Introducing the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, in other words the quickest, most powerful and probably the most expensive road going Ferrari to be sold in Australia. Overnight, Ferrari unveiled the F12 Berlinetta ahead of the Geneva Motor Show next week.
The F12 Berlinetta is the replacement for the Ferrari 599 and is called a “new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinder supercars”. This new Ferrari boasts a 6.3-litre, 552kW producing V12 delivering 935Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is also present with a new rear suspension layout meaning that the package is nice and compact.
The F12 is lighter and shorter than the 599 with a 70kg weight reduction thanks to the use of 12 different kinds of alloy. This spaceframe chassis also means that it is 20 per cent more rigid.
If you’re familiar with the cockpit from the 458 Italia and the FF, you’ll feel at home with the steering wheel bearing all the similar features. Yes, including the confusing indicator buttons.
So with all the new innovations, the F12 is propelled from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds (3.7 seconds in the 599) and 0-200km/h in 8.5 (not that it will be useful for on our roads in Australia). In case you are the type who ventures to a track, this is the fastest Ferrari road car to go around the Ferrari Test Track at 1:23minutes compared to the 599 GTO at 1:24 and the Enzo at 1:25.
In other words, it is stupid fast…but in a good way…a REALLY good way.
And lastly of course you get Ferrari’s latest carbon ceramic brakes and all electronic systems full integrated. Plus you’ll be saving 30per cent more fuel compared to the 599. So it’s greener and meaner. Nice combo Ferrari.
How much will this cost? Well in Australia the 599 it replaces was over $670,000, just to give you an indication. When we find out exact pricing closer to release in 2013, we’ll be sure to let you know!