Ferrari F12berlinetta Makes its Live Geneva Premiere

2012 Geneva Motor Show / 64 Comments

Ferrari's all-new V12 supercar flagship makes its public debut at Geneva.

There's no question about it: the all-new Ferrari F12berlinetta is downright gorgeous. Even in pictures, it's evidently clear this is a very special Ferrari and could very well go down in history as one of their best. Powered by an upgraded version of the 7.0-liter V12 found in the FF, it produces an insane 730hp and is constructed from an all-new lightweight alloy space frame chassis and suspension. Power is sent to the rear wheels via Ferrari's own F1 transmission.

Not only is it smaller and lighter than the 599 Fiorano it replaces, but Ferrari's new flagship is also more efficient, with 30 percent better fuel economy. In addition, it has a lower center of gravity over the outgoing 599 thanks to what the Italian automaker calls AeroBridge technology, which basically directs air from the hood down through those grooved sides in an effort to increase downforce. Other new technology features include Active Brake Cooling, fully integrated stability and traction control, and even near-perfect 46/54 weight distribution.

In terms of exterior styling, we absolutely love it, but a few have found it a bit polarizing, but overall it's a worthy successor to not just the 599, but also many of Ferrari's most famous front-engined V12 supercars. Check out the video below - pure gearhead porn.


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