The Most Powerful Ferrari of the Range.
The F12Berlinetta not only ushers in a whole new generation of Prancing Horse 12-cylinder but is also the most powerful and high performance Ferrari of the range.
The F12berlinetta’s 200-bar, direct-injection 6262 cc 65° V12 delivers absolutely unprecedented performance for a naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine in terms of both power and revs.
Max power output of 740 CV at 8250 rpm
It has a maximum power output of 740 CV at 8250 rpm, while its specific power output is 118 CV/l, a record for this kind of engine. Responsiveness and strong pick-up are assured by maximum torque of 690 Nm, 80 per cent of which is already on tap at 2500 rpm.
Exceptional strides have also been made with regard to fuel consumption and emissions both of which have been slashed by 30% to 15l/100 km and 350 g/km of CO2, making the F12berlinetta a benchmark for its reference segment.
Dimensions and weight distribution
Its wheelbase is also shorter, the engine and driver seat have been lowered and the rear in more compact thanks to the new suspension and gearbox layout. It is a shorter, lower and narrower car than the previous V12 coupé.
Weight distribution is ideal too (54% at the rear) while the centre of gravity is lower and has been moved rearwards in the chassis. The F12berlinetta’s spaceframe chassis and bodyshell are both entirely new. In fact, they incorporate no less than 12 different aluminium alloys, some of which have never been used before in the automotive industry.
NEW Aerodynamic solutions
Various assembly and component joining technologies are also used. This has helped keep the car’s weight down (to 1525 kg) and maximise the efficiency of its performance (torsional rigidity has been increased by 20 per cent). The F12berlinetta’s aerodynamics were developed hand-in-hand with its styling, and incorporate a wealth of innovative solutions.
These include the Aero Bridge, which uses the bonnet for the first time to create downforce, and Active Brake Cooling, a system of guide vanes on the brake air ducts which open only if brake operating temperatures are high enough. The result is that it is the most overall aerodynamically efficient Ferrari ever, a fact attested to by a figure of 1.12 (double that of the 599 GTB Fiorano) with Cd of just 0.299 and downforce of 123 kg at 200 km/h.
The fruit of the collaboration between the Ferrari Style Centre and Pininfarina, the F12berlinetta’s styling focuses on brilliantly balanced proportions. It has an original, innovative look with many signature elements from the Ferrari 12-cylinder tradition. The car is clothed in sleek, aggressive lines and despite its compact exterior size, offers an absolutely superb standard of in-cabin space and comfort.
T-shape: clearly F1-inspired
The rear of the F12berlinetta is characterised by a modern, functional reinterpretation of the Kamm tail which seamlessly integrates the two vertical fences of the rear diffuser. The resulting original T-shape also incorporates two full-LED circular tail-lights and the clearly F1-inspired rear fog light.
The F12berlinetta’s technical spec is completed by the very latest carbon ceramic braking system (CCM3), Evolution magnetorheological suspension (SCM-E) and advanced vehicle dynamics control systems (E-diff, ESC, F1-Trac and performance ABS).
The controls are integrated in a single, faster ECU with model-based software.
Expression of the pure Ferrari DNA
The F12berlinetta is a perfect balance between proportions and aerodynamic efficiency.
The F12berlinetta’s design strikes the perfect balance between maximum aerodynamic efficiency and the elegant proportions typical of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars. Its designers and engineers worked in tandem to sculpt its surfaces so that they seamlessly incorporate the car’s many innovative aerodynamic solutions by “subtraction” rather than having it bristling with different appendages.
The result of this collaboration is an innovative system of air flows which make this car absolutely original and unique, a true marriage of technology and aesthetics, and an essential requisite for all Prancing Horse cars in which form and function are inextricably linked.
The F12berlinetta has low, sleek coupé lines with powerfully sculpted flanks whose contours curve and dip to channel the air flows from the bonnet. The two aerodynamic channels, created by reducing the volume between the wings and central bonnet bulge, pass below a bridge in the area between the front wheel arch and the bottom of the A-pillar, before flowing into scoops in the flanks, lifting and lightening the car’s side volume.
Cutting-edge look: understated yet sophisticated
Volumes have been reduced to a minimum to enhance sportiness and efficiency. The interior space has been optimised to provide both a sporty driving position as well as guarantee maximum comfort. A perfect balance has been struck between advanced technologies and sophisticated, beautifully hand-executed detailing, both of which are intrinsic to Ferrari’s DNA.
The design's strongest feature, however, is the logical, ergonomic layout of the various functions within the cockpit: the essential architecture embraces and enhances the Human Machine Interface which allows the driver to reach all of the controls without taking his hands off the steering wheel and displays all of the information he requires directly ahead.
The tunnel console is both light and functional. The central bridge incorporates the F1 gearbox and hazard warning light buttons, and is one of the cabin's signature elements.
The headrest is fully integrated into the backrest, giving the seat a very modern, track-inspired feel.
The rear of the cockpit features an upholstered rear bench with leather luggage straps to hold bags securely in place.
The 6262cc 65-degree V12 is The Most Powerful Naturally-aspirated V12 Yet
Maximum power is 740CV for a specific output of 118CV per litre and 690 Nm of torque. 80 per cent of that torque figure is on tap from 2500 rpm, giving massive acceleration right the way up to the 8700 rpm red line.
Just like Ferrari's F1 engines, the V12 boasts very low levels of inertia to ensure that the engine revs rapidly. Development concentrated on a number of areas, including the compression ratio which has been increased to 13.5:1.
The lower crankcase was completely redesigned to help reduce the car's centre of gravity (the engine sits 30mm lower and further back in the chassis compared to the 599 GTB Fiorano). The V12 feeds power to the rear wheels through the dual-clutch F1 transmission which gives instantaneous gear shifts.
The transmission features close gear ratios developed specifically to suit the car's performance and is integrated with the electronic e-diff to reduce overall weight.
Internal friction losses have been reduced to a minimum and innovative technologies have been employed (such as the multi-spark ignition function which implements three successive sparks of different intensity and duration) to reduce fuel consumption by 30 per cent compared to the 599 GTB Fiorano depsite the increase in power and torque.
Ferrari F12berinetta - Official Video
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