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  Ferrari F12 Berlinetta








Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
EngineV twelve-cylinder (65)
Displacement (bore * stroke)6.262 cm (94,0 mm * 75,2 mm)
Compression ratio13,5 : 1
Engine control2x2 * DOHC
Valves4 per cylinder
Mixture preparationDirect injection (200 bar)
Torque690 Nm at 6000 rpm, usable 90 percent from 2500 rpm
Performance545 kW (740 HP) at 8250 rpm
CO2 value350 g/km
Drive trainFront engine with transaxle drive
TransmissionSeven-speed, dual clutch transmission
Wheelbase2720 mm
Front suspensionDouble wishbone
Rear suspensionWishbone/longitudinal link
BrakesCarbon brake
WheelsFront: 265/35 R 20 (9,5")
rear: 325/30 R 20 (11,5")
BodyAluminum, carbon fibre
Length4.618 mm
Width1.942 mm
Height1.273 mm
Luggage compartment320-500 literes
CWvalue (area)0,35 (2,25 m)
Tank capacity92 litres
Kerb weight1.715 kg incl. driver
PresentationGeneva Motor Show 2012
ManufacturedFrom 2013
Maximum speedApprox 340 km/h
Purchase priceFrom 268,400 euros
Predecessor599

Did you know, that in China a Ferrari will cost you almost exactly double the price that it is in Europe? No, that's not Ferrari's price. The company may well earn somewhat more than they do in this country, indeed, the lion's share is taken in the form of tax by the state. That means, that China's wealthy are continuously doing something good.

However, those who buy an F12 Berlinetta like this, should take more care of it than one would anyhow, because no-one knows how long they'll still be available. This one has one of the normally aspired engines which draws its performance through the RPM. The maximum torque is reached at 6000 RPM, in the past this was perfectly normal with sports-cars.

The other side of the coin is the CO2 value of 350 g/km. Ferrari can only afford this, because the company also sells small Fiats (although not that many anymore). The question is: how much longer can it last? All the manufacturers have had to make sacrifices. At BMW, it was the wonderful V10 and Mercedes AMG is busy axing the omnipresent 6,3 litres V8.

Ferrari itself has also contributed to the tragedy of the big normally aspired engines. The turbo can do a lot of things better. Except perhaps, evoke emotions. In the future, when presumably, everything having more than six cylinders has disappeared and sports cars are still very fast, the sounds of the last dinosaurs will be preserved on memory-chips and transferred, not only into the interior of the car.

The driver will perhaps miss the way the power kicks in. In the beginning, the idling speed is high, not only to warm up the catalytic converter. Then, well warmed, the unconditional surge of power, regardless of the RPM. No time to think it over. Immediately obeying, like a dog who's afraid of losing its chosen partner. And then, for the icing on the cake, these revs, only for wealthy people who don't care about the risks or for those who have nothing to lose.

Indeed, this Ferrari also has other specialities. The constructors have shifted the engine so far to the rear, that together with the Transaxle-principle, the original axle load distribution of 54% for the rear axle, has almost been turned around. Things like this have a negative effect on the interior. Nevertheless, under the boot-lid with a waist-high loading edge, there are still 320 litres of luggage space, which can be increased by a further 180 litres of space behind the seats.

Of course, the side view of this creation simply wipes away any banal misgivings about space utilisation. The front-end doubles the size of the engine compartment, only to end with a completely lack of overview. A sports-car with a front-camera?, nothing is impossible. But of course, this length is a must. The Scaglietti was even longer. Length in a sports-car is something that the designers can use to achieve perfection. Shortness, on the other hand, is nothing more than a challenge. 10/14

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