Ferrari's latest release is an obscene vehicle for the road, at least on paper.
Armed with V12 powerplant good for 730 horsepower and 508 lb.-ft of torque, it's definitely NOT playing around. Even better, it's set up as a traditional Ferrari should be.
A big motor upfront and power sent to its rear wheels.
But what is one of Ferrari's most powerful sports cars really like? We turn to Autocar to get a glimpse inside the all-new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
Excerpts from the review follow:
What is it?
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the fastest, most powerful product ever offered by the world’s most fabled supercar constructor for use on the public road. The 119bhp increase in engine power over the 599GTB is the largest hike in output of any Ferrari over its immediate predecessor and, with that, comes a 60kg reduction in weight....
Should I buy one?
Have you got £239,736 to spare? If so and if you like the idea of traditional V12 Ferrari sports car turned up to about 27 then, yes, wake your dealer in the middle of the night and bag your space before that list gets any longer. Just remember this car is not a paragon of virtue, its steering alone sees to that. And while it is undoubtedly Ferrari's fastest to date, it’s still not its most exciting. Ferrari will be sick of hearing it, but Ferrari’s most thrilling driving weapon remains the F40...Read Article
...Once you’ve vacated the car and let your pulse return to something approaching normal, it becomes clear that this car’s greatest strength and biggest surprise is not how unfathomably fast it is, but how usable the car remains. For all its McLaren-melting acceleration, the F12 is not a recreational plaything, but a deadly serious working tool. That is the key to this car’s extraordinary character and why it ranks as one of Ferrari’s finest achievements to date.