Ferrari’s latest supercar, the 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the fastest road car the company has ever produced, has been officially unveiled at the ongoing 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Ferrari President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo says the engine is far more powerful, yet lighter than previous V12 models owing to state-of-the-art new metal alloys and “completely new architecture.”
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s engine transcends power of 740 hp and has capabilities of speeding from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds with a maximum speed of 340 km per hour, making it the fastest Ferrari car till date. The engine is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission, which has closer gear ratios developed specifically for this car’s performance.
Design of the F12 was led by Flavio Manzoni, the head of Ferrari’s design center, in collaboration with Pininfarina, the brand’s historical design partner. There are familial links to the FF, the product of another Pininfarina collaboration, particularly at the broad rear shoulder and the slightly recessed circular taillights. Just below a side strake behind the front wheel, a striking S-curve dips, then flares gradually upward and over the rear fender.
And don’t forget to watch the amazing launch video of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta below.