Ferrari has unveiled the F12 Berlinetta, its latest stunning creation and the replacement for the Ferrari 599. The F12 was officially revealed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off on March 8.
Oh, and it is officially the fastest street car ever.
So, what’s this beautiful beast packing over the 599? Well, there’s a considerable leap in horsepower, from 611 to 730, while its monstrous 6.3-liter V12 engine helps push the F12 to a top speed of 211 mph. From a standing start, this car can reach 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
Other techie facts include:
- A curb weight of 3,362 pounds – this is a drop from the 3,722 pounds of the 599
- There’s a drag coefficient of 0.299 and stronger downforce compared to the 599
- 56 percent of the curb weight sits over the rear axle
- An all-new aluminum chassis designed by Scaglietti that uses a dozen alloys
It also happens to be pretty easy on the eye. A joint design between Italian car designers at Pininfarina and Ferrari’s in-house team, it’s shorter and also lower than the 599, with a pronounced, muscular frame.
The 599’s 6-speed automated manual transmission has been dropped, and is replaced with an F1-style dual-clutch gearbox. The car’s time around the Fiorano circuit, at 1:23, is faster than any other Ferrari of the road-going variety.
Anyway, massage your eyes with more F12 pictures below, as well as a Ferrari-produced flythrough video. No word on price for this, but it’s not like many of us will be parking this in our drive later this year, right?