2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, launched in Australia.

Ferrari has launched the all-new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in Australia, and the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta would cost $691,100 (Excluding road costs) and the F12 comes with 7 years free servicing. If you take a look at the prices, you will get to see that the new price tag is higher than its predecessor’s price tag of $677,250. And It is not just any car which gets rolled out of the Maranello factory, as it is the fastest and most powerful Ferrari road car ever built.

The power to the F12 comes from a front/mid-mounted 6.3-litre V12, which happens to be the most powerful V12 engine in Ferrari history and generates 545kW and 690Nm which is enough to do an 0-100km/h sprint in 3.1 seconds, and its top speed is 340km/h, and that’s on 95 RON unleaded (its preferred fuel), The F12 Berlinetta will go from 0-200km/h in 8.5 seconds and 80% of torque (552Nm) is available from 2500rpm. Ferrari measures a car’s performance not just by how fast it can accelerate from 0-100km/h, but by how quick it can lap its Fiorano test track. The F12 Berlinetta clocked a time of 1:23 seconds, making it 3.5 seconds quicker than the 599GTB. The F12 is also the first Ferrari with multi-spark ignition, with that the system ensures that the maximum amount of fuel is burnt in the most efficient way. This engine is 30% more efficient that the engine it replaces and that translates into a 16 per cent lower combined fuel consumption figure.

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a compact one when compared to the Ferrari 599GTB, the rear lies at 80mm shorter and the wheelbase is smaller by 30mm. Even the engine sits 30mm lower in the engine bay, helping improve weight distribution and lower the car’s centre of gravity, thus helping the weight management to do a 60:40 split, which means 60 per cent of the car’s weight is at the back of the car. The car also weighs 70kg less than the 599GTB and wears a full aluminium skin.

Inside it is pretty much roomier than the 599GTB, with more legroom and headroom and up to 500 litres of boot space, the cockpit design is largely shared with the Ferrari FF, but certain features from the Ferrari 458 Italia have been taken, such as the Manettino settings and the information displayed on the two TFT screens.

Ferrari Australia and European Automotive Imports boss Neville Crichton says, ” My gut feeling is that we’ll have up to 30 orders by the end of tonight’s Sydney event and 60 on the list by week’s end”. And the first customer deliveries of the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta will begin in June/July 2013.

Here’s Sneak Peak at the 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, feel free to take a look at the images, and stay tune for more updates.

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