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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 2012  - Pininfarina

Geneva March 2012Ferrari has introduced the new F12 Berlinetta that replaces the 599 Fiorano in the 12 cylinder line of models. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is now the most powerful and high-performance road-going Ferrari ever. A greater efficiency of the engine results in a claimed reduction by 30 per cent of the fuel consumption and emissions. The Ferrari F12, propelled by a new V12 engine, is built around highly evolved transaxle architecture and features state-of-the-art components and control systems. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s aerodynamic have also been perfected to the extreme in an innovative design that redefines classic Ferrari themes.
The Ferrari F12‘s wheelbase is shorter and its engine, dashboard and seats are lower in the chassis when compared to the 599 Fiorano. A new suspension and gearbox layout helped reduce the car’s rear volume. The result is a shorter, lower and narrower car than the previous V12 coupé. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta boasts ideal weight distribution (54% over the rear axle) as well as a lower centre de gravity that is further back in the chassis.
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s space-frame chassis and body shell are completely new, and now incorporate no less than 12 different aluminium alloys, some of which have been used for the first time in the automotive sector. New assembly and joining technologies were also adopted in its construction. This has allowed the car’s overall weight to be kept to just 1525 kg (3362 lb.) and has maximised its performance efficiency with rigidity related to torsion boosted by 20 per cent.
The new, 200-bar (2.900 psi) direct-injection 6.262 cc. 65° V12 engine delivers unprecedented performance for a naturally-aspirated 12 cylinder. It punches out a maximum of 740 hp at 8.250 rpm, with a specific power output of 118 hp/litre and maximum revolution of 8.700 rpm, record figures for this type of engine. Responsiveness and strong pick-up is guaranteed by maximum torque of 690 Nm, 80 per cent of which is readily available at 2.500 rpm.
Exceptional progress has also been made in terms of fuel consumption and emissions which have been cut by 30 per cent – putting the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta at the top of the segment with 15 l/100 km (15.7 U.S. mpg) and 350 g/km of CO2 respectively.
Aerodynamics play a major role, and a host of innovative solutions have been discreetly integrated in the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s styling.  These include the ‘Aero Bridge’ which, in a first, uses the bonnet to generate down force, and Active Brake Cooling, a system that opens guide vanes to the brake cooling ducts only at high operating temperatures. The results of these interventions is that the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has the highest overall aerodynamic efficiency of any Ferrari ever built (a value of 1.2 double that of the 599 GTB Fiorano) with down force of 123 kg (271 lb.) at 200 kph (124 mph) and a Cd of just 0.299. The fruit of the collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina, the Ferrari f12 Berlinetta features harmonious and balanced proportions. It is a truly original, innovative coupe with all of the signature features of an authentic Ferrari 12 cylinder. Clothed in sleek, aggressive lines, it offers superb occupant space and comfort despite its relatively compact dimensions.
Research was steered towards harmonious balance of proportions, while the styling concept focuses on strong aerodynamic qualities able to sculpt and lighten the entire profile of the vehicle, eliminating everything superfluous. Exploiting zones without mechanical obstructions, an air passage has been constructed between the front bonnet and side in a perfect synthesis of form and function. Aerodynamic flow uses the bonnet to generate down force and is channelled and rerouted towards the side of the car passing under an Aero Bridge wing. This particular element channels air away from the upper part of the car to its flanks where it redirects the air from the upper part of the vehicle to the side where it interacts with the wake from the wheel wells to decrease drag.
The design of the nose, based on the “keel” concept, imagines a front end constructed on two vertical volumes. All the aerodynamic features necessary for such powerful, high performance mechanicals are aligned with this theme: a generously-dimensioned air intake for the radiator, enhanced by the classical Ferrari grille; winged sections under the grille to convey the flow of air to the flat bottom; two side elements in the lower part of the body-coloured bumpers that mark the classical smile of the Ferrari mouth and integrate a new concept of active aerodynamics for cooling of the brakes: two guide vanes that open or close only if required according to temperature. In the front headlights, the DRL function consists of a light-guide that increases the car’s aggressive look at night.
The rear is characterised by a modern, functional interpretation of the Kamm tail which seamlessly integrates the two vertical fences of the rear diffuser. The resulting, original T-shape also incorporates two full-LED circular tail-lights and the clearly inspired rear fog light.
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s technical specifications are completed by the very latest version of the carbon-ceramic braking system, a further evolution of the magnetorheological suspension and the latest development in electronic vehicle control systems. All controls are integrated in single, fast-responding CPU featuring new model-specific software.
With a Fiorano circuit lap time of just 1’23”, 0-100 kph (0-62 mph)  acceleration in 3.1 seconds and 0-200 kph (0-124 mph) in 8.5 seconds, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the most high-performance road car in Ferrari history. Over and above sheer performance, however, it stands out for its nimble and responsive handling and unparalleled driving involvement even at lower speeds, a feature normally the reserve of mid-rear-engined cars, whether on the track or on the road.
The car’s leather interior is completely new. It highlights the balance of advanced technology – in the form of the Human-Machine interface which places all controls within easy reach of the driver- and sophisticated, handcrafted detailing, both of which are intrinsic to Ferrari’s DNA. The cabin has been optimised to ensure maximum usability of the interior space with additional luggage capacity behind the seats, which can also be easily reached thanks to the large aperture offered by the tail-gate. On the dashboard are new carbon-fibre and light alloy air-vents inspired by the aeronautical sector. There is also an optional passenger display for the passenger-side dash.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 2012  - Pininfarina : Specifications

Engine

65° V12 - 6262 cc - 545 kW / 740 HP at 8250 rpm - Max torque : 690 Nm at 6000 rpm

Brakes Carbon Ceramic brakes (CCM3) / Front : 398x223x28 mm - Rear : 360x233x32 mm
Gearbox F1 dual clutch - 7 speed

Weight distribution // Weight / Power ratio

46 % front - 54 %rear // 2.1 kg/CV

Wheelbase/ Length / Width / Height

2720 mm / 4618 mm / 1942 mm / 1273 mm

Fuel Tank 92 L

Curb Weight

1630 kg

Electronic control ESC ( stability control) - High Performance ABS / EBD ( Anti lock braking system with electronic brake balance) - F1 traction control - E-Diff 3 (Third generation electronic differential) - SCM-E ( Magnetorheological damping control with twin solenoids)
Consumption 15 L / 100 km
CO2 emissions 350 g/km
Performance Top speed : over 340 km/h // 0 - 100km/h : 3.1 sec // 0 - 200 km/h

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