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Ferrari F12: Buying guide and review (2012-present)

Ferrari F12: Buying guide and review (2012-present) Classic and Performance Car
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While Ferrari has become recognised as the defining supercar marque for building mid-engined V8 Spyders and stunning hybrid hypercars like the LaFerrari, it’s arguably front-engined V12 modes which are most significant of all. After all, it’s a configuration which gave Ferrari its maiden victories at both Le Mans and in Formula 1. The F12berlinetta is the latest in a long line of the breed. 
Though sharing a cylinder count with the 125, the F12’s engine has grown somewhat from the first ever V12 Ferrari’s 1.5 litre capacity. The 6262cc unit pumps out a staggering 730bhp and 509lb ft - the former figure 118bhp more than mustered up by even its predecessor, the 599 GTB. Thanks to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission with a launch control function, the F12 shrugs off the 0-60mph dash in 3.1 seconds. Top speed officially stands at 211mph.
The front mid-engined chassis makes use of aluminium alloys to form a structure both 20 per cent more rigid yet 70kg lighter than the 599, while the 20-inch wheels (wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres), are kept in check via magnetorheological dampers and an electronic limited-slip differential. Carbon ceramic brake discs are standard.
All these ingredients mix together to create one of the finest GT cars of the decade. When Evo Magazine tried the F12, they described it as possessing “the best drivetrain of any road car on sale.” It’s the engine that dominates the driving experience, and it helped the F12 to second place in evo’s Car of the Year feature in 2013.
Which one to buy?
To date, Ferrari has produced two production versions of the F12: the standard Berlinetta, and from late 2015, the F12tdf. Resurrecting the iconic Tour de France name from Ferrari’s past, it becomes the most extreme road legal front-engined car to emerge from Maranello. 
Tweaks to the variable geometry intake trumpets and the inclusion of race-spec mechanical tappets liberated an extra 40bhp from the 6.3 V12, taking total output to 770bhp at 8500rpm.  A pared-back cabin and the extensive use of carbon fibre inside and out (the bumpers, underbody aero and front wings are all made of the stuff) shed 110kg from the kerb weight. The four-wheel steering and magnetic dampers were revised, while a more aggressive aero package helped to not only reduce drag, but provided an extra 230kg of downforce at 132mph. It all adds up to a 2.9-second 0-62mph time, a top speed of, according to Ferrari, ‘over 211mph’, and a lap time around Fiorano that comes within 1.3 seconds of a LaFerrari.
Ferrari has also produced several rare and one-off specials via its Special Projects programme. These include the Ferrari F60 America, the F12 TRS and the SP AMerica. In 2014, ten F60s were produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari in North America. Mechanically identical to the F12, the F60 gains a completely revised roadster body style, with every example finished in a blue and white livery in tribute to the Ferrari North America racing team. The cabin, meanwhile, features an asymmetrical colour scheme - red on the driver’s side, black for the passenger. The three F12 TRS examples can be distinguished by a gaping grille at the front and a double-hump speedster shape at the back, while the SP America looks most similar to the standard F12, gaining extra body vents and a more angular face.
Given that the model variations are fairly limited, in the end choice among Berlinettas will boil down to which factory fitted options are most desirable. Given the price of many of the extras -  the tailored leather luggage set costs over £3600 - it’s worth searching out one of the more highly-specced models if the budget can stretch far enough. Common options include the 20-inch forged alloy wheels and the various carbon add-ons, while the front suspension lift system - a circa £3300 option - will doubtless come in handy for any car used on a regular basis.
Performance and specs
Engine 6262cc V12
Power 730bhp @ 8250rpm
Torque 509lb ft @ 6000rpm
Top speed 211mph
0-60mph 3.1secs
Fuel consumption 18mpg
Gearbox Seven-speed automatic
Dimensions and weight

Wheelbase 2720mm
Length 4618mm
Width 1942mm
Height 1273mm
Weight 1630kg
Common problems
• Given the car’s relative youth, few serious problems have yet to emerge. Some owners who live in very hot climates have noted issues with the bit point of the clutch, though in the UK this is unlikely to be an issue.

• Models built between December 2014 and April 2015 were subject to a recall for faulty airbags. Check the history to confirm the repair work has been carried out.

• With a car so new, there is no excuse for a model to have anything other than a full ferrari service history, so double check that all of the paperwork is in order
Model history
Mar 2012: Ferrari F12berlinetta makes public debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Jun 2014: F12 TRS revealed by Ferrari Special Projects. Three examples of the speedster were built
2014 One-off SP America gains revised body style
Oct 2014: F60 America features roadster bodywork and unique interior design. Ten examples were sold in North America 
Oct 2015: F12tdf gains power, loses weight and features a more aggressive and aerodynamically efficient body 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
• auto.ferrari.com
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• www.fcars.co.uk
• www.ferrariownersclub.org
• www.ferrarichat.com
Summary and prices
Depending on the Ferrari dealer in question (and how much they like you) current lead times for a brand new F12 run from between 18 months to over two years. As a result, values of nearly new cars remain extremely strong, often exceeding the £240,000-plus required to place an order for a brand new model.
Prices start from around £180-£190,000 - enough for a two-year old example with around 15,000 miles. From there, values climb to over £300,000 for the most recent and highly-equipped 16-plate cars. Sellers of the F12tdf keep very tight-lipped about asking prices, but expect values to comfortably exceed the £339,000 list.

