Ferrari F12berlinetta debuts in Asia at Beijing International Motor Show

Article by Anita Panait, on April 25, 2012

Ferrari gears ups to introduce its most powerful and high-performance road-going vehicle model to one of the largest sports car market in the world, China. Ferrari has confirmed that the 12-cylinder F12berlinetta will make its Asian debut at the Beijing International Motor Show, months after the supercar’s widely acclaimed debut at the Geneva Motor Show. 

The Ferrari F12berlinetta is powered by a V-12 engine that gives the super car a major boost in acceleration and speed. The F12berlinetta features a new car transaxle architecture and design as well as new components and electronic controls. The F12berlinetta features extremely advanced aerodynamics and stunning classic looks -- shorter, lower and narrower car than the previous V12 model. Ferrari had the car’s wheelbase built shorter while positioning the engine and driver position lower.

The F12berlinetta’s design also resulted in a more compact tail section, thanks to a new suspension and gearbox layout. The car also features a perfect weight distribution -- 54% over the rear axle -- and a lower centre of gravity back in the chassis.

This results in a well-balanced handling that allows drivers to maneuver with full control even at low speeds. It also results to capabilities that only mid-rear-engined cars offer.  The F12berlinetta finished the Fiorano circuit with a lap time of 1’23’’. It also boasts of acceleration rates of zero to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and zero to 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds.

Despite its dynamic performance, the F12berlinetta consumes 30% less fuel than the previous V-12 coupe, as Ferrari made sure that the car’s fuel consumption is one of the best, using up just 15 liters per 100 km and emitting 350 grams of Carbon Dioxide per kilometer.

Meanwhile, Ferrari plans to unveil its HY-KERS laboratory concept at Beijing International Motor Show. The HY-KERS concept combines hybrid technology with mid-rear architecture to reduce fuel consumption and Carbon Dioxide emissions by 40 percent while also improving car performance.

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