Ferrari’s road car family tree is heavy with front-engine V12 berlinettas (Ferrari-speak for coupes). In fact, the company is pretty much the only one that has stuck with the formula for most of its history. And the latest addition to this proud lineage – the F12 Berlinetta – is nearly as fast as the brand’s previous hypercar, the Enzo.
However, there will always be people who want their cars to be faster and more distinctive than the standard-issue stock version. Yes, even Ferrari F12 owners. That’s why German tuner DMC has come up with a tuning package for the F12 dubbed the SPIA Middle East Edition. And as the name implies, it’s aimed at a rather specific corner of the globe.
DMC fits a new front splitter, side skirt extensions with fins, lower, deeper rear diffuser, and a ducktail rear spoiler. All those bits are made of carbon fiber, as is a non-functional roof scoop which, frankly, we could really do without, to put it gently. The body is finished in semigloss gold with a semigloss black stripe down the length of the car’s top surfaces, and the gold and black combo is also applied to the spindly custom wheels (21” fronts, 22” rears).
We’re sure lots of people wouldn’t have minded if DMC just made the aforementioned cosmetic upgrades and called it a day. Except, DMC didn’t stop there, and has instead fiddled with the F12’s monstrous 6.3L V12 so it now produces 766 horsepower, or 26 more than stock. The company claims this increase (combined with the aero package) lifts the top speed from 211 mph to 220 mph.
No word on how much DMC plans on charging for the SPIA Middle East Edition package, or how many conversions it plans on performing, but we’re guessing the answers are “a lot” and “very few,” respectively. Of course, if you have more oil money than your great grandkids will be able to spend in their entire lifetimes, the former isn’t much of a deterrent, is it?