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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Research the new Ferrari Berlinetta

The Good

The 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the most powerful production car the legendary Italian automaker has ever created. Incredible acceleration and power are made even more enjoyable by the comfortable and well-appointed interior. The F12 Berlinetta also offers premium handling.

The Bad

A limited production run will make it very difficult for you to get your hands on one of these…if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford the astronomical price tag.

The Bottom Line

This is nothing short of a dream car, but it won’t be easy to get your hands on one.

Price

The Ferrari Berlinetta was unveiled to the world at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Prior to its introduction, rumors swirled about the price of this hotly-anticipated performance sports car. Ferrari only added fuel to the inferno of speculation, choosing not to release official information ahead of the big debut. Though the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will not go on sale until late 2012, it is safe to assume that the price will be astronomical, reaching into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Performance

Acceleration and power

Just how powerful is the most powerful production car Ferrari has ever made? The F12 Berlinetta’s V12 engine is reported to peak at 740 horsepower, which is tremendous considering how light the company’s vehicles tend to be. Early Ferrari F12 Berlinetta reviews reported acceleration statistics that were nearly beyond belief. The car went 0 to 60 in just 3.1 seconds, and sprinted past the 100 miles per hour barrier in just over 8 seconds. The vehicle's top speed has been measured at 211 miles per hour. In one test, Ferrari let a professional driver open the car up on the Fiorano racetrack, and it went on to demolish the single lap time record, zipping around the track in 1 minute 23 seconds, shaving a full second off the previous best time and besting the legendary Ferrari Enzo by 2 seconds.

Handling and braking

Ferrari has made a long list of performance-enhancing features standard equipment on the F12 Berlinetta, including ESP Premium, F-1 Tracking and E-Diff. The vehicle is also outfitted with high-performance anti-lock braking algorithms, but more specific brake specifications were not available at the time of writing.

Interior

Seating

The vehicle is a two-seater, and early Ferrari F12 Berlinetta reviews praised the luxurious feel and finish of its interior. In addition to leather seating, you will find copious amounts of carbon fiber and leather trim, with many customization options available.

Features

A list of standard interior features was not available at the time of writing.

Cargo space

Cargo specifications were not available at the time of writing.

Safety

The 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While official information was scant, reviewers anticipate that a full range of performance safety features will be included with the vehicle, including anti-roll technologies and dual-stage driver and passenger airbags.

Specifications

Only limited Ferrari F12 Berlinetta specs were released by the company, but independent reviewers and agencies have been able to piece together a bit more of the puzzle in advance of the car’s official launch. The Ferrari Berlinetta specifications given below were culled from various sources, including an official Ferrari press release as well as automotive journalism sources who got a sneak peak at the car at auto shows.

  • Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch automatic (manual available)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
  • Engine Type: Gasoline V12
  • Engine Size: 6.3 L
  • Horsepower: 730 hp
  • Torque: 508 @ 6000 rpm
  • Curb Weight: 3,363 pounds
  • Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 181.8 inches x 76.5 inches x 50.1 inches
  • MPG, City: N/A
  • MPG, Highway: N/A
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