Ferrari F12

Ferrari F12

  Ferrari followed up their 599 sports car with the new F12berlinetta in 2012. The F12 berlinetta is the most powerful high-performance Ferrari road car has ever launched. It was designed by the Ferrari Styling Center in cooperation with Pininfarina and is said to be "a perfect balance of uncompromising aerodynamics with harmonious proportions interpreting the typical elements of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars in an original and innovative way." The F12berlinetta is powered by a V12 engine with an impressive output of 740 HP - an increase of 120 HP over the previous 599 GTB Fiorano. This increase in power also comes with a decrease of fuel consumption, specifically a 30% reduction. With a total weight of just 3362 lbs, the F12berlinetta will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while top speed goes up to over 211 mph. Ferrari has also announced that the new model lapped the Fiorano circuit in 1:23, faster than any other Ferrari road car.

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In the latest episode of Drive, Chris Harris had the chance to test one of the greatest supercars currently available: the new Ferrari F12berlinetta . To make the entire review even juicier, Ferrari provided Harris with four sets of tires to wear out, so he didn’t send the F12 home on cords like he did the 458 Italia.

Chris started off by explaining the interior, detailing all of the random knobs and button strewn through the F12berlinetta ’s cabin.

After that, he gets behind the wheel, and all we heard from him was "astonishing", "mind blowing," "accurate" and "the fastest road car" he had ever driven. He even said that the Aventador has no chance against the F12berlinetta.

Enjoy as Chris Harris ran through all four sets of tires on one of the most gorgeous tracks that Europe has to offer.

All we can say is that, as usual, Harris had a great time behind the wheel and gave us one of the most entertaining F12berlinetta drives to date.

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The Ferrari F12berlinetta and its predecessor, the 599 , are some of the baddest front-engine, V-12 supercars in the world. Poke each with a sharp stick, and they will easily hit 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and deliver lap times ahead of anything else with the engine out front.

But the Ferrari pricing and positioning strategy seems backwards to some outsiders. The 458 is the entry-level car, then the FF wagon , then the F12 and ultimately, the million-dollar LaFerrari .

As the flagship production car line, the F12 is absolutely one of the best cars ever made. Period. Its high-dollar clients like it so much that the previous 599XX program of special, owners-only racing events has become a major profit center for the Prancing Horse.

A bit like renting a car for about $50,000 a day for a few days a year, the Corsa Clienti and XX evolution programs have some rich history with Ferrari. Worth recalling that the 288 GTO Evoluzione both directly spawned the F40 and a whole generation of turbocharged sports cars from Japan.

So to really get buyers to open the checkbook wider than ever, the F12XX program must whet their appetite for the front-engine exotic, but also leave them wanting even more. A buyer of one car suddenly owns two red stallions. It does not take an accountant to know how lucrative this double-down selling strategy is.

Of course, spending time on Yas Marina circuit or Imola with hundreds of racing-overalls-wearing Ferrari engineers does bring a bit more street cred when wearing a red baseball hat back home in the standard F12 .

So what do these double-rich buyers want from the XX program of the latest F12 supercar? Will it be a lightness and stripped-out racing program, a test-bed for new tires and manettino settings?

Or just a fun way to set the brakes on fire while keeping the wide-eyed racing stare of F1 heroes?

This exclusive TopSpeed rendering shows a speculative preview of the next Ferrari F12, which we have dubbed the F12berlinetta XX - or just F12XX for short.

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The folks at Motor Trend get their hands on some of the most amazing cars on the market. In the latest episode of "Ignition," Carlos Lago got the chance to review the most powerful road legal Ferrari — until the LaFerrari hits the market, of course — the 2014 F12berlinetta . This is actually the second time Ignition had the chance to test the car — first time in Italy last year — but this time "Ignition" took it to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. With this amazing power under the hood, the supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

Check out the video to see how fast the F12berlinetta can get in the hands of the pro racing driver Randy Pobst.

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In the last episode of "Head 2 Head," Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst from Motor Trend had the chance to test drive three of the best sports car currently available on the market, including the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S that won magazine’s "Best Driver’s Car" competition last year, and two new additions: the new Corvette Stingray and the Ferrari F12berlinetta .

Initially, the three cars were taken to Laguna Seca and had their lap times tested. The best lap time came from the F12berlinetta, as expected, with a lap time of 1:38.04. After that, all the three cars were put to the quarter-mile test, much to the delight of our senses.

The most powerful car tested was the F12berlinetta, with it 6.3-liter, 731-horsepower, V-12 engine. As no surprise, the Italian beast delivers an amazing driving experience and the two guys seemed to have all the fun in the world testing it. Who wouldn’t after all. Oh, and the engine sounds beyond awesome!

The Stingray is also a pretty good car to drive, thanks to its 6.2-liter, V-8 engine hat kicks out 460 horsepower.

Pulling up the rear in the power department is the Carrera 4S, which puts down only 400 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque from its 3.8-liter, flat-six engine.

Keep in mind, the "Best Driver’s Car" is not always the one with the most power... Enjoy the video!

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YouTube user Marchettino was able to shoot yet another great video, as he managed to catch two Ferrari F12berlinettas — one stock and one equipped with a Novitec Rosso exhaust system — lapping a race track.

