Ferrari are in the midst of launching the new F12berlinetta this week, stretching the legs of its newest prancing horse in the hills above Maranello where the car was originally developed.
Well this is an unexpected bonus, and one which will brighten up the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for any of you non-royalists. The Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle on May 10th to 13th will feature both historic and contemporary Ferraris, together with a display by the 4th Mounted Carabinieri Regiment.
Fernando Alonso delivered a winning performance in the Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend, and despite both Alonso and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali saying “there’s still plenty of work to do”, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo was keen to mark the occasion with a gift.
Ferrari unveiled the F12berlinetta to an eager press contingent this morning at Geneva, providing the first opportunity for us to see their new flagship up-close and in the metal.
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.
This is the car that everyone will want to see at next week’s Geneva motor show. F12berlinetta ushers in a new generation of Ferrari 12-cylinders in a car that is claimed to deliver unprecedented performance.
With just 2 more days to go, Ferrari has released its 3rd (and final) teaser for its 599 replacement – the 720 bhp F620.
As is the norm, with the build up to a big new launch, someone snaps a grainy picture of the new model and posts it on the internet. Ferrari’s F620 will be revealed in its full glory next Wednesday (29th), but we understand this is what it will look like.
As confirmed last week, the new Ferrari F620, successor to the 599 GTB will be revealed in all its glory next Wednesday 29th February. And now, Ferrari has released this 30 second teaser video reminding us of the big occasion.
Ferrari’s 599 GTB has been with us since 2006, in which time it’s become one of the most loved of V12 Ferraris. So, Ferrari must have had its work cut out coming up with a successor.
Since the California joined Ferrari’s range in 2008, it has brought many new customers to the marque – people who need something a little more practical than the F430/458 Italia and yet would rather not spend £200k+ on the FF or 599 GTB.
You can tell how proud Ferrari are of their new four-wheel drive transmission, by how keen they are to show it being used in a way that no previous Ferrari could hope to aspire to. This is both a Ferrari for power slides and the most sensible car in Ferrari’s range.