Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Gallops to Geneva
1 March 2012 - Autoblog
Three words: Fastest. Ferrari. Ever. While the F12 Berlinetta may have a name seemingly designed to drive English teachers (and website editors) insane, the 740-horsepower V12 is just plain demenziale.
Making 509 lb-ft of torque, it's enough to propel the 3,362-pound car from 0-100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and 0-168 km/h in 8.5 seconds, according to Ferrari. Of course, the true measure of any Prancing Horse is the lap around Fiorano, which the Maranello automaker says can be completed in just 1:23. (The previous record-holder was the 599 GTO at 1:24, while the Enzo clocked in at a leisurely 1:25.)
Ferrari says the new F12 Berlinetta has a lower and more rearward center of gravity thanks to a redesigned suspension and gearbox, with 54% of the weight resting over the rear tires. A 0.299 Cd and 76% more downforce allows a top speed of over 340 km/h.
The F12 Berlinetta will be shown for the first time at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and we'll be on hand to chronicle the festivities for your viewing enjoyment.