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4dd95d1ff3stease.jpg Ferrari teases more specs on its Enzo successor

On its web site, 458 Italia.”

Rory Byrne, the Ferrari F1 designer that’s been involved in 11 world championships for the team, has spent three years contributing to chassis development. That chassis will be laid up by hand in the company’s F1 composites department, each chassis composed of different kinds of carbon fiber and cured in an autoclave, F1 monocoque-style. That’s part of where the lighter weight and vastly heightened torsional and beam rigidity versus the Enzo comes from. Just behind the tub – and behind the driver’s back – will be the batteries and fuel tank, again, just as on an F1 car.

The cockpit will be personalized to the driver in a way that is rare among road cars, with each seat made-to-measure for the driver and then set in a fixed position in the cabin. The steering wheel and pedal box will move to accommodate pilots. What’s more, we’re told that “the occupant’s feet are at the same level as the driving position.” That, and the angle of the seatback, will provide “an extraordinarily racy feeling.”

An evolution of the 740-horsepower, 6.3-litre V12 currently found in the F12 Berlinetta will work with the latest HY-KERS and a double-clutch transmission. Ferrari says the powertrain makes the car quicker from 0-to-120 miles per hour, reduces emissions by 40 percent, and improves features like torque vectoring and brake force distribution.

Still no word on what it will be called, but specs like these, by any name, would be just as sweet.

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f9563facceon 628.jpg Ferrari F12 Berlinetta auction raises $1.5M for Hurricane Sandy relief

American Red Cross and be earmarked for Hurricane Sandy relief. Ferrari started bidding on the F12 at $315,888, but the most powerful production model from the company fetched $1.125 million by the time the gavel fell through bids sourced both in person and over the phone. The company also managed to raise a further $345,000 in in-kind donations before the auction began, and donors gave an additional $50,000 during the event itself.

Ferrari debuted the F12 Berlinetta at the Comments

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249e3a18d1f12628.jpg Ferrari auctioning first F12 Berlinetta in North America for Sandy relief

Stop lurking around your local American Red Cross (the money will be earmarked specifically to support the relief efforts).

The special Ferrari will be painted in Rosso Berlinetta with choice of black or cuoio (read: camel) upholstery. Special options will be available (e.g., the buyer may ask for its hood to be signed by F1 drivers) and the coupe will be delivered with an official letter recognizing its status as the first in North America. As an added benefit, the new owner may attend the Ferrari Corso Pilota driving course at a location of their choice (Fiorano, Italy or Mont-Tremblant, Canada).

Those looking to get in on the action should contact their local Ferrari dealership to bid in person, absentee or over the telephone. For those who can’t swing the $300,000-plus price tag, Ferrari has also set up a special Ferrari-American Red Cross contribution page.

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First Drives

Is 700 Horsepower Enough For You People Yet?

e771a05b6ftta fd.jpg 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta w/video

A stock 599 GTB Fiorano predecessor.

But the F12’s freakish speed factor is not the whole story here. Not even the half of it.

The two-seat F12 Berlinetta is gorgeousness on four Michelins (or Bridgestones or winter Pirellis if you like). Pininfarina and Ferrari’s ever more responsible on-campus centro stile have combined for one hell of an all-aluminum form that follows impressive aerodynamic functions. One senior company expert tells us, “You could say the front two thirds of the car are predominantly Pininfarina, while the centro stile here can take most credit for the rear end.”

Maybe it depends on the color it’s wearing, but this very design hit us as a little overwrought when it debuted at last March’s Comments

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First Drives

Is 700 Horsepower Enough For You People Yet?

e771a05b6ftta fd.jpg 2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta w/video

A stock 599 GTB Fiorano predecessor.

But the F12’s freakish speed factor is not the whole story here. Not even the half of it.

The two-seat F12berlinetta is gorgeousness on four Michelins (or Bridgestones or winter Pirellis if you like). Pininfarina and Ferrari’s ever more responsible on-campus centro stile have combined for one hell of an all-aluminum form that follows impressive aerodynamic functions. One senior company expert tells us, “You could say the front two thirds of the car are predominantly Pininfarina, while the centro stile here can take most credit for the rear end.”

Maybe it depends on the color it’s wearing, but this very design hit us as a little overwrought when it debuted at last March’s Comments

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On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago heads to Italy to test out the fastest and most powerful production Ferrari ever made, the 2013 F12 Berlinetta. The trip begins with spirited hot laps around the legendary Fiorano test circuit, then moves to the winding road to see how this V-12 beast behaves as a grand tourer. Ignition appears every Monday on the new Motor Trend channel

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998e88ec3912test.jpg How does Ferraris new F12 Berlinetta stack up against the 599 GTO?

The 599 GTO as the comparator. The point was to see how well the newest in the line of Ferrari’s front-engined V12s stood up against the highest and hardest-edged iteration of the last.

We’ve read about the quickness of the F12’s steering rack and its devotion to tail-happy action, and none of that has interrupted the hosannas for the overall package. The 599 GTO was quite a different car than its donor GT in temperament and performance, but how the F12 and 599 GTO compare, exactly where each might have it over the other, provides for a result in EVO‘s opinion that might surprise. There’s seven minutes of cornering, drifting and analysis in the video Comments

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Car and Driver’s Senior Editor Tony Quiroga gets behind the wheel of Ferrari’s latest supercar, the 2013 F12berlinetta, on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested. Subscribe! bit.ly Read the full article here: bit.ly CARS: Ferrari F12berlinetta LOCATION: Italy MAG EDITORS: Tony Quiroga Connect To Car and Driver: Twitter: bit.ly Facebook: on.fb.me Hosted by the editors of Car and Driver magazine, this show puts the audience into the action on new-car reviews, comparison tests, auto-show coverage, and more. Our experts drive and test the latest models, attend automotive events around the world, and check out the latest in-vehicle technology like massaging seats and night-vision systems

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ee04bdaa35ft web.jpg Ferrari F12 Berlinetta wags its tail all over Fiorano

Forgoing the usual succession of variants and upgrades, the launch of an all-new F12 Berlinetta several months ago in Geneva, we’ve heard and seen little of the 740-horsepower monster. Which could be why we took notice when we came across this new video clip of the F12 lapping the Fiorano test track for which its predecessor was named.

Of course, we could simply be excited because the F12’s high-revving 6.2-liter 12-banger emits one of the most delicious exhaust notes known to man. Or because whatever lucky hot-shoe was anointed with the pleasure of ringing out the Berlinetta’s neck got it nice and sideways a couple of times. After all, what’s the point of channeling over seven hundred horsepower to the rear wheels if you can’t break those fat strips of rubber loose? See what we mean in the Comments