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Official: 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari has officially revealed their brand new 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, ahead of the official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 starting next Tuesday. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched by the Italians.

Ferrari’s traditional transaxle layout has been changed to match the performance of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The wheelbase has been shortened and the engine, dashboard and seats have been lowered in the chassis, while the new layout of the rear suspension and gearbox enabled Ferrari’s engineers to make the rear volume of the car smaller. The F12 comes with Ferrari’s latest generation carbon-ceramic brakes (CCM3) and the magnetorheological suspension control system (SCM-E).

Scaglietti designed an all-new spaceframe chassis and bodyshell using twelve different kinds of alloys, some of which have been used here for the first time in the automotive sector, and employing new assembly and joining techniques. This has resulted in a twenty per cent increase in structural rigidity of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta while reducing weight to just 1,525kg (70kg less than the previous V12 coupé).

The 6.3 liter V12 engine in the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has a maximum power output of 740hp, which translates to a specific output of 118hp per liter. Torque reaches a peak of 690Nm, 80 per cent of which is already available at just 2,500rpm. The red line is at 8,700rpm. The engine is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission, which has closer gear ratios. The F12 Berlinetta boasts a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.1kg/hp.

Geneva Motor Show 2012

The result is that the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 12-cylinder accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds and from 0 to 200km/h in 8.5 seconds. It also completes a lap of the Fiorano circuit in 1’23”, faster than any other Ferrari road car. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has a top speed of over 340km/h.

The design of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a result of the collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina. The cabin has additional luggage capacity behind the seats.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. 3 fails from Ferrari 1st one was the Cali 2nd is FF as you guess and this thing if far from impressive,doesnt matter how fast and how many HP does it have,sorry Ferrari you fail again in my book

  2. I’m still not convinced that it will look better than the 599 on the street but it certainly looks way better than for example the hideous California.

  3. Shades of Alfa 8C. I like it. More shrunken muscular look than the 599 and better performance than a GTO. I think there will be a few pissed GTO owners.

  4. I will have to agree 100% with ferrarifan here.I first thought like<>.And then the that horrible beast,the FF,came out looking nothing like a Ferrari,i thought i was going to throw up from the minute i saw it,This is just the cherry upon the top of the cake.BOOOO!

  5. Well, it’s good that ferrari has crossed the 700bhp mark where other supercar companies crossed that mark way before them. I have some objections about this car. First of all they need to break the collaboration with pininfarina because all the ferrai they have designed looks big and fat. Look at lamborghini or pagani. They are creating some amazing looking cars where all ferrari models look excessively fat and bulky apart from the 458 and the new car is no exception. Secondly why is the body made aluminum instead of carbon fibre. if you are putting a 740 hp engine in a car you should give it a maximum lightweight body. I think ferrari needs a complete makeover as they failing in road cars as well as in F1.

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