Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Mega-Gallery


Introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari’s F12 Berlinetta is just about ready to hit the market. The Italian automaker is marking the occasion by releasing a new batch of images of its fastest and most powerful production car ever (for now, anyway).

Under the F12’s flowing hood lurks a 6.3-liter V-12, good for 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox, the engine provides enough thrust to get the car from 0-60 mph in only 3.1 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 211 miles per hour.

In case you need another frame of reference, ponder this: the F12 Berlinetta has lapped Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit in 1:23, making it a full second faster than the Ferrari 599 GTO and approximately two seconds faster than the Ferrari Enzo. The car’s styling may be somewhat polarizing, but its performance certainly isn’t.

Ensuring that the car corners as well as it accelerates is the job of its Delphi-licensed magnetorheological suspension, electronic differential, carbon ceramic brakes and F1-Trac stability control programming. Even the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires used on the car are specific to the F12, and designed for maximum performance.

As impressive as the F12 Berlinetta is, it likely won’t retain its crown as the fastest production Ferrari for long. Word is that the successor to the Ferrari Enzo will debut by year end, probably relegating the F12 to the status of second-fastest Ferrari production car.
 
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Comments (5)
  1. I think "polarizing" is the right way to put it when accounting for all the likes and dislikes about this car and the FF. I ask myself what's not to like about them, and especially the F12, which I find to be one of the hottest coupes Ferrari have ever made; and what it's best: a serious effort from Ferrari to make a daily driver super car.

  2. that has got some serious cross breeding of the 599 and 308GTB goign on there.

    oh and instead of making the cars faster how about making them not burn to a crisp, or make the engine sound like a car engine and not a mashing machine on the juice !

  3. Dude, you're complaining about the sound of a Ferrari? I think you'll find that you're quite alone on your thinking. Oh unless you count crowds who want to continuously limit the noise allowable by car engines.

  4. nope. im talkign about the tinny scream of a ferrari engine. give me a Aston V8 or Porsche engine any day and twice on sundays over the Ferrari' engine note.
    im not saying its not a good engine, im talking about that sound. doesnt sound pure to me anymore. the classic of yesteryear from the 308/328 back, preferrably backk into the 2's were finer sounding engines....

  5. @WizardsLore, I once chased a pair of 308s through New York state and into Connecticut in my old MX-5. The sound was extraordinary...

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