Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Makes North American Debut at Pebble Beach

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

Among all the gorgeous cars at Pebble Beach, one of the most stunning of all is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Today it made it’s premier journey on North American soil, among all the hubbub at Pebble Beach.

The F12 Berlinetta takes over the spot the 599 Fiorano had in the lineup, and while its still front-mid engined and rear-wheel drive, it’s also smaller and lighter than the old 599 thanks to an all-new lightweight alloy space frame chassis and suspension.

The Berlinetta’s V12 engine, is an upgrade of that first seen in the FF, but has been reworked to produce more power – a stunning 730 hp, which is also expected to help the F12 deliver up to 30 percent better fuel economy.

The Italian car’s impressive design is also functional. Air is directed from the hood down the sides of the car to increase downforce, and there’s even active brake cooling to help keep the mighty Ferrari’s big brakes from fading.

In terms of performance, this is arguably one of the fastest road-going Ferraris yet. It hits 62-mph in a mere 3.1 seconds and has lapped the Fiorano circuit in 1’23″, faster than any other Ferrari road car.

The whole Gallery is below, so take a look at how the Ferrari looks in the sun of Monterey.

GALLERY: F12 Berlinetta at Pebble Beach

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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