Ferrari F12berlinetta in the distinctive 70th anniversary celebration livery on display at the Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2016
|Designer||Ferrari Styling Centre under Flavio Manzoni, in collaboration with Pininfarina|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Grand tourer (S)|
|Body style||2-door berlinetta|
|Layout||Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Engine||6.3 L F140 FC V12|
|Transmission||7-speed F1 DCT dual-clutch|
|Wheelbase||2,720 mm (107 in)|
|Length||4,618 mm (181.8 in)|
|Width||1,942 mm (76.5 in)|
|Height||1,273 mm (50.1 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,525 kg (3,362 lb) (dry weight)|
1,630 kg (3,594 lb) (kerb weight)
|Successor||Ferrari 812 Superfast|
The Ferrari F12berlinetta (also unofficially referred to as the F12 Berlinetta or the F12, and unofficially stylized as the F12B for short) is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer produced by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari. The F12 Berlinetta debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and replaces the 599 grand tourer. The naturally aspirated 6.3 litre Ferrari V12 engine in the F12berlinetta 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. The F12berlinetta was replaced by the Ferrari 812 Superfast in 2017.
- 1 Specifications
- 2 Design
- 3 Ferrari F12tdf (2015-2017)
- 4 One-offs and specials
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The F12 Berlinetta uses a 6,262 cc (6.3 L; 382.1 cu in), naturally aspirated 65° V12 engine of the Ferrari F140 engine family. Displacement is shared with the FF, but the F140 FC version installed on the F12 produces 740 PS (544 kW; 730 bhp) at 8,250 rpm and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm, making it the fourth most powerful Ferrari road car produced to date, only surpassed by the LaFerrari, F12tdf and 812 Superfast.
The engine of the F12 Berlinetta has been designed to be more efficient than that of the 599, as well as more powerful. The engine management system is fitted with Ferrari's HELE start-stop system to reduce fuel consumption when idling. Ferrari reports that the F12berlinetta can achieve 18 mpg‑imp (15.7 L/100 km; 15.0 mpg‑US) – a 30% improvement over the 599 – and produces CO2 emissions of 350 g/km.
Similar to the California, 458 Italia, FF and LaFerrari, the F12berlinetta transmits power through a 7-speed dual-clutch automated semi-automatic gearbox operated by the driver using paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. Compared to similar models, the F12berlinetta uses shortened gear ratios to match the power of the engine.
The F12berlinetta is built around an aluminium space frame chassis co-developed with Scaglietti. The chassis is made up of 12 different aluminium alloys and improves structural rigidity by 20% over the 599, whilst reducing weight by 70 kg (150 lb). The centre of gravity has also been lowered by around 25 mm (1 in). The F12berlinetta's weight distribution is 48% front, 52% rear.
Similar to other contemporary Ferrari models, the F12berlinetta uses Ferrari's third generation CCM3 carbon ceramic disc brakes with ABS, SCM-E magnetorheological suspension, an electronic LSD, ESP Premium stability control and F1-Trac traction control. The car's stability and traction control, suspension and other settings are controlled by the Manettino dial mounted on the steering wheel.
The F12berlinetta makes use of aerodynamic techniques based on Ferrari's 599XX and Formula One programmes, developed with wind tunnel and CFD testing. 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. Another feature is 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 124 mph (200 km/h) – an increase of 76% over the 599 GTB – and has a drag coefficient of 0.299.
Ferrari reports that the F12berlinetta is capable of lapping the Fiorano test circuit in 1 minute, 23 seconds; three seconds slower than the LaFerrari, a full second faster than the 599 GTO, two seconds faster than the Enzo Ferrari, two seconds faster than the 458 Italia, three seconds faster than the 430 Scuderia and three and a half seconds faster than the 599 GTB.
This allows the F12berlinetta to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in an officially reported 3.1 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (120 mph) in 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 211 mph (340 km/h).
The body of the F12berlinetta is designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina, and shares some styling elements with other recent Ferrari models. This includes a front grille similar to the FF and headlights shared with the FF and 458 Italia. The interior, based on the FF, features new "Frau leather" upholstery with aluminium, Alutex, and carbon fibre trim, and has increased luggage space compared to the 599.
