Ferrari F12 Berlinetta information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the V12 coupe. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the F12 car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive content.
The Ferrari F12 is the large front-engined V12 GT of the Ferrari range and not to be confused with a keyboard shortcut on your laptop. It follows a long line of grand tourers from Maranello and from some angles you’ll even notice references to the likes of the Daytona. For more information on the F12, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
This car is the epitome of the front-engined V12 genre. The long, long snout houses a simply colossal 6.3-litre lump, which is one of the most charismatic engines on sale today. There’s not a turbocharger in sight and yet it produces 730bhp and 509lb ft, all sent rearwards through a nudge-and-select seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. You’re only ever a finger-tap away from a slice of Maranello audio fireworks, as this V12 screams like a good ‘un at the top end. It’s a surprisingly easy car to pilot around town, with light steering, a decent view out and a cultured drivetrain. But when you arrive on an empty country road, the F12 comes alive. If you thought the 458’s steering was pointy, wait until you reach the first corner in this: it simply leaps into the apex, like a rat up a drainpipe. You then power out of the corner, chasing the dizzy 8250rpm peak, admiring the responses from all the controls. Comfortable, fantastic to drive, dripping with raw emotion and combining a decent helping of practicality, the F12 is a giant leap over the 599 GTB. Bravo!
The one we’d buy
This Berlinetta in a vibrant shade of special Rosso please
The one we’d avoid like the plague
We wouldn’t dream of dodging a chance to own an F12
Rivals to consider
Aston Martin Vanquish
Amazing handling, epic engine, glorious styling, attention to detail… the list goes on
That darty steering can take some getting used to