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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Promotional Video Spills Prancing Horse Epicness 2
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Promo Video, Promotional Video, video on 08 2nd, 2012

So far, a few automotive media outlets have got their hands on the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and had some great things to say about it. At the same time, few journalists filtered in the same gripes from the 458 Italia cleverly molded into the new F12. To reemphasize our passion and desire for the newest prancing horse, Ferrari has released an Epic promo video- posted below. Maybe we shouldn’t get the initial perception of the F12 Berlinetta twisted before we take one for a drive ourselves.

The new F12 Berlinetta is the most powerful Ferrari to ever come out of Italy. Sure it can do 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, but its astounding athletic abilities do not stop there. With 730 horsepower on tap from its remarkable 6.3-liter V12 engine, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta can reach 124 mph in just 8.5 seconds. If you are like me and you are aware of these crazy stats on other supercars, then you will know the F12 is faster than a McLaren F1.


Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Drift & Fly-by Action Video 19
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, video on 06 19th, 2012

The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the most powerful Ferrari to grace the automotive world directly from the Italian factory, is steadily growing on enthusiasts. Now that we all saw the new F12 Berlinetta in its full production skin, it is time to see it in action while getting an earful of that intoxicating sound only a V12 Ferrari can produce. Today you are in luck because the latest footage of the F12 Berlinetta features some drift and fly-by action featured on our good friend Marchettino’s YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Ferrari Shows Off Its F12 Berlinetta: Video 6
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Kurt, video, Videos on 03 6th, 2012

We’ll admit that the initial images of Ferrari’s F12 Berlinetta had us scratching our heads. The car simply didn’t look like a Ferrari; instead, it look like a Banglore back-alley interpretation of a Ferrari, perhaps built on a stretched Toyota Corolla chassis. Now that we’ve had some time to digest Ferrari’s latest Grand Touring flagship, we’ll admit that we’ve warmed up to the design just a bit.

It still lacks the elegance of a 458 Italia, but it also isn’t as comically over-styled as the Ferrari Testarossa or the Ferrari Enzo. We’d prefer some less-pronounced character lines, and we still can’t quite figure out the functionality of the top fender vents (brake cooling or negative lift, perhaps), but at least we’ve warmed to the upswept lines of the rear fenders a bit.

We certainly can’t argue with the music produced by the F12’s 6.3-liter V-12 engine. Like all Ferraris, it positively sings as you run it to the 8,700 rpm redline, and those lucky enough to own an F12 Berlinetta will drive the car simply to enjoy its mechanical symphony.

The video below gives you an idea of that glorious noise, but it’s partially masked by a heavy metal backing track. We’ve said this before, but we’ll keep saying it until automakers listen: when you’re producing a video to highlight your car’s engine sound, background music is only a distraction.

New Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Promo Videos Released 2
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Promo Video, Promotional Video, video on 03 2nd, 2012

It is only inevitable that we will continue to see an influx of car porn from Ferrari since they revealed the new F12 Berlinetta. Below are a few new promotional videos telling us about the construction and styling of the newest prancing horse along with an exclusive track-test video. The track video, showing the F12 in hideous camouflage wrapping, attempts to demonstrate the intoxicating sound the F12 Berlinetta produces. Enjoy!

Ferrari Reveals The F12 Berlinetta: Video 1
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Ferrari, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Ferrari F620, Kurt, News, video on 03 1st, 2012

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Image: Ferrari

Ferrari’s big grand-tourer, the 599 GTB, has been put to pasture after a seven-year production run. Taking its place is the newly announced Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which will make its official public debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Following the release of a very unflattering spy shot, Ferrari has opted to officially release images and video of the car prior to it’s Geneva debut.

We say that’s a good thing, since the in-transit spy photo make the car look like a Ferrari mated with a Corvette and a Batmobile, then got dipped into a vat of ugly. The lines appeared to be an unintegrated blend of curves and angles, grossly exaggerated to near-comical proportions. If the 599 GTB was an exercise in refinement and taste, the leaked F620 images (the development name for the F12 Berlinetta) showed a car that was an exercise in excess.

Image: Ferrari

We’ll admit that Ferrari’s images make the car look a whole lot better, although the design is certainly departure from Ferrari’s usual styling. We find the 458 Italia to be among the best-looking designs in Ferrari’s history, but the F12 Berlinetta just looks busy to us. It’s not ugly, mind you, it’s just not as stylish as we’d expect a Ferrari flagship to be.

Image: Ferrari

We suspect that the car’s front-mid-mounted 6.3-liter V-12, good for 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque, will make up for any doubts about the car’s looks. Redline is at an impressive 8,700 rpm, and the F12 Berlinetta will sprint from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in only 3.1 seconds, on its way to a top speed of “over” 210 miles per hour.

Image: Ferrari

It’s greener than the 599 GTB, too, achieving some 30% better fuel economy than its predecessor. Before you consider this an an alternative to a Prius, understand that the car has a raring of 15 mpg in the Euro combined cycle, which will probably translate to about 12 mpg combined under our own EPA testing.

Image: Ferrari

Ferrari will launch the car in Europe before the end of the year. There’s no word yet on U.S. availability of pricing (for any market), but we expect the car will make it here in early 2013, priced above the 599 GTB’s $327,000 starting point.