Ferrari is testing out a secret car called the Roma. It looks like a normal Roma, but there are bigger air intakes at the front and the hood is longer. It also sounds like it might have a V12 engine.
The changes made show that this car isn’t really just an upgraded version of the Roma, but it could be a potential replacement for Ferrari’s current flagship V-12 grand tourer model, the 812 Superfast. To test its parts and features, they’ve used a modified version of the Roma body.
The 812 car first came out in 2017 and was based on the F12 Berlinetta which appeared way back in 2012. If this test mule is a sign of an upcoming 812 model then the final version should appear sometime in 2023 and be released to the public by 2024.
Ferrari has created a new platform for cars with engines in the front and center which is called the 812 successor. It was released in 2018 and it lets you choose different length wheels, engine types, and seating arrangements. You can also equip it with all-wheel drive and hybrid tech if you like!
The next Ferrari we will see might be powered by a V12 engine. We don’t know yet if it will be electric or not. The 812 Competizione which came out in 2021 is probably the last V12 Ferrari without an electric motor or turbocharger.
The car that will replace the 812 model will likely use the new 6.5-liter V-12 engine, which was recently released in the Purosangue and produces 715 horsepower. The predecessor’s engine, also a 6.5-liter V-12, produced 789 hp but could be increased up to 819 hp for its race version.