2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta unveiled, is the fastest road-going Ferrari ever

Here is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Ferrari has finally taken the covers off of its brand new F12 Berlinetta, which is in face the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched thanks to its V12 engine, fluid design, advanced architecture, aerodynamics and much more.

The mid-front engine supercar will be making its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week but we’re getting all the details and high-res press shots today – so let’s get right to it.

Weighing in at just 3,335 pounds, the Ferrari Berlinetta is powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine making a whopping 730-hp with a maximum torque of 509 lb-ft, 80 percent of which is available from just 2,500 rpm and reaches all the way up to 8,700 rpm. The engine is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission, which allows the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 8.5 seconds.

Ferrari claims the F12 Berlinetta lapped its Fiorano test track in 1:23, which makes it the fastest Ferrari road car ever to have lapped the circuit. Top speed for the car comes in at over 211 mph.

Visually the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was a design collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina. Both companies spent a lot of time creating a “perfect balance of uncompromising aerodynamics with harmonious proportions interpreting the typical elements of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars in an original and innovative way.” Right – enough of that – go check out the pictures.

Hit the jump for two videos of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Engine
    • Type: 65-degree V12
    • Total displacement: 6262 cc
    • Maximum power output: 740 CV at 8500 rpm
    • Maximum torque: 690 Nm at 6000 rpm
  • Dimensions and weight
    • 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
  • Performance
    • Maximum speed: >340 km/h
    • 0-100 km/h: 3.1 s
  • Fuel consumption and emissions (ECE + EUDC combined cycle)
    • Consumption: 15l/100 km
    • CO2: 350 g/km

2012 Geneva Motor Show

– By: Omar Rana