PP-Performance tunes the Ferrari F12berlinetta

Article by Christian A., on December 19, 2014

Although we consider the Ferrari F12berlinetta the perfect sports car, PP-Performance had something else in mind and honestly we are glad that they took a closer look as the cavallino rampante. As a result, PP-Performance added a new BMC Race filter as well as a complete FI (Frequency Intelligent) catless exhaust system.

These modifications will cost you no less than 795 hp (585 kW) and 730 Nm of torque. For those who don’t know, the standard 6.3-liter V12 found on the F12berlinetta delivers 740 hp (544 kW) and 690 Nm of torque.

If the standard version is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, the upgraded version will zoom from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds. Meanwhile, the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) will be made in 8.0 seconds, with 0.5 seconds faster than the standard vehicle.

If you are interested in boosting the power output of your F12berlinetta, you should know that PP-Performance demands 14,499 euros including VAT for the complete kit.

Featuring a design penned through the combined efforts of the Ferrari Styling Centre and Pininfarina, the F12berlinetta offers an ideal balance between optimal aerodynamic efficiency and the elegant sporty proportions of the carmaker’s front-engine V12 cars.

To ensure that the surfaces of the F12berlinetta could seamlessly incorporate several groundbreaking aerodynamic solutions – through "subtraction" instead of adding more elements – designers worked along with engineers. This collaboration allowed for an innovative system of air flows, thereby marrying technology with aesthetics while essentially linking form with function.

Designers provided the new F12berlinetta with low, sleek coupe lines as well as with dynamically sculpted flanks which contours curve and dip to guide airflow from the bonnet. Designers also reduced the volume between the wings and central bonnet bulge, thereby creating two aerodynamic channels that pass below a bridge between the front wheel arch and the bottom of the A-pillar. These channels then flow into scoops in the flanks, helping lighten the appearance of the new F12berlinetta.

Up front, the new F12berlinetta is defined by an imposing grille channeling cooling air into the engine compartment. The grille is flanked by electronically controlled guide vanes that send cooling air to the brakes. These electronically controlled guide vanes – serving as an active aerodynamic solution – help reduce drag when closed and help cool the brakes optimally when open.

On the rear, the new F12berlinetta features a modern, reinterpretation of the Kamm tail that smoothly integrates the two vertical fences of the rear diffuser, giving rise to an original T-shape that incorporates the two full-LED circular tail-lights and F1-inspired rear fog light.

As tested at the Fiorano Circuit, the Ferrari F12berlinetta was able to post a lap time of just 1 minute and 23 seconds. It was also able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and from nil to 200 km/h in 8.5 seconds. With these pure performance numbers, the F12berlinetta could boast of being the most capable high-performance car in Ferrari history.

Aside from these figures, the new F12berlinetta offers a fluid and intuitive drive, as made possible by its distinct handling that boost deriver confidence at all speeds track. This is thanks partly to the development work on the mid-rear-engine layout of the new F12berlinetta – all of which allows the sports car to offer greater degrees of agility and responsiveness, even when moving at slower speed.

Moreover, all of the sub-systems of the F12berlinetta were developed and integrated with each other particularly achieving these goals without sacrificing interior comfort. These subsystems include wheels and tires, springs and dampers, auxiliary braking systems (like ABS/EBD) as well as yaw control systems, such as the E-Diff, Stability Control (ESC) and traction control (F1-Trac).

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