At the same time the Mitsubishi i-MiEV was launched, another car was too; one of a completely opposite nature. Naza Italia has introduced the Ferrari F12berlinetta in Malaysia with a starting price of RM1,288,800, excluding taxes. We’re the first country in the Asia Pacific region to receive an RHD car, in fact.
When it first made its global appearance in Geneva last year, the F12berlinetta was the fastest and most powerful road-going Ferrari ever, and although the LaFerrari now holds that title, this one’s no slouch – it’s lapped the famous Fiorano test track in a quick one minute and 23 seconds.
With a front mid-mounted 6.2 litre 65° V12 offering 730 hp at 8,250 rpm and 690 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm (80% of which is available at just 2,500 rpm) and a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox, the 599 GTB replacement gets to 100 km/h from rest in just over three seconds, to 200 km/h from rest in 8.5 seconds and onwards to a top speed in excess of 340 km/h. Mind-boggling numbers, indeed.
But it’s not all just about the power – the company says this engine is the first in a new generation of Ferrari V12s that have reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – 15 litres per 100 km and 350 grams per km are the quoted figures on the combined ECE and EUDC cycle (with lightweight options and HELE system).
Electronic equipment includes ESC, high-performance ABS and EBD, F1 traction control (F1-Trac), E-Diff 3 and magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids (SCM-E). Two body colours are offered – Rosso Berlinetta and Aluminium. A seven-year scheduled maintenance at standard service intervals (20,000 km, or once a year with unlimited mileage) is included in the purchase.
Click here to digest more in-depth technical information on the Ferrari F12berlinetta, and here for pictures and videos from the international media drive in Italy last year (we weren’t there, unfortunately).