Ferrari F12tdf (2015-2017)
The F12tdf (tour de France) is a track-focused version of the F12berlinetta unveiled in October 2015. The name pays homage to the Tour de France automobile race held between 1899 and 1986 and which was regularly won by the Ferrari 250 between 1956 and 1964. The F12tdf shares the same 6.3 litre V12 engine with the F12 Berlinetta, but with power output increased to 780 PS (574 kW; 769 bhp) @ 8500 rpm and 705 N⋅m (520 lb⋅ft) @ 6750 rpm of torque. The F12tdf is 110 kg (243 lb) lighter than the F12, having a total dry weight of 1,415 kg (3,120 lb). The F12tdf can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.9 seconds (or even 7.1 seconds, according to a few UK sources). The top speed was claimed to be 'in excess of 211 mph (340 km/h)'. The car has recorded a 1 minute 21 seconds lap time on Ferrari's Fiorano test circuit , 2 seconds faster than the standard F12berlinetta and 488 GTB, and just 1.3 seconds behind the fastest lap set by the LaFerrari. F12tdf was designed by Ferrari Styling Centre. Production of the F12tdf was limited to 799 units.
Ferrari F12tdf has a power to weight ratio of 1.95 kg (4.30 lb) per horsepower.
One-offs and specials
Ferrari F12 TRS
The F12 TRS is a one-off barchetta based on the F12berlinetta, made for a customer by Ferrari under its Special Projects programme. It made its public debut in Sicily at Ferrari Cavalcade in June 2014. Designed in-house by the Centro Stile Ferrari headed by Flavio Manzoni, it took inspiration from the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, reinterpreted in a modern design language. The F12 TRS also made an appearance at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In November 2014, a second F12 TRS was spotted testing at Circuito Monteblanco in Spain, painted in black, while the red version was displayed again in January 2015 at the Festival Automobile International in Paris.
The black F12 TRS was seen again, this time in Rome at the Ferrari Cavalcade in June 2015, now finished in liquid silver and featuring a redesigned front bumper, headlights, mirrors and rear diffuser.
Ferrari SP America
The Ferrari SP America is a F12berlinetta-based one-off coupé completed in 2014 created under Ferrari's Special Projects programme. It features custom bodywork, including a redesigned hood with three vents, which many reviewers say is reminiscent of the 250 GTO. It also features unique vents on the fenders and slats behind the windows, as well as a redesigned front bumper and redesigned rear end featuring a large diffuser and integrated spoiler. The car was commissioned by Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans.
Ferrari F60 America
The Ferrari F60 America is a limited production roadster derivative of the F12, built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in North America. It was built by Ferrari in ten examples, according to the manufacturer all already spoken for at the time of the car's public introduction in October 2014. The open-top configuration pays homage to US-only limited production convertible Ferraris of the past, such as the 275 GTS/4 NART Spider. Compared to the F12, the F60 has all-new bodywork; it uses a light removable soft top instead of a conventional convertible top. Each of the ten examples built features an asymmetrical cabin design with red trim for the driver's area and black for the passenger, American flag detailing in the center of the backrests of both seats, and classic blue and white North American Racing Team livery.
Touring Berlinetta Lusso
At the March 2015 Geneva Motor Show Carrozzeria Touring unveiled the Touring Berlinetta Lusso, a one-off, two-seater, three-box coupé based on the F12berlinetta. Carrozzeria Touring made the car on a client's request, rebodying the F12 in aluminium alloys and carbon fibre; a production run of five examples was announced.
Ferrari F12berlinetta SG50 Edition
The Ferrari F12berlinetta SG50 Edition is a one-off car made to celebrate Singapore’s 50 years of independence. Changes include a red and white livery featuring a special ‘Rosso Singapore’ red on the exterior, as well as in the interior. The color scheme is designed to mirror the colors of the Singapore flag. Additionally the car has Singaporean lions embroidered in the headrest as well as the words "Singapore 50th Anniversary Edition 1/1" on the steering wheel and the door sills.
Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione
The Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione is a one-off car inspired by the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale that won in the GT class at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans and placed 3rd overall. Its design is a collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina. The car is based on the F12 Berlinetta but has the 6.3 liter V12 engine from the F12 tdf producing 770 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. The car features custom bodywork including a redesigned front fascia and headlights, widened rear track, custom 20 inch 10 spoke forged alloy wheels, an aluminum fuel filler cap and unique yellow paint. The body also features 3 vents behind each side window, 3 on each side of the rear bumper and 4 vents on each fender inspired by the vents on the racing 275 GTB/C. The "RW" designation stands for the initials of the man who commissioned the car, Florida dentist Rick Workman, who also owns the 599-based Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta unveiled in 2009 and the F12-based F60 America mentioned above that was unveiled in 2014.
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