The trouble with being a car company that builds massively technologically advanced no-expense-spared machines is that you can only say that in press releases so many times before people start tuning it out, assuming that it’s just part of your marketing to makes those claims. So sometimes the best way to prove that a company really is making big technological strides is to pit a current car against the fastest version of its predecessor in a drag race. And that is exactly what you’ll see in this video, a 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta up against a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.

Just looking at numbers will tell you that the 730-horsepower F12 is more powerful than the 661-horsepower 599 GTO, but power numbers don’t tell the whole story, and it’s really beneficial to see a practical demonstration. And it is all the more important because the cars are using different versions of the same engine, Ferrari’s Tipo F140, and this shows evolving engine technology. The video was shot at an Unlim 500+ event, so the intro you’ll get from the announcer is in Russian, but all of the pertinent information will be shown in English at the end.
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2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

2013 Ferrari F12 berlinetta High Resolution Exterior
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The F12 Berlinetta is a direct replacement for the 599 as a flagship V-12 gran turismo model. The 6.3 liter F140 FC engine won the International Engine of the Year award in the over 4.0 liters category in its debut year, and Top Gear named it supercar of the year. It is both lighter and more structurally rigid than the 599, which was already a very impressive machine. Cars like these often get overlooked when hypercars like the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari are still new, but one shouldn’t forget just how amazing the rest of the Ferrari lineup really is.

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2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Exterior
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