Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revealed as Latest, Greatest Ferrari Yet

14
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revealed as Latest, Greatest Ferrari Yet

The latest and the the greatest Ferrari yet, the F12 Berlinetta has been revealed ahead of its official world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The successor to the 599 and rumored to be called the 620 GT, the F12 Berlinetta is the most powerful Ferrari road car ever with a a 6.3-liter V12 engine making 740 hp at 8500 rpm and 509 lb-ft of torque, 80 percent of which is available at just 2500 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch transmission, the car can hit 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds and hit 124 mph in just 8.5 seconds. Plus, it’s the fastest road going F-car around the Fiorano circuit, with a lap time of 1’23”.

Despite the massive performance increase, Ferrari claims the new V12 engine will be 30 percent more fuel efficient than the outgoing 6.0-liter V12 in the 599.

Based on an all new aluminum chassis that is 20 percent stiffer than the outgoing unit, it weighs 154 lbs less than the 599. Shorter in length, many of the interior components, from the dash to the seats, have been lowered in the chassis, as has the engine.

The aerodynamics of the body also play a major role in the car’s performance with downforce improved b 76 percent, to deliver 271 lbs of downforce at 124 mph, while the coefficient of drag has been reduced to just 0.299 cd. The car’s swoopy lines are more than just nice to look at, they play a major role, with an “Aero Bridge” on the hood that sends air to the side of the car, rather than over the top, to cut drag.

Look for more on the Ferrari F12 with AutoGuide’s Geneva Motor Show coverage starting March 6th.

Check out the video below of the new Ferrari out on the track.

GALLERY: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari-F12-Berlinetta-03.jpgFerrari-F12-Berlinetta-04.jpgFerrari-F12-Berlinetta-05.jpgFerrari-F12-Berlinetta-06.jpgFerrari-F12-Berlinetta-07.jpgFerrari-F12-Berlinetta-09.jpg

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

  • Sam

    I’m genuinely disappointed with Ferrari. So much hype over this car, yet it ‘s no where near as good looking as the Aventador, the FF theme of styling is crap and the claimed performance figures aren’t really special. IMO, Aventador wins this competition.

  • its me

    1. This new f12 looks great!
    2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    3. As for performance there is by far not one lamborghini which is able to beat the lap times, e.g. Nürburgring in Germany, of a comparable ferrari.

  • Hank

    I bet the Aventador will look stupid in a few years and the F12 will be beautiful forever!

  • Mike

    @Sam -> How can you compare a mid-engine car like the Aventador to a genuine GT like the F12? I agree that the FF was a disappointment aesthetically, but this F12 is an excellent evolution of the front-engine V12 Ferrari line. You can still see the 550, 575 and 599 in the F12. Hank’s comment is spot on!

  • Ryan

    Looker or not, what they’ve done with the 6.3L V12 is flat out amazing. 740 hp, revs higher than the outgoing 6L, delivers SUBSTANCIALLY more power (Enzo had 651 hp from the 6L) – most of which is available at even lower revs than before, and is 30% more fuel efficient. The outgoing model was 12 city / 18 hwy MPG, so this means that this car will be in the 16 city / 24 hwy MPG range. Despite increasing the features and size of the motor, the car weighs 150 lbs less…truly amazing engineering from Ferrari on this one. The design guys will make an F12XX soon enough that will blow the doors off again. Personally, I rather like the muscular profile and cheshire cat facia. Rear could use a bit of love, but as the 599 showed us, Ferrari is willing and capable of making several different variants.

  • Infidel

    Egads. It looks like a Mustang raped an FF. At least we know what the F stands for.

    The F12 is another in a long line of thoroughly forgettable modern Ferraris. Poor Enzo must be spinning in his grave. A half-decade from now, the F12 will be one more highly depreciated asset with outdated electronics, sticky buttons and skyrocketing repair bills. Have you checked 430 prices lately?

    Sure. The F12 is powerful and fast. Who cares? In the modern world, both are fleeting commodities that can be bought for a whole lot less. A Nissan delivers as good or better stoplight to stoplight performance for about a third of million dollars less. You won’t find that fact in the Ferrari brochure.

  • Infidel

    Ryan,

    Ferrari is guilty of fighting the last war. Naturally aspirated engines, especially those with twelve cylinders, are dinosaurs living on borrowed time. Forced induction is the present and the future. Exhibit A is the 2013 GT500:

    Ford produces a bone stock V8 power plant good for 650HP and 600FTLBS of torque that pushes the GT500 to a low 11-second quarter-mile and 200+MPH top speed. Toss in a few go-fast goodies from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog and the power and performance stats only get better.

    And the Ferrari’s Fiorano lap time is meaningless. Ninety-nine percent of all Ferrari owners have never stepped one foot on Fiorano or Nurburgring or Lagun Seca and couldn’t find any of them on a map.

    Stoplight to stoplight performance is what matters and, in those terms, there is no meaningful difference between a $450,000 Ferrari and $70,000 GT500.

    It’s not that the Ferrari is that bad. It’s that the GT500 (and GT-R, ZR-1, etc.) are that good. Power and performance have indeed been commoditized.

  • Graham

    Infidel,

    How could you possibly even think of comparing the beauty and performance of a ferrari with a mustang. Should not even be compared to in the same sentence. Enough said!

  • Mark

    Ryan, Ford’s Mustang is a nice car, but don’t compare it to a Ferrari. You have obviously never driven or owned a Ferrari & yes us owners use them & appreciate them.

