BBC Top Gear, the British automobile magazine has crowned the Ferrari F12berlinetta with the ‘Supercar of the Year 2012’ award. Ferrari has always been a Top Gear favorite, taking their tally to 11 in 10 years to receive awards from this noted and very influential auto magazine.
It has been three times that Ferrari has been crowned Supercar of the Year, with its F430 receiving these awards in 2005 followed by 458 Italia in 2009 and now F12berlinetta bagging the same award. Ferrari F12berlinetta’s 6.3-litre V12 engine was also winner of EVO magazine “Engine of the Year” award in November this year and was displayed at the 10th China Guangzhou International Auto Show.
f12berlinetta is the most powerful high performance V12 ever built by Ferrari and made its first public appearance in China earlier, where it received a great deal of attention. The vehicle possesses a 6.3 liter V12 engine producing 729hp and 508 lb/ft torque giving it 120hp more than Ferrari 599 GTB.
The sports car is being launched with lower weight while it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 211 mph+ (335 kmph). Being able to accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in 8.5 seconds means that it is quicker than a McLaren F1 and the company is well aware of the increased demand for luxury and superfast cars in Chinese markets which is why it has showcased the F12berlinetta there.
FERRARI F12berlinetta CROWNED “SUPERCAR OF THE YEAR 2012” BY BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE
Maranello, 06 December 2012. Ferrari has been honoured once again to receive a coveted award from BBC Top Gear Magazine, one of the world’s most influential automotive magazines, this time for the F12berlinetta which has been crowned “Supercar of the Year 2012”. This brings Ferrari’s tally of Top Gear Magazine Awards to the astonishing figure of 11 in ten years, and the third time Ferrari has won the “Supercar of the Year” award, with the F430 in 2005 and also the 458 Italia in 2009.
Commenting on the latest addition to the Ferrari range, Charlie Turner, Editor in Chief of BBC Top Gear Magazine commented: “Ferrari F12. At the risk of sounding like I’ve quaffed freely at the charming Dario’s Kool-Aid, the F12 is just extraordinary. What sort of car is the Ferrari F12? Regal but not intimidating. Blitz-fast but not scary. Ridiculously brainy but never distant. Far better than me, without patronising me. Breathtakingly beautiful, did I mention that?”
The fastest, most powerful Ferrari of all time, the F12berlinetta strikes a perfect balance between maximum aerodynamic efficiency and the elegant proportions typical of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars. Since its launch, the car has been the object of universal acclaim from the press and public alike, with BBC Top Gear Magazineaward following several other recent awards from Auto Bild “Design Award”, The Sunday Times Driving’s “Best Supercar and Luxury Car” award and the Golden Steering Wheel award from Auto Bild andBild Am Sonntag, the first time a Ferrari has ever taken this leading German industry prize. The Ferrari F12berlinetta’s 6.3-litre V12 engine was also the winner of EVO magazine’s “Engine of the Year” award in November.