Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer produced by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari. It replaces the 599 series of Ferrari. Ferrari V12 Engine in the F12 has won the International Engine of the Year Awards 2013 in the Best Performance category and Best Engine above 4.0 litres. The F12berlinetta was named “The Supercar of the Year 2012” by car magazine Top Gear.
Some fast facts about Ferrari F12 Berlinetta:
- 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds
- The 6262cc 65-degree 6.3 L V12 is the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 yet
- The engine management system is fitted with Ferrari’s HELE start-stop system to reduce fuel consumption when idling.
- F12berlinetta transmits power through a 7-speed dual-clutch automated semi-automatic gearbox
- Aluminium space frame chassis
- The chassis is made up of 12 different aluminium alloys and improves structural rigidity by 20% over the 599
- A notable feature is the Aero Bridge, an air channel running from the bonnet, through the flanks and along the sides of the vehicle, creating an effect that increases downforce.
- Active Brake Cooling ducts, which open to direct cooling air only when the brakes are hot, keeping them closed at other times to reduce aerodynamic drag.
- The F12berlinetta produces 123 kg (271 lb) of downforce at 200 km/h (120 mph) – an increase of 76% over the 599 GTB – and has a drag coefficient of 0.299.