Ferrari has recently unveiled the F12 Berlinetta, the successor of the 599 GTB, at the company’s headquarters in Maranello.
After being initially just a rumor and with the Italian based automaker teasing it for a couple of times just a few days ago, time has come for the most powerful Ferrari ever to be officially revealed, bringing a new name into the brand too, the F12 Berlinetta, not the 620 GT as it was known until now. Ferrari says that the F12 Berlinetta is a result of the collaboration between Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina and this is “a perfect balance of uncompromising aerodynamics with harmonious proportions interpreting the typical elements”.
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 6th of March, when the new supercar will be officially presented to the public.
Type 65-degree V12
Total displacement 6262 cc
Maximum power output 740 CV at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 690 Nm at 6000 rpm
Dimensions and weight
Length 4618 mm
Width 1942 mm
Height 1273 mm
Dry weight* 1525 kg
Weight distribution 46% front, 54% rear
Weight-power ratio 2.1 kg/CV
Maximum speed over 340 km/h0-100 km/h 3.1 seconds
Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE + EUDC combined cycle)
Consumption** 15l/100 kmCO2** 350 g/km
*With lightweight options
**With HELE System
Source – Ferrari press release