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2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta Pictures, Wallpapers - Boldride.com

 

The F12berlinetta ushers in a new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinders in the form of a car that delivers unprecedented performance from an exceptional new engine, combined with innovative design that redefines classic themes along with extreme aerodynamics.

 

Revealed to the world for the first time on Ferrari.com in preparation for its official debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, the F12berlinetta, finished in an attractive new Rosso Berlinetta three-layer color, represents the very cutting-edge of mid-front-engined sports cars.

 

This is, in fact, the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched thanks to the incredibly efficient engine – in terms of mechanical, combustion and fluid-dynamics efficiency – which, together with advanced vehicle architecture, aerodynamics, components and electronic controls, guarantee unsurpassed driving involvement whatever the road or track.

 

Ferrari’s traditional transaxle layout has been revolutionized to match the more extreme performance of the car. The wheelbase has been shortened and the engine, dashboard and seats have been lowered in the chassis, while the new layout of the rear suspension and gearbox enabled Ferrari’s engineers to make the rear volume of the car smaller. The overall result is a very compact car with a lower centre of gravity that is further back in the chassis, and a level of aerodynamic efficiency that sets new standards.

 

Scaglietti, renowned for its expertise in aluminium materials and 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, and employing new assembly and joining techniques. 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) with an ideal distribution between the axles (54 per cent over the rear).

 

The F12berlinetta’s 6262cc 65° V12 engine delivers unprecedented performance and revs for a naturally-aspirated 12-cylinder. Its maximum power output is 740 CV which translates to a specific output of 118 CV/l. Torque reaches a peak of 690 Nm, 80 per cent of which is already available at just 2,500 rpm, and which provides an unrelenting surge of acceleration all the way to the 8,700 rpm limit. The engine is mated to the F1 dual-clutch transmission, which has closer gear ratios developed specifically for this car’s performance. The F12berlinetta boasts a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.1 kg/CV .

 

Fuel consumption has 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. These results have been obtained by extensive research and development which focused on efficiencies of the whole vehicle: engine, aerodynamics, tires and weights.

 

Similarly excellent results have been obtained with the car’s aerodynamic development, thanks to the integration of the design process with extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and lengthy testing in the wind tunnel. Downforce has been boosted by 76 per cent (123 kg at 200 km/h) while drag has been significantly reduced (the Cd is just 0.299). These results come courtesy of two new solutions. The first of these is the Aero Bridge which uses the bonnet to generate downforce by channelling air away from the upper part of the car to its flanks where it interacts with the wake from the wheel wells to decrease drag. The second is Active Brake Cooling, a system that opens guide vanes to the brake cooling ducts only at high operating temperatures, again reducing drag.

 

The F12berlinetta’s impressive technical specifications are completed by Ferrari’s latest generation carbon-ceramic brakes (CCM3) and the evolution of the magnetorheological suspension control system (SCM-E). As is now traditional with all Ferraris, its control systems (E-Diff, ESP Premium, F1-Trac, and high-performance ABS) are all fully integrated.

 

The result is that the new Prancing Horse 12-cylinder accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 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. Benchmark performance and maximum driving involvement are guaranteed by immediate turn-in, with smaller steering wheel angles, and increased cornering speed. Stopping distances have also been drastically reduced.

 

The design of the F12berlinetta is a result of the collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina and is a perfect balance of uncompromising aerodynamics with harmonious proportions interpreting the typical elements of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars in an original and innovative way. A coupé with sleek, aggressive lines whose compact exterior dimensions conceal exceptional in-car space and comfort. The all-new Frau leather interior highlights the balance of advanced technology and sophisticated, handcrafted detailing. In the middle of the light and lean dashboard, there are new carbon fibre and aluminium air vents clearly inspired by the aeronautic field.

 

The cabin has been optimized to ensure maximum usability of the interior space with additional luggage capacity behind the seats, which can also be easily reached thanks to the large aperture offered by the tail-gate. With the cockpit designed around the driver, typical of all Ferraris, the Human Machine Interface approach is emphasized, grouping all the major commands within immediate reach to guarantee maximum ergonomics for the most involving driving experience.

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Looks like an updated 599 to me.

