/Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Tested at Laguna Seca

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Tested at Laguna Seca

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The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the flagship of the Italian car maker until the LaFerrari arrives, is a rather peculiar thing. Well, any GT car with 740 horsepower is ought to be. It costs nearly half a million dollars, but is it special enough, or fun enough, for that kind of money?

We were hoping Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago and their tame racing driver Randy Pobst provide us with an answer to that question. But turned out they were having too much fun thrashing the F12 round Laguna Seca to even think about those silly concerns.

No doubt the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is an absolute joy to drive on a track for half a day. But if I’d paid $450K for a GT car, I’d expect it to be good at doing that old Grand Touring thing as well. That’s the F12’s Achilles’ heel. It’s got too much power to be even remotely cosseting. If anything, it’s going to cause your stress level to reach new heights. That is of course fine if you are below 25. But I personally don’t know many 25 year olds that can afford to spend $450K on a car. See the peculiarity?

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