The Classic Power of the New Ferrari 12Cilindri: 830 HP

Ferrari 12Cilindri: Pure Power with a 6.5-liter V-12 Engine

Ferrari stands out by balancing tradition and cutting-edge technology effortlessly. This is particularly apparent in its latest vehicle, the 12Cilindri, which follows the 812 Superfast. Ferrari unveiled the 12Cilindri and 12Cilindri Spider in Miami on Thursday. As the name suggests, the focus is on the powerful 12-cylinder engine.

The 6.5-liter, 65-degree engine is the newest version of Ferrari’s F140 V-12, which was initially introduced in the Enzo twenty years ago. In this model, it produces 819 horsepower without turbocharging, reaching its peak at 9,250 rpm and generating 500 pound-feet of torque at 7,250 rpm, with a redline of 9,500 rpm. There is no hybrid support present, as Ferrari has successfully met emissions regulations without utilizing electrification.

The engine in the 812 Competizione is quite similar, featuring titanium connecting rods and a valvetrain that replaces hydraulic lifters with a rigid system using roller finger followers. However, what sets it apart is the innovative “Aspirated Torque Shaping” system, which electronically adjusts the torque curve specifically in third and fourth gears.

Teamed with the motor is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission located at the back, ensuring 30 percent faster gear changes compared to the 812’s gearbox. Considering that the 812 was known for its speedy shifts, one can only imagine the improvement in performance. By switching to larger 21-inch tires, the gear ratios are effectively reduced by 5.0 percent, contributing to enhanced acceleration. Ferrari claims a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a 0-124 mph time of under 7.9 seconds. The Spider model is just slightly slower, achieving acceleration times of 2.95 seconds and 8.2 seconds respectively. Both versions have a top speed exceeding 211 mph.

When it comes to dimensions, the 12Cilindri is a bit larger than the 812 Superfast overall, although its wheelbase is one inch shorter. Its design shares similarities with the Roma, but with additional technical features. The black panel situated in front of the hood and between the headlights is reminiscent of the plexiglass panel seen on early models of the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. In essence, the entire vehicle has a distinct Daytona-inspired look.

In the interior, you will find the familiar Ferrari steering wheel adorned with controls. However, unlike many recent models from the brand, there is a central infotainment screen. Apart from that, the interior is quite similar to what was previously seen in the Purosangue, except for the absence of rear seats.

As anticipated, the 12Cilindri comes equipped with Ferrari’s newest, cutting-edge chassis control technology, which includes Side Slip Control 8. This system is developed to quickly assess the level of tire grip. Additionally, it features the innovative independent four-wheel steering mechanism that enables the rear tires to turn in opposite directions. The wheel sizes have been increased from 20 to 21 inches, with 275/35ZR21 tires at the front and 315/35ZR21 tires at the rear. Customers can choose between Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tires.

Ferrari provides only a weight without fluids for the 12Cilindri, so the exact weight is unknown. The coupe has a dry weight of 3,459 pounds and the Spider weighs 3,571 pounds. Therefore, the estimated weight when ready to drive is between 3,700 and 3,800 pounds. Ferrari also claims that the 12Cilindri is 15 percent more rigid than the 812 model.

As anticipated, this Ferrari with a V-12 engine will come with a hefty price tag. The 12Cilindri is priced at $423,000 (€395,000) for the coupe version and $466,000 (€435,000) for the convertible model. It is safe to assume that the 12Cilindri has already been completely sold out for the upcoming years, as is often the case with Ferraris, especially those featuring V-12 engines.

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