2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta | new car review

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 by
2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular
AEDAED 1,199,000
  • 4/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • 1 Review

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  • Last modified: November 26, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
  • Interior
    Editor: 100%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 95%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the F12 Berlinetta is, like most ’s, very pretty. A 2-seater GT car, its vital statistics tick all the right boxes on paper.

Pros

* Stunning looks
* Powerful engine

Cons

* Quite frankly, not applicable!

Looks

Good. Very good. So good, in fact, that even the toughest criminal could be forgiven for falling to his knees and crying at its beauty. Ferrari don’t drop too many clangers in the design department, and whoever is responsible for the F12 Berlinetta’s swooping coupe-body and unique rear design is worthy of an award.

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta front

Feels

There is not much in the way of subtleness with the F12, after all, it’s a Ferrari. The steering wheel is inspired by that of a Formula 1 car, with its traditional switches and flappy-paddle levers. Everything feels exactly how a Ferrari should: mad.

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta interior

Engineering

The F12 comes with a 6.3 litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, and as you would expect, it is massive. But Ferrari has much to smile about since this engine won the International Engine of the Year Award in 2013. Everything about this car is engineered to perfection.

2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta side

What’s on offer?

As standard, the F12 comes fitted with a 6.3 litre V12, and the vital stats look pretty good… It produces 740hp and will deal with 0-100kp/h in 3.1 seconds. Ferrari also claim that it will reach a top speed of 341kp/h, and that is jolly fast. Then of course there are a whole raft of options which will skew the price. Prices begin at around AED 1,199,000.

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta rear

Summing it

It’s far more difficult reviewing cars like this than you would imagine. The plus points are easy; it’s fast, it’s stunning, and it’s a Ferrari. But the negatives are far harder to address. Price doesn’t matter, so we can’t complain about that. Ferrari is a brand for the richer classes, and when you’re paying over AED 1 million for a car, you kind of expect perfection. The F12 Berlinetta is just that.

2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta rear

Specifications

Specifications2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Engine/ Cylinders6.3 litre V12
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
740 hp @ 8,250 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
690 Nm @ 6,000 RPM
Tranmission7 speed dual clutch automatic
DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h3.1 secs
Top speed341 km/h
PriceAED 1,199,000

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  2. Andy Russell Reply

    November 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    • Rated 4 stars

    I bought one 2 months ago… Words can’t describe this incredible car. It does a lot more than the label describes. My only niggle is the poor road holding in the damp wet weather..

    • Denisha Reply

      July 20, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Je ne suis jamais allée au Maroc, mais là d’un coup j’ai envie d’y êMt.e..rerci pour la recette, justement je me demandais ce que tu avais fait de tes citrons confits. Je vais essayer de me concentrer et de la faire correctement cette recette !Bises

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