Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Research the new Ferrari Berlinetta
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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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.
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.
A list of standard interior features was not available at the time of writing.
Cargo specifications were not available at the time of writing.
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.
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
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