Sound-off: Ferrari F12berlinetta versus Ferrari FF

Ferrari-F12-vs-FF

For a bit of fun, I thought it might be interesting to compare the new Ferrari F12berlinetta with its closest sibling, the 80 bhp less powerful Ferrari FF, using the sound of their engines as the only clue.

Whilst they share the same basic 6,262cc direct injection V12 engine, the FF delivers 651 bhp at 8,000 rpm but the F12berlinetta dishes up a more spicy 729 bhp at 8,500 rpm.

The all-wheel drive FF will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds which seemed a pretty impressive figure until it was usurped by the new F12berlinetta which achieves the same increment in just 3.1 seconds.

At 1525 kg, the F12berlinetta weighs just over 140 kg heavier than the 458 Italia, but a whopping 265 kg lighter than the FF.

Could this be the ultimate quiz for the discerning Ferrari fan? Let us know which you prefer in the comments below.

2011 Ferrari FF

2011 Ferrari FF
6.3-litre V12, 651 bhp @8,000rpm
# Track  
1 Ferrari FF – Performance Start, exterior mic. [audio:http://www.skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FF-performance-start-exterior.mp3|titles=Performance Start – Exterior Mic.]
2 Ferrari FF – Performance Start, interior mic. [audio:http://www.skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FF-performance-start-interior.mp3|titles=Performance Start – Interior Mic.]
3 Ferrari FF – Drive-by, exterior perspective [audio:http://www.skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FF-driveby-exterior.mp3|titles=Driveby – Exterior perspective]
4 Ferrari FF – Drive-by, interior perspective [audio:http://www.skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FF-driveby-interior.mp3|titles=Driveby – Interior perspective]
5 Ferrari FF – Cornering, exterior recording of FF driving towards mic. then changing down into corner. [audio:http://www.skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FF-cornering-exterior.mp3|titles=Cornering – Exterior perspective.]
6 Ferrari FF – Cornering, interior microphone with FF accelerating then changing down into corner. [audio:http://www.skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/FF-cornering-interior.mp3|titles=Cornering – Interior perspective.]
2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta

2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta
6.3-litre V12, 729 bhp @8,500rpm
# Track  
1 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Cornering approach and passing, external mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/684-Curvone-2-Esterno-128.mp3]
2 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Cornering approach and passing, internal mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/683-Curvone-2-Interno-128.mp3]
3 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Acceleration passing by, external mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/682-Passaggio-veloce-box-2-Esterno-128.mp3]
4 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Acceleration passing by, internal mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/679-Passaggio-veloce-box-2-Interna-128.mp3]
5 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Acceleration from standstill, external mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/678-Partenza-Normale-Audio-Esterno-ok-128.mp3]
6 Ferrari F12berlinetta – Acceleration from standstill, internal mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/676-Partenza-Normale-Audio-Interno-ok-128.mp3]
7 Ferrari F12berlinetta – A lap of Fiorano circuit, external mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/659-Circuitino-Esterno-128.mp3]
8 Ferrari F12berlinetta – A lap of Fiorano circuit, internal mic. [audio:http://skiddmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/661-Circuitino-Interno-128.mp3]