Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to debut on March 7 in Geneva image

The Italian based automaker Ferrari will present in a world debut the F12 Berlinetta on the 7th of March at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

After the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta started its life as a rumor in late 2011, under the 612 GT name, the latest supercar in the Maranello automaker’s lineup is close to making its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, on the 7th of March. According to the manufacturer, the successor to the 599 GTB, the F12 Berlinetta, has a modified body which, besides being too appealing, it also increases aerodynamic downforce and reduces drag.

While initial rumors were saying that the 599 GTB’s replacement will be coming with the same complicated four-wheel drive system as the FF model, the Ferrari engineers have apparently changed their minds and the F12 Berlinetta will be available in just rear-wheel drive. Under the hood, the newest supercar in Ferrari’s lineup is being powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine which is developing a total output of 730 horsepower and a peak torque of 509 lb-ft, out of which 80 percent is available from 2,500 rpm.

Ferrari says that the F12 Berlinetta can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds, while the 0 to 200 km/h acceleration is being done in 8.5 seconds. The F12 Berlinetta is able to complete a lap of the Fiorano circuit in 1’23”, faster than any other Ferrari road car. More details on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be announced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, on the 7th of March, when the new supercar will be officially presented to the public.