Can you enjoy a Ferrari in Britain? Yes you can. But can you enjoy the Ferrari F12?
Jeremy Clarkson takes the new Ferrari F12 for a spin with surprising conclusions.
It costs £240k and thanks to a 730 horsepower V12 it’s the most powerful road going Ferrari ever made.
You can drive it like any other car or push it and… WOW. You can hit 0-60 in 3.1 sec and flat out it will do 211 mph. It’s savage. They have done everything in the book to exploit the power of this Ferrari. And the results are… mesmerizing. But could it be too much Power for Jeremy Clarkson? Impossible you say?
Just watch Clarkson and the Ferrari F12:
Top Gear Series 20, Episode 2
The Ferrari F12
The F12berlinetta’s 200-bar, direct-injection 6262 cc 65° V12 delivers absolutely unprecedented performance for a naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine. It has a maximum power output of 740 CV at 8250 rpm, while its specific power output is a record-breaking 118 CV/l. Responsiveness and strong pick-up is guaranteed by maximum torque of 690 Nm, 80 per cent of which is already on tap at 2500 rpm, with a constant surge of power all the way up to the 8700 rpm rev limit.
Just as is the case with F1 engines, the V12 has very low inertia and thus revs rise very rapidly.
Driving involvement is intensified by the rich, full exhaust soundtrack typical of Ferrari’s naturally-aspirated V12s. The F12berlinetta’s performance levels give a good idea of the engine’s incredible efficiency, where both fuel consumption and emissions are now 30 per cent lower thanks to the Stop&Start system, a “smart” alternator, and Multispark ignition system.
These, along with numerous other technical solutions, have reduced internal friction making the F12berlinetta best-in-class for its power-emissions ratio