  • Brian

    As I see it, comparing a Mustang or a GT-R to a Ferrari is kinda like comparing a Guess Hand Bag to a LV Hand Bag. (Guy here, don’t really know much about bags but bare with me) These bags will have the same function, hold the same amount of stuff, look about the same to people who don’t know bags. But on one hand you have a bag mass produced to please the masses. On the other, you have a bag that’s been the timeless name in the industry that has become an iconic last word in object of desire. Now go back and replace bag with car and that’s what Mustang is to Ferrari.

  • can

    Sorry guys but this car is not beautiful (in my opinion). After 360 Modena, all the ferrari models looks uglier. 90`s were the best years for ferrari. (F355, F50, 360 Modena).. even the engine sounds are very ordinary (comparing to f355 and 360)… I hope next ferrari`s will be pretty.

  • Felix

    Infidel, well said. Sure Ferrari make some beautiful cars that sound wonderful, but they’re not that real-world quick, and ludicrously expensive. The other day I was following an F430 along the great ocean road in my (completely stock)Evo X. He was trying very hard to shake me off, but it didn’t require too much effort to stick with him on the straights, and have him seriously questioning his 400-odd grand outlay in the twistier bits. I paid about $40K Australian for my Evo, I couldn’t even afford a new one, yet I can put my baby son in the back and a week’s luggage in the boot, it won’t get keyed if I park it on the street and doesn’t cost several grand every time it gets serviced. Fair play to Ferrari’s incredible technological achievements, but why would I shell out half a mil for a new one when I can go almost as fast in a $40K japanese family four door? Horses for courses I suppose. BTW most of the people I know who own Ferraris (and there’s a few) have personal inadequacies that they’re real conscious of. Many of them are slimy to behold and embarrasingly inept around the attractive women they are hoping to lure with their Ferraris. They seem unaware that Ferrari ownership is a red flag to alert the rest of us to these facts. Just sayin’ like.

  • Bajowa0353

    Sorry man that sounds like hater talk to me… A lot of people have inadequacies. (Most in one way or another) People who purchase this and have a family usually have a car to take the kids out in and if they dont have that second car then they usually dont have kids.  I am not going to hate on somebody for being successful and purchasing the car of their choice.  Good for them I

  • mike

    this is an amazing car and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it is a good looking car but i agree with can, the 360 modena in my opinion is the most beautifull car ever made. What an engine though,730 hp from 6.2 liters without turbo or supercharging? Holy cow! I love cars, i have built hot rods and drag cars and appreciate what it takes to make a fantastic car. The new mustangs and vettes are truly great automobiles and I’m a big fan of both but would love to get a shot of driving a Ferrari or Lambo, I have sat in a ferrari and the quality and care that goes into making one of these is something that cannot be matched at the price of a vette or mustang period

« Back
SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AutoGuide.com’s Monthly Overlay Newsletter Signup – By subscribing to our email newsletter, Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card (value of $100.00 USD). One (1) winner will be chosen every month at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. *Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. PRIZE: One (1) Winner will be randomly selected every month to each receive: one (1) $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card (the “Prize Supplier”). Total approximate retail value of all prizes is approximately $100.00 USD. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize package is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

3. ELIGIBILITY: From the time of entry through the final date of prize fulfillment, each contest entrant and selected entrant must be a permanent lawful citizen and resident residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or in Canada, and be twenty one (21) years of age or older. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR CANADA AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives, of the Sponsor and the Prize Supplier and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (e.g., spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, in-law, daughter and son, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to participate or win. Only one selected entrant per household. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to this sweepstakes are final. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

4. ENTER BY INTERNET: You may enter this sweepstakes via the Internet by logging onto AutoGuide.com and subscribing to our email newsletter via the pop-up overlay.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: One (1) Entrant will be selected by random selection who have subscribed to our email newsletter. The winner may be announced publicly on AutoGuide.com and will be contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. The winner will be required to provide a mailing address (that is not a P.O. box) to receive the prize which will be shipped free of charge.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

7. RESTRICTIONS: The prize package consists of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card with an approximate value of $100.00 USD. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor or Prize Supplier, no substitute prize will be awarded due to the unique nature of the prize. Sponsor and Prize Supplier shall not be liable to the winner or any person claiming through winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, utility failure, internet failure, terrorist acts, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's or Prize Supplier's control (collectively, "Force Majeure Event"). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the performers/events, other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

8. CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that Sponsor has the irrevocable right to use in perpetuity entrants' names, user names, likenesses, photographs, voices, home mailing address, biographical and prize information, and entry materials, without notice to entrants and without compensation or obligation, in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in any manner whatsoever, to advertise and promote Sponsor, its products and services, the Sweepstakes, and for any other purpose except where prohibited by law. Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer viruses, worms or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, any Force Majeure Event or any other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operations of this Sweepstakes in any manner, (ii) violates the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any expenses and receipt and use of the prize and federal, state and local taxes and fees applicable in connection with the prize awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor, Prize Supplier, and their respective officers, directors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize resulting from acceptance, possession or usage of the prize, or (ii) printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain such errors without liability at its or their sole discretion.

9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this contest is VerticalScope Inc. (the owner and operator of AutoGuide.com), 111 Peter Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1.

Subscribe to our email newsletter and automatically be entered to win.
*Restrictions apply. See offer for details

Get Breaking Automotive News, Reviews and Video in your Facebook Feed!

Already Liked