Ferrari might officially pull the wraps off the 458 M next year, during the 2015th edition of the Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere.
The successor of the Ferrari 458 Italia has been codenamed the 142M, internally, and it has been caught on camera by our spy photographers a couple of times while being tested out on the road, but the newest info on the Italian supercar is coming from the guys at Autocar. According to our source, the brand new Ferrari 458 M will be introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next March.
The Ferrari 458 M is believed to get a twin turbo V8 engine under its hood, with a displacement of less than four liters so that it will comply with the taxes in China, not like the current model which packs in a 4.5 liter V8. The new unit is said to be based on the 3.8 liter one of the California T, but this will be tweaked and it will produce approximately 666 HP (497 kW), meaning that it will be more powerful than one of its main rivals, the McLaren 650S, which has 641 HP. The torque figure is said to stand at more than 745 Nm (550 lb-ft) of torque) and power will be sent to the wheels through an updated 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Keep in mind that the 458 M name hasn’t been confirmed yet.