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

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