Auto-fans are set for the drive of their lives, as Ferrari has just unveiled their fastest Prancing Horse roadster yet, the truly magnificent F12 Berlinetta. Finished in an attractive new Rosso Berlinetta three-layer colour, the F12berlinetta represents the very cutting-edge of mid-front-engined sports cars.
Scaglietti, renowned for its expertise in aluminium construction, designed an all-new spaceframe chassis and bodyshell using 12 different kinds of alloys, some of which have been used here for the first time in the automotive sector. This has resulted in a 20 per cent increase in structural rigidity while reducing weight to just 1525 kg, 70 kg less than the previous V12 coupé.
The result: a vehicle that accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds. It also completes a lap of the Fiorano circuit in 1’23”, faster than any other Ferrari road car.
Fuel consumption has also been reduced by 30%, with CO2 emissions of just 350 g/km – figures which put the F12berlinetta at the top of the high-performance league. The F12berlinetta’s impressive tech specifications are completed by Ferrari’s latest generation carbon-ceramic brakes and the evolution of the magnetorheological suspension control system.
Venturing into the interior, the all-new Frau leather interior is a superior showcase of handcrafted detailing. The lean dashboard boasts new carbon fiber and aluminum air vents clearly inspired by the aeronautic field.
The cabin has also been optimized to ensure maximum luggage capacity behind the seats, which can be easily reached thanks to the large aperture offered by the tail-gate.
Head over to Ferrari's dedicated minisite for full spec details and more behind-the-scenes developmental footage. Enjoy!
Dimensions and Weight
Length: 4618 mm
Width: 1942 mm
Height: 1273 mm
Dry weight: 1525 kg/3362 lbs
Weight distribution: 46% front, 54% rear
Weight-power ratio: 2.1 kg/CV