Known to the enthusiasts till yesterday as the Ferrari F620GT, the successor to the 599 GTB, was unveiled today as the Ferrari F12berlinetta.
If you can afford one, here’s what you get. A 740 horsepower, 690 Nm peak torque V12 engine placed lower and further back in the chassis of the berlinetta than in a 599 GTB Fiorano. 80% of this torque, which is around 550 Nm, is at your service at engine speeds of 2500 rpm. From this sweet spot, you can howl away to glory until the 8700 rpm redline.
Fuel efficiency has increased by 30% compared to the 599GTB, thanks to something that Ferrari calls ‘multi spark ignition’ function where three different sparks of differing intensity and duration work to improve combustion of precious fuel.
Top speed hovers around the 340kph mark, 10kph more than the 599GTB Fiorano, and 0-100 kph is achieved in 3.1s ( 3.7 on the 599 GTB), and 0-200 kph in 8.5s ( 11s in the 599GTB). Ferrari’s most extreme V12 car laps the Fiorano circuit in 1:23, a second faster than the 599GTO and two seconds faster than the Enzo.
More information to come in the design section, keep watching that space.