Published on March 2nd, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Coming To Replace 599 GTB
This is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which is slated to replace the 599 GTB Fiorano. This F12 will be is its most powerful road car ever. The F12 Berlinetta debuts at the Geneva auto show in 3 days. The car accelerates from 0-100kph in 3.1 seconds and it completed a lap of Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in 1 minute and 23 seconds, which is a record for one of its road cars, Ferrari said. The F12 Berlinetta is powered by a 740-hp, 6.3-liter gasoline direct-injection V-12 engine that emits 350 grams per kilometer of CO2. Compared with the latest version of the 599, the GTO, emissions were reduced 15 percent while horsepower was increased 9 percent. The 599 GTO emits 411g/km and has a 670-hp engine.
The F12 Belinetta was designed jointly by Italy’s Pininfarina and Ferrari’s design department, led by Flavio Manzoni. Ferrari said the F12 Berlinetta has an all-new aluminum spaceframe chassis and bodyshell make from 12 different kinds of alloys, some of which have been used here for the first time in the automotive sector. The new car weighs 1525kg, which is 70kg less than the model it replaces. The weight distribution between the axles is 46 percent up front and 54 percent in the rear. down force has been boosted by 76 percent (123kg at 200kph) while the drag coefficient has been reduced to 0.299.