 

458 Still more impressive aesthitically. :D

 

Agreed... the 458 wins in the looks department for sure and this is the replacement for the 599. Kind of makes me sad b/c the 599GTO is my favorite Ferrari. The 458 looks more balanced, with this thing sporting that big v12 up front the nose looks a little long compared to the backend. Still beautiful design.

 

BTW: Is it just me or does it look like they used Forza 4 to create this video? :D

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDOCAcfAlqM]Ferrari f12berlinetta - YouTube[/ame]

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IT DOES look that way :lol: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

 

Crazy! If you have a chance, if you haven't done it yet...look at all the Ferrari offered on Forza...if you look back far enough, you can see what evolved from what. It's pretty cool really. It's not like Lambo, where they have a basic shape, and then call them 4 different names and models...you know what I mean?

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A 599 had a baby with a California. Then they installed 458 head lights.

 

Old Ferrari vehicles and Forza reminded me of how much I love the 67 330. I live in a small town without many exotic cars. One day I was merging onto the interstate, and there was a 330 spitting, sputtering, and shooting flames from the exhaust everywhere! It was epic to me. He pulled over about half a mile down the road from where he was getting on at. I still wish to this day I would have pulled over just to see if I could have helped.

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I never liked the 599

 

WHAT?!?! Whats not to like about this?

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV-O4RWcSHM]Ferrari 599 GTO launch drive review by autocar.co.uk - YouTube[/ame]

 

 

or its big brother the XX :drool:

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjeW37Nrpk]Ferrari 599XX driven by autocar.co.uk - YouTube[/ame]

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I've heard a lot of people who think this car looks awesome, and I can't help but wonder if they really think that or if over the decades the notion that a Ferrari is pretty has just gotten in to their head and now they think it no matter what. I don't think this car looks very good. There I said it. It's got too much going on, too many lines, cuts, dips, and whirly dos. That's right whirly dos. In fact, I don't think Ferrari has made a good looking car in a long time. I think we are told Ferrari's are pretty and therefore the latest and greatest must be. If it's my money, I'm buying the Aventador over the F12 all day.

 

No doubt this F12 is a technical marvel and the fastest Ferrari ever, but I still argue it's not pretty.

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I've heard a lot of people who think this car looks awesome, and I can't help but wonder if they really think that or if over the decades the notion that a Ferrari is pretty has just gotten in to their head and now they think it no matter what. I don't think this car looks very good. There I said it. It's got too much going on, too many lines, cuts, dips, and whirly dos. That's right whirly dos. In fact, I don't think Ferrari has made a good looking car in a long time. I think we are told Ferrari's are pretty and therefore the latest and greatest must be. If it's my money, I'm buying the Aventador over the F12 all day.

 

No doubt this F12 is a technical marvel and the fastest Ferrari ever, but I still argue it's not pretty.

 

I don't disagree... its definitely not 'pretty'... save for maybe the rear end almost every angle has something 'odd' about it to me, especially the profile.

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...No doubt this F12 is a technical marvel and the fastest Ferrari ever, but I still argue it's not pretty.

 

...I don't disagree... its definitely not 'pretty'... save for maybe the rear end almost every angle has something 'odd' about it to me, especially the profile.

 

I reserve judgement until I see one in person. I remember when the pictures of the 458 came out and I thought it was hideous. Turns out I was wrong. I think the F50 is a bit of an ugly duckling.....but I could blend in with one.

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I reserve judgement until I see one in person. I remember when the pictures of the 485 came out and I thought it was hideous. Turns out I was wrong. I think the F50 is a bit of an ugly duckling.....but I could blend in with one.

 

I'm with Mike. Now the other Ferrari's at the bottom of the page HOLY COW! :drool:

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Whirly Dos!

 

AHAHAHAHAHA That was awesome.

 

599XX was much more aggressive looking and sexier than the GTO if you ask me.

 

Agreed... and the GTO is much sexier than the GTB... but this is like debating which Victorias Secret Model is uglier, truth be told I wouldn't kick any of them out of bed for eating crackers :D

 

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Agreed... and the GTO is much sexier than the GTB... but this is like debating which Victorias Secret Model is uglier, truth be told I wouldn't kick any of them out of bed for eating crackers

 

Then the problem becomes explaining the cracker crumbs to Mrs. v K! :D

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