Introduced to the motoring public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari F12 replaced the 599 family of front-engined Gran Turismos. Ferrari's gorgeous new berlinetta was soon garnering critical accolades, being voted 'Supercar of the Year 2012' by Top Gear magazine, and in 2014 receiving the coveted 'Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI', one of the world's oldest and most prestigious design awards.
It is an often-stated cliche that 'the heart of every Ferrari is its engine', and the F12's 6.3-litre, 65-degree, normally aspirated V12 is acknowledged as one of the finest ever. With 730bhp on tap, this award-winning power unit - one of the most powerful every installed in a Ferrari road car - delivers stupendous performance, propelling the F12 to 62mph in 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211mph. Around Ferrari's Fiorano test track, the F12 proved to be 3.5 seconds quicker that the preceding 599 GTB and 2.0 seconds quicker than the mid-engined Enzo; even the hardcore 599 GTO was slower. And all that from a comfortable and civilised Gran Turismo.
Styled by the Ferrari Styling Centre and Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the F12's voluptuous body restated the traditional 'long bonnet, small cabin, short tail' look in a manner suggesting muscular horsepower while retaining all the elegance associated with the Italian coach builder's work for Maranello.
Supplied new by in the summer of 2014 by Maranello Egham and finished in the striking Rosso Formula One 2007 a paintwork that cost an extraordinary sum when new. The interior is trimmed in Nero leather with contrasting Rosso stitching and detailing. The car also features an extensive Carbon Fibre specification. The full specification is outlined below:
Exterior in Special Paint - Rosso Formula 1
Interior in Nero Hide
Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LEDs
Carbon Fibre Central Bridge
Carbon Fibre Cup Holder
Carbon Fibre Wheels Cup
Carbon Fibre Dashboard Inserts
Outer Mirror Black Insert
Daytona Style Seat in Nero
Horse Stitched on Headrest in Rosso
Instrument Panel in Giallo
Internal and External Electrochromic Mirrors
NavTrak Anti-Theft System
Sport Sill Cover
20" Forged Dark Paint Alloy Wheels
Full Electric Seats
High Power Hi-Fi System
Coloured Special Stitching in Filo Speciale Rosso