I love cars. Every now and again, I tend to get a little bit giddy about the latest releases from supercar manufacturers like Lamborghini and Ferrari. The latter has contributed to funny feeling in my pants with the release of what is the fastest Ferrari yet, the F12 Berlinetta, which was just unveiled in Maranello this week.
The F12 Berlinetta features a brand new 12 cylinder engine, which keeps the little beast hurtling towards the horizon with around 544kw and 690Nm of torque ( 80% of which is available from 2500rpm). The front engine car is packed with gadgets and next gen design featuring a shortened wheelbase, spaceframe chassis and bodyshell produced by Scaglietti using 12 different kinds of alloys and an engine that is mated to Ferrari’s F1 dual-clutch transmission with closer gear ratios designed specifically to handle this car’s huge performance figures.
So how does it do on the road? Well, to start off the F12 revs to 8700rpm- which is already quite nuts considering the engine’s displacement. A stationary F12 Berlinetta will get to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds and then on to 200km/h in a rather brief 8.5 seconds. The top speed is rated at over 340km/h (should you ever have the balls to go that fast). As far stopping, the latest Ferrari monster uses carbon-ceramic brakes in combination with Ferrari’s magnetorheological suspension control system and amazing feats of engineering like the E-Diff, ESP Premium and high-performance ABS.
The F12 Berlinetta will be open to the public eye at its official debut at the 2012 Geneva auto show.