Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ferrari Sales San Francisco - Ferrari F12 Berlinetta makes North American Debut at Pebble Beach - San Francisco Motor Sports San Rafael
Among all the gorgeous cars at Pebble Beach, one of the most stunning of all is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Sunday it made it’s premier journey on North American soil, among all the hubbub at Pebble Beach.
The F12 Berlinetta takes over the spot the 599 Fiorano had in the lineup, and while its still front-mid engined and rear-wheel drive, it’s also smaller and lighter than the old 599 thanks to an all-new lightweight alloy space frame chassis and suspension.
The Berlinetta’s V12 engine, is an upgrade of that first seen in the FF, but has been reworked to produce more power – a stunning 730 hp, which is also expected to help the F12 deliver up to 30 percent better fuel economy.
The Italian car’s impressive design is also functional. Air is directed from the hood down the sides of the car to increase downforce, and there’s even active brake cooling to help keep the mighty Ferrari’s big brakes from fading.
In terms of performance, this is arguably one of the fastest road-going Ferraris yet. It hits 62-mph in a mere 3.1 seconds and has lapped the Fiorano circuit in 1’23″, faster than any other Ferrari road car.