Continuing the genealogy of the Testarossa and 550 Maranello and directly replacing the 599 GTB, the new mid-range Ferrari has to be something very special - and it is.
The new F12berlinetta (not called 620 GT as was previously thought) is the fastest and most powerful road car that Ferrari has ever created.
Let’s get straight down to the numbers: Its heart is a mid-front-mounted, naturally aspirated, 65-degree, 6262cc V12 that pushes 544kW and 690Nm through Ferrari’s ‘F1’ dual-clutch transmission to thrust it from 0-100km/h in a claimed 3.1 seconds and from 0-200 in 8.5 seconds. Flexible too, the engine can deliver 80 percent of its twist from as low as 2500rpm.
You’ll also reluctantly want to bring it to a stop at some point, right? For this, Ferrari has fitted its latest generation CCM3 carbon-ceramic brakes.
To keep it agile as a pin through corners, the F12 uses a revised version of Ferrari’s magnetorheological suspension control system.