Ferrari teasing new model, could be the 458 M image

Ferrari has released four teaser images depicting an upcoming model which is believed to be the successor of the current 458 Italia, the so-called 458 M.

The newest spy shots have indicated that Ferrari is working on a modified version of the current 458, which has been called the 458 M (Modificata), and it seems that development is more advanced than initially though because the Maranello based automaker is currently teasing it out for an online unveil, on the 3rd of February. Keep in mind that the 458 M hasn’t been confirmed yet, but then again, no brand new Ferrari has been confirmed before its official debut. Speaking on the debut of the supercar, the first time it will see the public will be at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, in March.

The Ferrari 458 M will not be a new generation of the super, something similar to the F430 and 458, but it will actually be an evolution, adopting the same recipe as the California and California T. This means that underneath its updated body, the same mechanics will be found but unlike your regular facelift, some significant changes will be made. The most important one will be the drop of the 4.5 liter V8 engine in favor for a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8, which is believed to pack a total of 666 HP (497 kW) and 745 Nm (550 lb-ft) of torque. The dual clutch transmission will be updated too and from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the supercar will need 3.4 seconds. More details on it are limited at this time.