The international media drive event of the Ferrari F12berlinetta is happening in Italy now – we’re not lucky enough to be there, so all we have for you is this gallery of new live pics and videos starring the fastest, most powerful road going Ferrari ever.
The F12berlinetta was unveiled online a week before it stunned the crowd at Geneva 2012. Front engine, rear wheel drive is the recipe, and the heart in question is a glorious sounding 6.2 litre 65° V12 engine with 740 cheval vapeur (CV, translates to 730 hp) and a peak torque of 690 Nm at 8,700 rpm, 80% of which is available at just 2,500 rpm.
That’s big firepower, and 0-100 km/h takes just 3.1 seconds, while 200 km/h happens in 8.5 seconds! The engine is mated to Maranello’s F1 dual-clutch transmission, which gets closer gear ratios here.
The F12 also completes a lap of the Fiorano circuit in one minute 23 seconds, faster than any other Ferrari road car.
Dynamic highlights include smaller steering wheel angles, a shorter stopping distance, increased cornering speed and immediate turn-in characteristics, as exhibited by Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the video above. The duo clealy had good fun while off-duty, and it’s probably the closest Massa will get to the F1 championship leader on track!