It is always something special when Ferrari reveal a new car and this remains true with their latest offering; the F12 Ferrari Berlinetta. The Ferrari Berlinetta comes with a rather impressive tag-line as well, ‘the fastest car Ferrari have ever made’, which says something from a company that specializes in making fast cars. The official debut for the Berlinetta will only be at the Geneva International Motor show but Ferrari have released the information early via their website.
Exceptional design dynamics define Ferrari BerlinettaThe Ferrari Berlinetta comes with a new generation 12-cylinder engine which Ferrari mention is incredibly efficient in terms of mechanical, combustion and fluid-dynamics efficiency. The wheelbase has been shortened, the rear volume of the car is smaller while the engine, dashboard and seats have all been lowered in the chassis. The body of the car is made up of 12 different alloys which has resulted in increased structural rigidity and a reduction of weight, with the total weight coming in at just 1525kg.
Powering the fastest Ferrari ever made is a naturally-aspirated 12-cylinder engine that produces 690 Nm of torque, with 80% of that available at just 2,500 rpm. The transmission is an F1 dual-clutch with closer gear ratios developed specifically for performance. The Ferrari Berlinetta completes 0-100km/h in just 3.1 seconds and 0-200km/h in 8.5 seconds. The top speed clocks in at a blistering 340km/h.
Fuel economy has not been forgotten either with a 30% reduction in consumption and a reduction in emissions. This is thanks to the design of the engine, the aerodynamic properties of the car, the weight of the car and the tyres.
More information will be available when the Ferrari Berlinetta gets fully revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.