Ferrari has unveiled its most powerful road going car in the form of the F12 Berlinetta. The new Ferrari monster replaces the hugely popular 599 GTB Fiorano as the flagship model of the Italian carmaker. The F12 Berlinetta was expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but Ferrari has chosen to show its new car to the world before the premier auto show.
People visiting the 2012 Geneva Motor Show can catch a glimpse of the F12 Berlinetta on 6th March. The F12 is the continuation of Ferrari tradition of having its most powerful model as its flagship. The 599 GTB Fiorano was the most powerful Ferrari until the arrival of the having a FF. But Ferrari is not some one who likes to change its tradition. Within moths of the launch of the FF, it has come out with yet another car that will make petrol heads drool even in their dreams.
The F12 Berlinetta is a visual stunner. It has been jointly designed by Ferrari and famous European design house Pininfarina. Some of the design takes inspiration from Ferrari's experience as a Formula 1 constructor.
Coming to the engine of the F12 Berlinetta, the car is powered by a 6262cc engine that can generate a mouth water 730bhp and 590Nm of torque. Such huge power will mean the super car can accelerate at breath taking speeds. The official figures indicate the F12 Berlinetta can accelerate to 100kmph from rest within 3.1 seconds and move on to 200kmph in 8.5 seconds.
Ferrari is slowly becoming more eco friendly. The new Ferrari consumes lesser amount of fuel and hence emits less carbon di oxide. Ferrari has claimed a fuel economy of 15litres per 100 kilometres and emission of 350 gm/km.
Ferrari has reworked its transaxle layout to match the performance of the F12 Berlinetta. This meanst the car is much smaller the 599 GTB Fiarano. This also means the reat to front weight distribution is at a perfect 54: 46. The shorter length has resulted in a lower centre of gravity that helps improve the car's handling.
The new Ferrari is expected to be priced about £220,000 or Rs.2.1 crores. The 1105 excise tax on fully imported cars will mean the F12 Berlinetta will be Ferrari's most expensive car in India with a price tag of over 4.3 crores.