The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a more practical take on the Ferrari brand. Although this car is still a two seater, it has decent trunk space and cool features. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has a powerful V12 engine that produces 731hp, with a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 208mph. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta costed as much as $450,000 and has held onto its value well, at around $300,000 for a used 2015 model. This car was meant to show how Ferrari is trying to be more practical, in order to be more appealing towards all audiences.
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta cool facts:
The most powerful front engine car: Even though this car is generally powerful, but not as powerful as other supercars, it has earned the title of the most powerful front engine car. The reason for this is because most other supercar makers have all started to put the engine in the back of the car because it allows them to fit a bigger engine, and allows for a cooler, more sleek design.
It has an active aerodynamic system: This feature was designed so that when you took your car on the race track, you would not catch on fire. Ferrari is known for their race cars, and assumed that people would take it out for some high speed runs, so they needed to find a way to make the car’s breaks from sparking. This lead to the creation of an aerodynamics system. In simple terms, there are little flaps on each side of the car that open and close to allow air onto the brakes to avoid accidents.
It is pretty much the most fuel efficient V12 containing car: As with almost every single supercar, you dont get more than about 9mpg, and if your pushing it hard, you will get even less. Not Ferrar! Even though Ferrari is making a practical Ferrari, they made sure to not exclude any of the factors that make a car practical. This car gets an outstanding 20mpg. Also, this car is a hatchback that can contain up to two full sized pieces of luggage, and in the interior, there is a “hidden” compartment that can hold a third full sized suitcase.
How it got its name: The “F” stands for Ferrari. “Berlinetta” was used to show it practicality because it is another language, it refers to coupe, and coupe refers to something a little more daily drive able. And the “12” is to symbolize the amount of cylinders contained in the engine. So, Ferrari literally named it what it is; no fancy names this time!
This car is very impressive and shows how there is so much more improvement in the field of front engine cars. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta shows how front engine cars can be as powerful as rear engine cars, all while having fun and decent practicality.