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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Revealed

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Ferrari released images and details of their upcoming 599 replacement, earlier today.

The F12 Berlinetta will be Ferrari’s most powerful and fastest ever road car. The power outputs are almost identical, as those reported by us last week  at 740CV (approx 730bhp). Ferrari say the V12, which is the same one used in the four seater FF, but will rev to 8700rpm, and put out 80bhp more. Yet the F12 will return 18.9mpg, an increase of 10% over the 599. This is possible in part, thanks to the Start-Stop technology, as used in other current Ferraris.

The F12 will hit 62 in 3.1 seconds, 124 in 8.5 seconds, and lap Ferrari’s home circuit, Fiorano in 1min23seconds. Hugely impressive!

As with all new Ferraris, the F12 Berlinetta will not be available with a manual gear box. Ferrari are using their dual clutch, automatic gearbox.

As suspected the new F12 is actually a little smaller than the outgoing 599. According to our sources, customers complained that the 599 was a bit too difficult to park in their garages. The F12 Berlinetta will be 20mm narrower, 47mm shorter, 63mm lower than the 599. That’s 1942mm wide, 4618mm long and 1273mm high. This has lowered the cars overall centre of gravity.

The car is also now built from an all new 12 alloy aluminium spaceframe chassis and bodyshell, making in 70kg lighter than the 599, at 1525kg. Also, as reported by us last week. The F12 will also be 20% stiffer than its 599 predecessor.

Ferrari note that thanks to the XX programme, they, along with Pininfarina have designed the aerodynamics so that the F12 has 76% more downforce than the 599. The drag coefficient is down to 0.299.

Reduction in drag is reduced partly thanks to a newly designed “Air-Bridge” which channels from the bonnets side intakes though the wheel arches, then splits it though the car’s beautifully sculpted side vents. You can see these vents clearly in the pictures above. The car also has “Active Brake Cooling” which is a system that will open the brake vents when the Carbon Ceramic get hot enough. The system will then close them again when the brakes have cooled down, reducing the drag effect.

We can expect the interior to be a mix between the 458 and the FF. All driving major controls will be mounted on the steering wheel, as per Ferrari’s “Human Machine Interface” system.

Order books will open at the Geneva show, and prices will likely start at around £250,000. So get your cheque books ready and you could be driving the brand new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta by early 2013!

Revealed – Leaked Specs of the Ferrari 599 Successor

Ferrari will be launching their 599 successor in March at the 2012 Geneva AutoSalon, and as we’ve previously reported, it will be called the F620. We posted spy shots of this car under going testing towards the end of last year. 

A select few of Ferrari’s very best customers have recently been invited to a special preview event. At this event, Ferrari showed off their new, still top secret supercar to the small group of the lucky invitees. Thanks to the loose lips of some of these Ferrari guests, we can now reveal some of the headline specs of the new car.

Ferrari’s new supercar will be powered by a V12 engine, producing 740bhp (30 more than previously thought!) and will weigh 1524kg, dry. That’s a weight saving of 56kg and a power increase of 128bhp over the outgoing 599 model. We can also reveal the new supercar will accelerate from 0 to 124mph in only 8.5 seconds and have a top speed over 211mph (340kph).

We cant wait until the official unveil in Geneva.
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Ferrari 599 Replacement Spyshots

Here are the first spy shots of the 599 replacement due late in 2012, as you can see the guys from Marinello want to keep this cars details a secret by covering the prancing horse with its camouflage.

The internals will be derived from the FF, the flagship model will ride on an aluminium chassis that has a multi-link rear suspension.

Also rumoured that there will be excessive use of composites on this car to reduce weight from the previous 599.

The power unit will be a 6.3-liter V12 engine that produces 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS). It will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which will send power to the rear-wheels through an electronically locking rear differential.

This will make it more powerful then both the FF and the 599 GTO but most important, it will be more powerful than the Lamborghini Aventador.

Power will be delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with a F1 style electronic differential.

Expect the car to be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motorshow.

2010 Ferrari 599 GTO to be shown at Geneva

The unique 599 GTO will be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor-Show with a planned production run of approximatly 450 units, each priced at around 300 thousand pounds each. This will be the first time that the Italian sportscar manufacturer will use the GTO badge since the F40 super car.

The 599 GTO will be a road going version of the Ferrari Corse Clienti special, the Ferrari 599XX. Through the extensive use of lightweight carbon fiber paneling, essentially dropping about 300 pounds from the GT car, bringing the curb weight down to 1440 kilograms. Meanwhile the free flowing 6.0 Liter V12 will be tuned to deliver somewhere between 670 HP and 710 HP making the future 599 GTO a real stallion that will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in approximately 3.2 seconds and gallop all the way to a 217 MPH top speed.