Ferrari F12berlinetta – fastest Ferrari ever builtBy
Recently previewed with the name F620 GT, the F12berlinetta features a new V12 engine and advanced architecture, aerodynamics, components and electronic controls, which make it the most powerful Ferrari road car ever produced, with an output of 740 hp, a 0-100 km/h time of 3.1 seconds, a 0-200 km/h sprint in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of over 340 km/h. The F12berlinetta was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina. The car successfully combines uncompromising aerodynamics with harmonious proportions, which interpret the typical elements of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars. Thanks to careful aerodynamic studies, the downforce has been increased by 76 per cent (123 kg at 200 km/h) while drag has been significantly reduced – the Cd is 0.299. The dimensions are relatively compact, with a length of 4618 mm, a width of 1942 mm and a height of 1273 mm, while the total dry weight is just 1,520 kg, achieved through an all-aluminum construction.
Ferrari F12berlinetta Compared to the recent FF, the F12berlinetta leaves the original yet controversial shooting-brake rear end in favor of a more conventional coupe’-line profile. Nevertheless, it adopts a similar design language, with muscular, sharply defined shoulders, a distinctive face with elongated, LED lights, a large front “mouth” and trapezoidal side air intakes; and a rear end visually defined by the circular tail lights and the lower dark diffuser. A new, distinctive element is the sculpted flank, which is defined by a straight character line on the top and by a dynamic, accelerating line that originates from the side opening behind the front wheels and rises up the car’s flank visually connecting with the rear shoulder.