The sound delivered by both supercars is amazing, but the Novitec exhaust really gives the prancing horse’s V-12 engine a sweet note. Because they both sound so awesome, we’ll let you know that it is the red F12berlinetta that has the Novitec Rosso exhaust. The yellow one, on the other hand, is completely stock.

As a reminder, a stock F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3 liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and a peak torque of 508 pound-feet. With this amount of power the F12berlinetta will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just about 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

Novitec Rosso equipped the Ferrari with a new exhaust system and remapped the ECU, giving the F12berlinetta is now delivering a healthy 763 horsepower and 518 pound-feet.

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Today, DMC announced a special kit based on the new Ferrari F12berlinetta . Called the DMC F12 "SPIA" Middle East Edition, the new package adds a little bit more power to the car’s V-12 engine and transforms the look of the supercar with a new aerodynamic kit.

A base Ferrari F12 makes good use of a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower, more than any street-legal Ferrari before. DMC however, managed to increase the output to a total of 755 horsepower. As a result the new F12 Spia can hit a top speed of 219 mph. In order to milk the extra ponies from the V-12 powerhouse extra power, DMC remapped the ECU and added a new titanium exhaust, which also improves the engine’s sound.

DMC also replaced the base wheels with a set of 22-inch wheels and new sport springs that offers a better handling. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli sport tires, sized 255/30 up front and 335/25 on the rear. Buyers can order the wheels in Virgin Gold, Brushed Alloy with Black (pictured), or any other finish desired by the clientele.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari F12 Middle East Edition by DMC.

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With an estimated price tag of $370,000, the new Ferrari F12berlinetta is a supercar very few can afford. When you can’t buy the real car, why not opt for something inspired by the car.

Like this Veru Ti Ferrari Limited Edition Phone that was inspired by the sexy curves of the F12berlinetta . The phone is made from Alutex – a special lightweight composite weave used to stunning effect on Ferrari interiors. It also features two Red and Black Ferrari stripes made from the same leather used on the F12berlinetta’s seats.

There are a few other elements of the supercar that inspired the phone: the iconic taillights inspired the rounded camera housing, while even details as small as the tiny hexagonal screws holding the back plate are unmistakably Ferrari. As a final touch, the phone comes wrapped in Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) for an ultimate protection.

Now that we got your attention, here comes the bad news: the phone is priced at "only" $16,309, which is pretty much the base price for a compact family car.

Technical specifications after the jump.

If there’s one thing that journalists fear the most, it’s doing interviews with subjects who have no interest in talking to you. They daze off. They give canned answers. And worst of all, they appear completely disinterested in having wasted precious minutes of their lives.

But every so often, a subject is gracious enough to give an interview and in the case of Ferrari F1 driver Fernando Alonso, do it while actually driving the Ferrari F12berlinetta around the Nurburgring.

During the 15-minute interview with RTL, Alonso covered a whole bunch of topics. He was engaging, candid, and seemed to enjoy himself answering questions in a setting that usually needs silence and concentration.

Obviously, the journalist hitching a ride with Alonso was pretty thrilled scoring a 15-minute sit-down (or is it drive-along?) with the two-time F1 champion without having to fight with other microphones in getting Alonso’s attention.

Kind of makes us want to get Kimi Raikkonen in a Lotus and see what he can tell us about his personal life.

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari F12berlinetta

Cam Shaft has, on occasion, given a car a comprehensive aftermarket program. But sometimes, it sticks to what it knows best.

Take, for example, this Ferrari F12berlinetta . Off the bat, we’ll tell you that it doesn’t come with any performance upgrades so you can expect to see the same 740-horsepower V-12 engine that allows the car to hit 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 211 mph.

But the German tuner does know one thing more than anybody else: wrapping cars. So that’s what they did to the F12berlinetta, and the results are positively glorious.

It’s always convenient to put a tuner to task for not flexing its performance muscles on a car like the F12berlinetta. In some cases, that argument holds merit. Other times, though, it doesn’t.

This one belongs in the latter because one look at the Italian supercar and you immediately forget everything else that makes sense in this world. You just drop your jaw, pick it back up and admire this prancing horse in all of its glory.

Click past the jump to read about what Cam Shaft did to the Ferrari F12berlinetta

The Ferrari F12berlinetta looks and performs like its ready to throw down with nearly any supercar on the planet. To be honest, it really doesn’t need any aesthetic upgrades because it already looks pretty darn special.

But don’t tell that to tuning company Revozport who decided to give the F12berlinetta a new styling program that provides a more elegant look while retaining the classic styling of the supercar. It even gave the program a name: the RZF-12.

It’s definitely an acquired taste, especially for the price Revozport is charging for it (check that one out after the jump). Plus, it doesn’t have a performance upgrade, which means that the F12berlinetta retains its 6.3-liter V-12 engine that produces 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque with a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

We won’t blame you if you passed on this aftermarket kit, but if you had the money to spare, plus an F12berlinetta for that matter, then you might find the appeal in it.

Click past the jump to check out Revozport’s new carbon fiber components for the Ferrari F12berlinetta


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