After a couple of frankly boring videos explaining all the technical stuff in the new F12, Ferrari finally released a video of the car flexing muscle around the race track. There’s a lot of sideways action in there, plus a good amount of delicious V12 noise. But, looking at this car on the move you can’t help but think it’s not really pretty. It’s very nice and chiseled, but it’s not a divine object like the 458.
The F12 Berlinetta is the fastest road-going Ferrari ever built, and it shows. The car doesn’t corner, it scampers like a little, over excitable dog.
The new, 200-bar direct-injection 6262cc 65° V12 engine delivers unprecedented performance for a naturally-aspirated 12-cylinder. It punches out a maximum of 740 CV at 8250 rpm, with a specific power output of 118 CV/l and maximum revs of 8700 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 2500 rpm.