The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has been replaced – after only six years of service – with the F12 Berlinetta.
Incredible performance is to be expected from the new F12 Berlinetta – especially since it has a naturally-aspirated 6.3-litre V12 engine that revs to 8,700rpm. It produces 740hp and 690 Nm (508 lb ft) of torque, making the F12 Berlinetta the most powerful road car Ferrari has ever made, and some 40hp more powerful than Lamborghini’s Aventador.
The F12 Berlinetta weighs in at 1,525kg, which is 70kg less than the 599 GTB Fiorano, and 50kg less than the Aventador. Ferrari states that the new car is more compact thanks to a shorter wheelbase, and that it has a lower centre of gravity thanks to placing several components lower within the car.
The F12 Berlinetta also makes use of a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle, powering the rear wheels only. It will also reach 62 mph from a standstill in 3.1 seconds, and reach a maximum speed of over 340 km/h (212 mph).
Carbon ceramic brakes are standard, as well as a reworked magnetorheoligical suspension. Ferrari is also claiming a 30 percent reduction in fuel consumption, and a CO2 output of 350 g/km.
No word on pricing just yet, but it should be competitively priced against the Lamborghini Aventador – meaning a price of around $387,000 in the US, £242,000 in the UK, or €318,000 in the Euro zone. The F12 Berlinetta will make its first public appearance at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.