The 730-Hp V-12 Makes the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta the Fastest one the bear the iconic badging. While it replaces the previous 599GTB Fiorano, it still shares many of the same markings that have become synonymous with Ferrari.
Motor Trend writes…
While the F12 Berlinetta’s general profile roughly resembles that of its predecessor, there’s not a single bit of sheetmetal shared between the two cars. Styled by longtime design partner Pininfarina, the F12 Berlinetta is an interesting amalgamation of strong, flowing surfaces and existing design cues.
Up front, the F12 Berlinetta’s long headlamps bear a resemblance to those of the 458 Italia, while a large egg crate grille — much like that used on the four-wheel-drive FF — dominates the lower half of the fascia. The F12’s front fenders quickly taper to a narrow point, allowing the hood surfaces to wrap down and around the side of the car, terminating in a large V-shaped swage that curves upward into the rear fenders.
For those who think this is just a reskinned 599 GTB or GTO…think again. This vehicle is smaller, lighter and much faster.
If you think the F12 Berlinetta appears a little smaller than the outgoing 599, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Preliminary specifications indicate the F12 is about 2 inches shorter, 7/10 of an inch narrower, and 2.5 inches lower than its predecessor. The F12’s body is also lighter than the 599’s, thanks in part to a new aluminum-intensive spaceframe. An estimated curb weight of 3363 pounds means the F12 is not only 360 pounds lighter than the 599 GTB, but it’s also about 176 pounds lighter than the hard-core, performance-tuned 599 GTO.
Engine – 6.3-liter V-12
Power – 730 hp
Torque – 508 @ 6000 rpm
Trans. – 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Drive – RWD
L / W / H – 181.8 in x 76.5 in x 50.1 in
Curb Wt. – 3363 lbs
0-62 mph 3.1 seconds
Top speed 211 mph (est.)
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