Used Ferrari f12 For Sale
With a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12, the F12 from Italy came roaring onto the scene as the successor to the 599 series. The rear-wheel-drive sports car was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, and it immediately cemented its position in the hearts of Scuderia Ferrari enthusiasts. Of course, in considering the purchase of one of these beasts, it’s important to keep in mind why the price of a Ferrari F12 for sale is set a little on the high side, even for a luxury GT car.
The heart of this speedy model, its powerful V12, is mated to the same 7-speed, dual-clutch, semi-automatic transmission found in the California, 458, FF, and LaFerrari, with a gearbox operated by paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. This keeps with the layout of F1 steering wheels and is a design aspect that has made a point of including in their new models.
Keeping with this trend of placing controls on the steering wheel, drivers can also select their driving mode by turning a dial on the steering wheel, which offers the options of “Wet,” “Sport” and “Race.” Suspensions can also be quickly adjusted with the push of a button.
That semi-automatic transmission pumps a powerful 730 hp and 509 lb-ft to the tires, which is enough power to propel this prancing pony from 0 to 60 mph in a reported 3 seconds. It’ll only take 8.5 seconds to reach 120 mph from a standstill, it can reach a top speed of 220 mph when you have enough track and supervision to reach that type of velocity.
Though the Italian exotic car builder already has a long list of stunning exterior colors to select from, with a particular emphasis on shades of red, a new color, Rosso Berlinetta. Fitting, as this is one of the most powerful cars to come from the stable, second only to the new flagship hybrid.
The Prince of the Italian empire answers only to the LaFerrari as its King. The F12 had its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and was the successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano. Immediately after release, the supercar prodigy won several awards for impeccable track performance and its naturally aspirated V12 engine. The 6.3-liter V12 produces 731 horsepower with 509 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels, launching the coupe from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.1 seconds and reaching a top speed of 211 mph. It achieves unimaginable track performance through power and balance coupled with a low center of gravity. This was accomplished this by pressing the front-mid engine deeper into the chassis, reducing the weight of the supercar in comparison to its predecessor. The owner of the F12 is awarded a breathtaking experience whether they are on the road or barreling around corners on the track. The F12 offers the highest in performance coupled with the expected luxury to come from the empire, and we are happy to dub it the well-deserved title of “Prince.”
The new Berlinetta replaces the 599 as Ferrari’s front-engine V-12 supercar, a 2-seater that brings the grand touring concept to new levels of aggression. The car’s 730 hp is the most found under the hood of a production Ferrari. That’s more than the previous Enzo supercar by a resounding 79 hp. A focus on weight reduction has seen extensive use of aluminum in the car’s chassis, enough to reduce dry weight by over 150 pounds to just 3,362. We expect road ready curb weights to remain under 3,600 pounds, giving the car a power to- weight ratio of fewer than 5 pounds per horsepower. To put it in perspective, that’s a better power-to-weight ratio than the legendary F40, which was little more than a cleverly disguised F1 car.
Technology and luxury are two qualities that help define Italian front-engine sports cars, and Ferrari hasn’t forgotten about its customer base who wants to be comfortable while they achieve felonious speeds. The cockpit coddles with swathes of carbon fiber, aluminum and tailored Frau leather throughout the cabin. Electronic controls abound with the F1-style Manettino switch on the steering wheel that controls fully integrated E-Diff, ESP Premium, F1 Trac and high-performance ABS systems simultaneously. With the company's experience in Formula 1 now paying dividends to its road car business, the F12 benefits extensively from aerodynamic tricks learned on the race track. Drag has been reduced to just .29 cD, while at the same time down force has been upped by 76 percent to 270 lbs at 124 mph. These two areas of aero balance are typically at odds with each other, so the fact that Ferrari has been able to maximize both so effectively is a testament to their success in racing.
Ferrari’s grandest of tourers, the F12, remains the same heading into the new year. At only two years old, the F12 line is still relatively young with no major plans for a change in the near future. But if the life of the 599, the car the F12 replaced, is anything to go by, expect FXX and GTO-like variants down the line. Up until LaFerrari stole the show, the front-mid mounted 6.3-liter V-12 found in the F12 was Ferrari’s most potent engine at 731 horsepower and 508 foot-pounds of torque. With little sense of adding significantly more power to an already outlandishly potent engine, keep an eye out for aero tweaks. Between the V12’s air bridge at the base of the A-pillars and the temperature sensitive brake cooling ducts, the exotic car’s heavily aerodynamically influenced design makes a good baseline for enhancements later in its life. The Italian exotic is the last Italian V-12 Grand Tourer. One of the most powerful cars on the market does not need turbochargers or a hybrid system; it needs a driver who can appreciate the engineering and finely crafted luxuries that Ferrari’s flagship has to offer.
- The fastest Ferrari ever, and one of the most beautiful
- Next Enzo will trump its performance
- How Much? Price: $379,866
- Engine: 6.3-liter V12
- Horsepower: 731 hp
- Torque: 509 lb-ft
- 0-60: 3.1 seconds
- Top Speed: 211 mph
- Transmission: 7-speed automatic
- Body Style: Coupe
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