Ferrari has revealed the fastest Ferrari which will break covers officially at the Geneva Motor show. The F12berlinetta ushers in a new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinders in the form of a car that delivers unprecedented performance from an exceptional new engine, combined with innovative design that redefines classic themes along with extreme aerodynamics.
The Ferrai F12 Berlinetta will succeed the 599 series. The F12 Berlinetta features a 6.2-litre (6262cc) 65 degree naturally-aspirated V12 engine delivering 740 HP (544 kW / 730 bhp), which translates to a specific output of 118 HP/litre.
The Berlinetta has been described as “the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched.” For performance, the monster of the road accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.5 seconds. Torque reaches a peak of 690 Nm, 80 per cent of which is already available at just 2,500 rpm, and which provides an unrelenting surge of acceleration all the way to the 8,700 rpm limit. The engine is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission, which has closer gear ratios developed specifically for this car’s performance. The F12berlinetta boasts a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.1 kg/CV .
This is, in fact, the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched thanks to the incredibly efficient engine – in terms of mechanical, combustion and fluid-dynamics efficiency – which, together with advanced vehicle architecture, aerodynamics, components and electronic controls, guarantee unsurpassed driving involvement whatever the road or track.
The F12berlinetta’s impressive technical specifications are completed by Ferrari’s latest generation carbon-ceramic brakes (CCM3) and the evolution of the magnetorheological suspension control system (SCM-E). As is now traditional with all Ferraris, its control systems (E-Diff, ESP Premium, F1-Trac, and high-performance ABS) are all fully integrated.
The design of the F12berlinetta is a result of the collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina
Type 65-degree V12
Total displacement 6262 cc
Maximum power output 740 CV at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 690 Nm at 6000 rpm
Dimensions and weight
Length 4618 mm
Width 1942 mm
Height 1273 mm
Dry weight* 1525 kg
Weight distribution 46% front, 58% rear
Weight-power ratio 2,1 kg/CV
Maximum speed over 340 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.1 seconds