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cooling ducts only at high operating temperatures. The result of these
interventions is that the F12berlinetta has the highest overall
aerodynamic efficiency of any Ferrari ever built (a value of 1.2, double
that of the 599 GTB Fiorano) with down force of 123 kg at 200 km/h and
a Cd of just 0.299. The fruit of the collaboration between the Ferrari
Styling Centre and Pininfarina, the F12berlinetta features harmonious
and balanced proportions. It is a truly original, innovative coupé with all
of the signature features of an authentic Ferrari 12-cylinder. Clothed in
sleek, aggressive lines, it offers superb occupant space and comfort
despite its relatively compact dimensions.
The rear is characterised by a modern, functional reinterpretation of the
Kamm tail which seamlessly integrates the two vertical fences of the rear
diffuser. The resulting, original T-shape also incorporates two full-LED
circular tail-lights and the clearly F1-inspired rear fog light.
The F12berlinetta’s technical specifications are completed by the very latest
version of the carbon-ceramic braking system (CCM3), a further evolution
of the magnetorheological suspension (SCM-E) and the latest development
in electronic vehicle control systems (E-diff, ESC, F1-Trac, and high-
performance ABS). All controls are integrated in a single, fast-responding
CPU featuring new model-specific software.
With a Fiorano lap time of just 1’23’’, 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1
seconds and 0-200 km/h in 8.5 s, the F12berlinetta is the most high-
performance road car in Ferrari history. Over and above sheer
performance, however, it stands out for its nimble and responsive handling
and unparalleled driving involvement even at lower speeds, a feature
normally the reserve of mid-rear-engined cars, whether on the track or on
the road.
The car’s Frau leather interior is completely new. It highlights the balance
of advanced technology – in the form of the Human-Machine Interface
which places all controls within easy reach of the driver – and sophisticated,
handcrafted detailing, both of which are intrinsic to Ferrari’s DNA. The
cabin has been optimised 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. On the
dashboard are new, carbon-fibre and light alloy air-vents inspired by the
aeronautical sector. There is also an optional passenger display for the
passenger-side dash.
Simply Spectacular.