Ferrari F12berlinetta is 2012 Supercar of the Year
BBC Top Gear, the British automobile magazine has crowned the Ferrari F12berlinetta with the âSupercar of the Year 2012â award. Ferrari has always been a…
It has been three times that Ferrari has beenÂ 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.Â Ferrari F12berlinettaâs 6.3-litre V12 engine was also winner ofÂ EVOÂ magazine âEngine of the Yearâ award in November this year and was displayed at the 10thÂ 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 ofÂ 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.
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FERRARI F12berlinetta CROWNED âSUPERCAR OF THE YEAR 2012â BY BBC TOP GEAR MAGAZINE
Maranello, 06 December 2012.Â Ferrari has been honoured once again to receive a coveted award fromÂ BBC Top Gear Magazine, one of the worldâs most influential automotive magazines, this time for the F12berlinetta which has been crowned âSupercar of the Year 2012â. This brings Ferrariâs tally ofÂ Top Gear Magazine AwardsÂ to the astonishing figure of 11 in ten years, and the third time Ferrari has won the âSupercar of the Yearâ 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 ofÂ BBC Top Gear MagazineÂ commented: âFerrari F12. At the risk of sounding like Iâve quaffed freely at the charming Darioâs 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?â
The fastest, most powerful Ferrari of all time, the F12berlinetta strikes a perfect balance between maximum aerodynamic efficiency and the elegant proportions typical of Ferrariâs front-engined V12 cars. Since its launch, the car has been the object of universal acclaim from the press and public alike, withÂ BBC Top Gear Magazineaward following several other recent awards fromÂ Auto Bild âDesign Awardâ,Â The Sunday Times DrivingâsÂ âBest Supercar and Luxury Carâ award and the Golden Steering Wheel award fromÂ Auto BildÂ andBild Am Sonntag, the first time a Ferrari has ever taken this leading German industry prize. The Ferrari F12berlinettaâs 6.3-litre V12 engine was also the winner ofÂ EVOÂ magazineâs âEngine of the Yearâ award in November.