Ferrari F12berlinetta set to grace 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Anita Panait, on July 7, 2013

The Ferrari F12berlinetta will make its Goodwood debut at the 2013 Festival of Speed. The sports carmaker will also present a chosen number of vehicles representing the various levels of personalization available. These models include FF, a “Tailor-Made” 458 Spider and Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC -- all built by Ferrari’s “Special Projects” division.

The F12berlinetta is the latest 12-cylinder sports cars of the famous carmaker. Ferrari primarily considered aerodynamic efficiency in the designing and developing the F12berlinetta, which boasts of enhanced downforce and reduced drag figures.  The F12berlinetta also boasts of two new aerodynamic solutions from Ferrari -- Aero Bridge and Active Brake Cooling. The F12berlinetta is powered by a 6,266-cc direct-injected V12 engine that provides up to 740hp of output. 

The sports car’s direct-injected V12 engine, which is paired to Ferrari’s 7-speed dual-clutch F1 transmission, could accelerate from zero to 62.5mph in just 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of over 211mph. This engine recently received the ‘Best Performance Engine’ accolade in the International Engine of the Year Awards.

Despite being the most powerful road-going vehicle that Ferrari has produced, the F12berlinetta boasts of being able to return fuel consumption and emissions levels 30 percent lower than that the figures of the previous generation.  Another V12-powered model, the four-seat FF, will make an appearance at Goodwood donning a new option -- a panoramic glass roof. 

This feature is made from low emissions glass, making cabin temperature stable both in summer and winter, thereby allowing optimal climate control. While the glass is tinted for privacy, it still allows occupants to experience the feeling of riding a top down model.  The FF’s a Grigio FF exterior that matched by a navy blue semi-aniline leather interior. [source: Ferrari]

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