe to say this Ferrari will be powered by a naturally-aspirated V12, it is unclear if the car will retain the 6.5 litre displacement as the 812. It is also unclear if the engine will be paired to a hybrid system similar to the recent Lamborghini Revuelto.

So 2023 is shaping up to be a really exciting year for cars as many assumed that things would slow down and we would only see new electric vehicles (EVs) but as it turns out, petrol cars are still doing well, for now at least, and we are set to enjoy not one but two premium Italian V12 cars this year too.

Ferrari Roma

We got all this from Carscoops and their full article is linked here. Thank you Carscoops for the information.

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