Ferrari’s exotic F12 Berlinetta is a car designed to offer a super-performance on the road. Before the unveiling of the La Ferrari, this car was Ferrari’s most powerful and fastest model. Fans who love fast cars should consider this vehicle which has a good combination of power and comfort.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Exterior
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta features an aluminum frame chassis which utilizes different alloy grades and carbon-fiber elements which results in a kerb weight of 1630 kg.The exterior is very attractive featuring space-age angles and an array of aerodynamic channels that improve its performance. These features have been proven to lower its drag up to 299.
The front fascia features stylish, vertical LED headlights, a conservative bonnet and black highlights which are in sync with its traditional character. The sides are phallic in appearance while the signature Ferrari handles and swooping lines flow to its rear.
The rear which looks like a hatchback in all senses features circular taillights as well as gigantic quad-exhaust pipes. The supercar has a glass rear door that opens upwards for cargo. The vehicle also features vanes that automatically open at high-speeds to let in cooling air into its rotors and calipers.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Interior
The interior has been excellently designed using the latest cutting-edge technology. Ferrari has cut down features to a minimum to boost the car’s efficiency and sportiness while still maintaining an enviable cabin.
Its designers have carefully optimized the cabin space to curve a sporty driving position and still guarantee maximum comfort by incorporating up-to-date technological features and exotic hand-executed detailing synonymous with Ferrari. Everything has been laid out in a logical and ergonomic manner that improves its human machine interface. This allows the driver to easily reach controls without taking his hands off its 3-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel. The steering wheel is integrated with various functions such as turn signals, windshield wipers, headlights controls, a button that starts and puts off the engine as well as a knob that selects the driving mode. Its cockpit features high-tech functions with aircraft-inspired finishes.
Other features such as climate control are also conveniently located on the dashboard. The instrument cluster feature a large tachometer placed at the front center and is surrounded by a fuel gauge, speedometer and gauges for oil and water temperature. Fans will have an option to get customized specs through the auto maker’s Tailor Made Program at an extra fee.
It comes with 350-litres cargo storage space which can be expanded to 500L which is impressive for a supercar. The vehicle also comes with electronic driving aids which include Ferrari’s F1-Trac traction control, a high-performance ABS system, electronic differential and ESP Premium. Having cameras fitted to the F12 is very useful, it makes driving through the city a lot less stressful as this is quite a wide vehicle. A very handy addition.
Engine, Specs and Performance
Under the hood of this stylish beast of a car is a 65-degree 6.3 L V-12 power-plant. The unit is capable of delivering up to 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a 7-speed paddle-shift dual-clutch transmission system.
With that huge power output, this supercar moves from 0-60 mph in a stunning 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 210 mph. In terms of fuel economy, when conservatively driven, the car delivers EPA ratings of 12 mpg for city, 16 mpg on the highway and combined rating of 13 mpg.
Though these numbers are way below the industry average, they make the vehicle one of the most efficient in its segment. To keep this huge power in check, the vehicle features huge carbon ceramic brakes on all four fronts.
Price and release date
According to our credible sources, Ferrari is finalizing development of a new model which will sell as a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 2016 model. The new vehicle is expected to be unveiled in late 2015 or early 2016. Its price will fall around the current model’s $ 330,000.
This artwork of auto industry, in our humble opinion, does not have true competition, but if we need to name a few models that can be compared to the wonderful Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, that are supercars like: Zenovo ST1, Lykan Hypersport or Bugatti Veyron.