The wait is over: Ferrari's new F12berlinetta will be the fastest car Ferrari has ever built.
According to specifications released today, Ferrari's 599 GTB-replacement coupé will go 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and 0-100mph in 8.5 seconds, demolishing what the 599 can post for the same.
The mid-engined V12 coupé gets 730 horsepower with 690 Nm of torque peaking at 8,700 rpm. A dual-clutch transmission aids the weight-to-power ratio of 2.1 kg/CV; the car weighs 1,525 kg (3,472 lbs)--70 kg less than the previous V12.
F12berlinetta (yes, Ferrari spells it that way) uses 30 percent less fuel than the 599, with CO2 emissions of just 350 g/km. Ferrari says the improvement came by refining efficiencies throughout the entire vehicle, especially with the engine, aerodynamics, tires and weight.
Also new on this car are a transaxle layout with a shortened wheelbase and lowered engine, dashboard and seats. The rear of the car smaller, thanks to changes in the suspension system and gearbox, so the whole thing looks much more compact and drives lower than the 599. Scaglietti designed the aluminium chassis and body.
Ferrari has updated carbon-ceramic brakes and a "magnetorheological" suspension control system. Standard in the F12berlinetta are other previously seen driving systems like E-Diff, ESP Premium, F1-Trac and high-performance ABS.
Inside, Frau leather, carbon fiber and aluminium air vents line the redesigned dash. The car is a two-seater but has extra space behind the seats that will fit medium-sized bags, which can also be reached through the tail gate.
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Here are the full technical specifications:
Engine - 6262cc V12
Maximum power output - 740 CV at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque - 690 Nm at 6000 rpm
Length - 4618 mm
Width - 1942 mm
Height - 1273 mm
Dry weight - 1525 kg Weight distribution - 46% front, 54% rear
Weight-power ratio - 2.1 kg/CV
Speed - 0-100 km/h 3.1 seconds; 0-200 km/h 8.5 seconds
Fuel consumption - 15l/100 km
Emissions - CO2** 350 g/km