Ferrari Unveils F12 Berlinetta, The Most Powerful Ferrari Road Car Ever

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari recently reveled it's latest automotive achievement, the F12 Berlinetta. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will be the most powerful Ferrari road car to date, equipped with a V12 engine that pumps out an astonishing 740-horsepower. That is an increase of 120-horses over the outgoing 599 GTB Fiorano which the F12 Berlinetta replaces. Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari's CEO, has reassured Ferrari fans that the Italian company will be sticking with V12's, even with growing environmental concerns and pressure to use smaller turbocharged engines. (Take that Prius!) However the new engine will be 30 percent more fuel efficient.

Since the F12 only weighs 3362 lbs (of course I assume that is a dry weight number) and Ferrari has used next generation alloys on the all-new aluminium spaceframe chassis, making overall rigidity increase b 20 percent, this means the F12 Berlinetta will accelerate from 0-60 mph in a ridiculous 3.1 seconds, and 0-124mph in 8.5 seconds. The top speed is 211 mph! On top of that the F12 Berlinetta laps Ferrari's Fiorano test track in just 1 minute and 23 seconds. That is faster than the much loved and coveted Ferrari Enzo can do around Fiorano.  The only current competition for the Ferrari seems to be the Lamborghini Aventador.

As with any supercar looks are key and the F12 Berlinetta does not fail in this category. The F12 takes design cues and elements from the Ferrari California and Ferrari FF, but the F12 has more sleek and muscular lines giving it a more sporty stance. Looking at pictures of the F12 is reminiscent of looking at the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition models. This is due in part to a design cooperation between Pinninfarina, the well know Italian design company, and the Ferrari Styling Center. We can only look forward to more supercar greatness from Ferrari.

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