Many car fans have their favorite money no object brand, whether it is Italian exotica or American muscle. High on many people’s wish lists is Italian supercar maker Ferrari who for years has provided a number of highly desirable models. Today we can tell you about the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that is set to break records as the company’s fastest road going car ever.
The company is all set to reveal its new model at the Geneva Motor Show that gets underway next week. According to an article over at CNN Money the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is set to replace the 599 as the car maker’s top of the range offering. Currently the 599 has a starting price of around $310,000, so for the majority of us we will have to keep dreaming of that big lottery win.
Ferrari’s new model will be driven by a 730hp 6.3 liter V12 power plant, and will get the F12 Berlinetta to 60mph from standing in around three seconds, which is the quickest time of any Ferrari. The new model will also have a top speed of 211 mph.
The F12 Berlinetta is not just about speed though as it is also more fuel efficient to the tune of thirty percent compared to the 599. This will help the car achieve around 17 miles for every gallon when be used in the city as well as the highway. The new model is a mid-front-engined coupe, with the V12 engine being positioned in the car as far back under the hood as possible. This has been done to maximize the cars balance and center of gravity.
Ferrari is also promising great space and comfort inside the car even though it has an overall smaller size. Meanwhile the company has seen record sales and profits with 7,200 cars being sold around the world last year, with almost 2,000 of those sales in the US. Do you like the look of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta?