Feb 292012
 
Ferrari F12berlinetta

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Today’s on-line unveiling of the F12berlinetta ushers in a new generation of Ferrari.

With 12-cylinders it is a car that delivers unprecedented performance from an exceptional new engine, combined with innovative design.
Revealed to the world for the first time on Ferrari.com in preparation for its official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, the F12berlinetta, finished in an attractive new Rosso Berlinetta three-layer colour, represents the very cutting-edge of mid-front-engined sports cars.

New Ferrari sideview

New Ferrari sideview

This is, in fact, the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched thanks to the incredibly efficient engine which, together with advanced vehicle architecture and aerodynamics, guarantees unsurpassed driving involvement whatever the road or track.

Ferrari’s traditional transaxle layout has been revolutionised to match the more extreme performance of the car. The wheelbase has been shortened and the engine, dashboard and seats have been lowered in the chassis, while the new layout of the rear suspension and gearbox enabled Ferrari’s engineers to make the rear volume of the car smaller.

The overall result is a very compact car with a lower centre of gravity that is further back in the chassis, and a level of aerodynamic efficiency that sets new standards.

Ferrari Berlinetta Steering Wheel

Ferrari Berlinetta Steering Wheel

Scaglietti, renowned for its expertise in aluminium materials and construction, designed an all-new spaceframe chassis and bodyshell using 12 different kinds of alloys, some of which have been used here for the first time in the automotive sector, and employing new assembly and joining techniques.

This has resulted in a 20 per cent increase in structural rigidity while reducing weight to just 1525 kg (70 kg less than the previous V12 coupe) with an ideal distribution between the axles (54 per cent over the rear).

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Performance Maximum speed 0-100 km/h
65-degree V12 6262 cc 740 CV at 8500 rpm 690 Nm at 6000 rpm
4618 mm 1942 mm 1273 mm 1525 kg 46% front, 54% rear 2.1 kg/CV
over 340 km/h 3.1 seconds
Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE + EUDC combined cycle) Consumption**    15l/100 km CO2**    350 g/km

 11:09 pm  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Feb 282012
 
Glorious Goodwood - Hospitality Day out

Glorious Goodwood is the highlight of the summer sporting and social calendar. July 31st 2012 to August 4th 2012 Bursting with fabulous fashions, succulent strawberries, chilled Champagne and top racing stars, as well as music and dancing. And lets not forget the horse racing! More than 100,000 people flocked through the gates of Glorious Goodwood [READ MORE…]

 9:51 pm  Horses
Feb 262012
 
The Open Golf Championship

The Open Championship will return to Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club from the 19th to the 22nd July 2012. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club was founded in 1886 and the present course was constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses [READ MORE…]

 6:49 pm  Golf
Feb 202012
 
Queens Jubilee at the National Portrait Gallery

To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, London’s National Portrait Gallery is now showing 60 images of the Queen in a landmark exhibition that chronicles 60 years of Elizabeth II’s reign from Sir Winston Churchill to the present day. The exhibition features works by Cecil Beaton, Dorothy Wilding, Pietro Annigoni, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Lucian [READ MORE…]

 8:38 pm  Art, Lifestyle & Leisure
Feb 182012
 
Luna Sky at London Fashion Week

London based fashion designer Luna Sky presented her AW12 collection on the Friday 17th at London Fashion Week. Her motto is’ La Vita e’ bella- Life is beautiful’, encapsulating the princess personal with her signature style of an elegant uniqueness. This ideology reflects strongly on her garments in terms of feminine yet magnificent carpet pieces [READ MORE…]

 9:54 pm  Fashion
Feb 022012
 
TNT Royal Retro Sapphire

In 2009, Pierre DeRoche introduced a world first with the launch of the TNT Royal Retro and its six retrograde seconds mechanisms. This watch made a significant impact, and three years later, the brand is proud to present its star model with seven visible sapphire bridges. The now entirely transparent movement unveils yet more of [READ MORE…]

 9:34 pm  Fashion, Watches