Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – Unmatched Road Machine

2013-11-21 11:47:35

Ferrari is a world renowned sports car manufacturer from Italy. The company was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari. The new model Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a real road machine, which is unmatched in style as well as performance. There are many hard core Ferrari fans and followers all over the world, which consist of famous sport personalities, film stars, and people from other domains.

Ferrari has sponsored many drivers in the F1 car racing as well as manufactured many racing cars before moving into the production of street vehicles, which they commenced the year 1947. In 1969, Fiat became a shareholder of the company and now they own majority of the share of Ferrari. Throughout the history of Ferrari, they have been noted well known for their continued participation in Formula One racing and they have reaped many big successes from the circuit. Ferrari road models are seen to be synonymous to speed and luxury.

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta review

The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a landmark in Ferrari’s track record, which had dismissed all its competitors from the picture once it touched the roads. Ferrari had been making the front-engine V12 model sports cars for more than 60 years now and the car to which the new F12 owned may be probably the 1964 275 GTB. Since the release of 275, it was Maranello, which made similar front-engine V12 models like the 365 GTB/4, 550 Maranello, as well as 575M etc. After that there was a long 23-year gap between Daytona and the 550, the company completely abandoned the front-engine V12 concept and experimented the mid-engined flat 12 models, which also had been a huge success like as in the Testarossa.

F12 Berlinetta is the first ‘downsized’ super-GT from Ferrari and it is the first of its kind to be shorter, lower, and narrower than any of its counterparts in the market. As per the expert eyes, it seems to incur a path-breaker approach in terms of design, not imposing the 550 or 575M which were of recent past, but it is more inclined to the front-engine models Ferrari introduced in the 1960s. The new F12 is about 200mm longer than the 275 GTB, but the short overhangs of F12 visually reduced its size and the cabin-rear profile add on to its classy sport car looks.

On comparing it with the 599 model, F12 has a comparatively lower scuttle and seats, the engine mount is also lowered resulting in a lower center of roll. The design advantages have made the rear-mounted gearbox and suspension modules to be smaller, which results in a shorter rear overhand and a rearward weight shift. Built with perfection, the F12’s underbody consist of 12 different aluminum alloys that contributes to a fair 20 percent gain in the torsional rigidity when compare to the 599 model and also a 70kg overall saving, which is advantageous in order to enhance the speed and performance.

As far as the interior is concerned, Ferrari claims that the cabin space is increased in spite of the overall size reduction. The backside seems to drop off a long way into the leather sporty seats, which is highly supportive and comfortable over long distance hauls. You can stretch your legs near straight and even for taller people, their scalp will comfortably clear the lining of the roof.

Ferrari models:

Ferrari 550
Ferrari F430
Ferrari 575M
Ferrari 599
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari 456M
Ferrari 360
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari Superamerica
Ferrari FF
Ferrari California
Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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