Maranello, 29 February 2012 – has now been born F12berlinetta, the first of a new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinder. A car with unprecedented performance, features a remarkable new engine, aerodynamics and a great design that expresses an innovative classic.
The F12berlinetta that waiting for the official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show is unveiled via web Ferrari.com of the new color Red Berlinetta triple layer, is the most advanced frontier of a front-engined sports car-Central. And ‘in fact the most powerful Ferrari road and performance ever achieved thanks to the extraordinary efficiency of the engine (in terms of mechanics, combustion and fluid dynamics) and the adoption of the architecture, components, controls and advanced aerodynamics, ensuring that the emotion driving typical of a new Ferrari. The transaxle architecture has been developed in an innovative way to give rise to a revolutionary car since its setting.
The wheelbase has been reduced, engine, dashboard and seats have been lowered, the new layout of the suspension and gearbox allowed to limit the size of the rear. All this to get a compact car with the low center of gravity and further back.
The center of excellence working on Scaglietti has developed a new aluminum spaceframe chassis and a body of a newly developed 12 different aluminum alloys, some of which are used for the first time in the automotive and other manufacturing technologies, assembly and connection of components . This has resulted in a higher torsional stiffness by 20% while reducing the weight to just 1525 kg (-70 kg compared to the previous V12 coupe), with masses distributed optimally (54% rear), The 65 ° V12 engine of 6262 cc engine speed and achieves performance never achieved before by a 12-cylinder aspirated.
The maximum power is 740 hp, the specification of 118 hp / 690 Nm the torque, 80% of the latter is already available at 2500 rpm with a thrust inexhaustible until the rev limiter to 8700 rpm. The engine is mated to dual-clutch F1 has close relationships developed specifically for the performance of this car. The excellent weight / power ratio, which stood at 2.1 kg / hp. Consumption is reduced by 30% with CO2 emissions down to 350 g / km, a value that places the new 12-cylinder at the top of the reference category. This achievement is the result of the search for efficiencies in all aspects of the vehicle as the engine, aerodynamics, tires and weights.
Record the values expressed by the aerodynamic F12berlinetta, thanks to tight integration with the stylistic development, simulations of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the numerous tests carried out in the wind tunnel that led to the doubling of overall aerodynamic efficiency. Increased by 76% the vertical load (123 pounds to 200 km / h) and significantly reduced the rolling resistance (only the Cd 0.299).
Results obtained also through the introduction of a highly innovative solution as the Aero Bridge, which uses for the first time the engine hood in the generation of downforce, by deviating the flows from the upper part of the car to the side with beneficial interactions also in the wake of the wheels .
The aerodynamic efficiency was then optimized with the use of the Active Brake Cooling, ie of the doors of the cooling air intakes brakes that open only if required as a function of temperature. The kit is complemented by technological F12berlinetta latest developments of the braking carboceramico (CCM3) and the „suspension magnetoreologiche Evolution” (SCM-E) as well, as is tradition, by the complete integration of electronic controls for vehicle dynamic E-diff , Esc, F1-Trac traction and ABS performance. The new Prancing Horse car is so capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in 3.1 seconds, 0 to 200 km / h in 8.5 and take a lap of Fiorano in a time of 1’23 ”, more rapidly than any other road Ferrari. Absolutely outstanding performance and maximum driving pleasure due to the rapid insertion and high speed cornering, along with the drastic reduction in braking distance and the lowest activity required the pilot flying.
The design of F12berlinetta, a collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina Style Centre, is based on the perfect balance between maximum aerodynamic efficiency and elegance of proportion in an original and innovative interpretation of the canons of beauty typical of front-engined Ferrari V12. A coupe from aggressive and racy that despite its compact external dimensions provides a high level of comfort and roominess.
The unusual interior, Frau leather, combine high detail fine craftsmanship with the essential elements of sportsmanship. At the center of the dashboard, light and dry, stand out clearly inspired by the innovative aerators aviation in carbon and aluminum alloy. The spaces have been optimized to provide great usability thanks to the rear bench is connected directly to the luggage compartment, it easily accessible from the tailgate. The centrality of the pilot, a feature common to all Ferraris, was finally confirmed human-machine interface, with all controls clustered around the driver, for the most ergonomic and highly exciting driving experience.
TECHNICAL BRIEF F12berlinetta
Type V12, 65 °
Total displacement 6262 cm3
Max power 740 bhp at 8250 rev / min
Maximum torque 690 Nm at 6000 r / min
Dimensions and weight
Length 4618 mm
Width 1942 mm
Height 1273 mm
Dry weight * 1525 kg
Weight distribution 46% front, 58% post
Power / weight ratio 2.1 kg / hp
Maximum speed over 340 km / h
0-100 km / h 3.1 seconds
Fuel consumption and emissions (combined ECE + EUDC)
Consumption ** 15l/100 km
CO2 emissions ** 350 g / km