Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: The Fastest Production Ferrari
You are looking at the fastest production Ferrari ever. And, by pure coincidence, the best looking modern Ferrari. That second part isn’t official, but in my humble opinion it’s still correct. Welcome, to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
The F12 Berlinetta replaces the Ferrari 599, and debuts what Ferrari has labeled as a “new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinder super-cars”.
Describing this car as merely “fast” would be vastly underselling its ability – ‘blisteringly, stupendously quick’ seems more appropriate, as the official Ferrari figures are simply incredible. The all new 6.3L V12 produces 544kW of power, which enables the F12 Berlinetta to reach 62 mph (100km/h) in 3.1 seconds. To provide some context, the 599 did 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, which bizarrely seems positively slow in the company of the F12. The F12 also lapped Ferrari’s Fiorano test facility in 1:23 seconds, a time faster than both the 599 GTO and the Enzo.
It’s also relevant to mention that the F12 Berlinetta is 30% more efficient than the outgoing model. I’m going to go ahead and guess you don’t really care. I don’t either.
What I do care about, however, is that stunning exterior. The F12 has a shorter wheelbase than the 599, and is also lower and wider. And every single angle looks absolutely stunning. Words cannot even describe it – the F12 Berlinetta is without a doubt the most visually striking Ferrari out of Maranello for quite some time, eclipsing even the understated elegance of the 458.
The F12 Berlinetta will make its official debut on the 6th of March at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show.