Words: Alex Ingram
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Last updated: 1st Aug 2016
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  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

    £244,995 £244,995

    Rosso F1 2007 with Nero and Rosso Leather and Alcantara Interior, Nero Dashboard and Carpets, Nero Stitching, 20” Matt Grigio Corsa Forged Painted Rims with Black Brake Callipers, Horses Stitched on Headrest, AFS System, Cruise Control, Front Grille with Chromed Edges, Carbon Fibre Driving Zone and LED’s, Carbon Fibre Exterior Kick Sill, Electric Steering Column, Heat Insulating Windscreen, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Internal and External Electro-Chromic Mirrors, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Parking Cameras, Sport Sill Cover, Privacy Rear Windows, White Rev Counter, TPMS, Satellite Navigation, Premium HIFI System and Security System with NavTrak.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 4000 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
    For sale
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  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

    £217,995 £217,995

    The exterior benefits from front and rear parking sensors, front and rear parking cameras, Scuderia wing shields, Nero Five spoke Alloy wheels, Rosso Brake Calipers and Carbon Ceramic Brake discs. Today this exceptional F12 has covered under 25,000 Miles from new. It has been serviced annually via main dealer and remains covered by Ferraris extended Power Warranty. Accompanied by its original books, spare key, spare tracker fob and tools, this exceptional F12 is located in our showrooms just outside London and is available to view immediately.

    For sale
  • 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta


    20" Matt Grigio Corsa Alloys, Suspension Lifter, Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel + LEDS, Carbon Fibre Wheel Caps, Cuoio Daytona Seats, Cuoio Daytona Seat Leather Stripes, Cruise Control, Parking Camera, Sport Sill Cover, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Internal/External Electrochromic Mirrors, Nero Horse Stitched On Headrest, Nero Coloured Stitching, Nera Alcantara Inner seat Trim, Nera Alcantara Door Panels, Black Outer Mirror Insert, AFS System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Upper Part In Cuoio Leather, Extended Ferrari Manufacturers Warranty Until March 2018, Ferrari 7 Year Free Servicing Package Until March 2020, UK Supplied, Exceptional Example! Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Satellite Navigation System & Bluetooth, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Dual-Zone Air Conditioning, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Speed-Sensitive Power Steering, Electric Steering Column.

    • Mileage: 9790 mi
    For sale
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta |

    £289,850 £289,850

    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL F12 Berlinetta COLOUR Blue Pozzi YEAR 2016/66 MILEAGE 238 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exceptional Ferrari F12. Finished in Blue Pozzi with Cuoio Interior Hide. Supplied with the balance of the manufacturers 7-year service plan. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Electric Windows, Climate Control, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, LED Daytime Running Lights, Performance Launch Control, Rain Sensing Wipers, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Engine Start Button. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Carbon Fibre Driving Zone with LED's, Enhanced Hi-Fi System, AFS System, Yellow Brake Callipers, Front Lift System, Coloured Safety Belts, Ferrari 'Scuderia' Shields, Cruise Control, Parking Camera, Carbon Cup Holders, Dashboard Insert in Carbon Fibre, Electrochromic Mirrors, Passenger LED Display, 20" Forged Wheels, Large Carbon Fibre Racing Seats. TRANSMISSION F1 Style 7 Speed DCT ENGINE CAPACITY 6262 STANDARD POWER (BHP) 730 EMISSIONS (CO 2 ) 380 PRICE £289,850 Interested in vehicle × INTERESTED IN VEHICLE Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Submit Close F

    • Mileage: 289850 mi
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  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta |

    £284,850 £284,850

    Specification MAKE Ferrari MODEL F12 Berlinetta COLOUR Rosso Fiorano YEAR 2016/66 MILEAGE 760 DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exceptional Ferrari F12. Finished in Rosso Fiorano ( Historical Ferrari Colour) with Sabbia Interior Hide. Supplied with the balance of the manufacturers 7-year service plan. STANDARD EQUIPMENT Anti Locking Brakes, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm/Immobiliser, Electric Windows, Climate Control, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, LED Daytime Running Lights, Performance Launch Control, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Engine Start Button. OPTIONAL EXTRAS Carbon Fibre Driving Zone with LED's, AFS System, Horse Stitched on Headrest in Bordeaux, Ferrari 'Scuderia' Shields, Navigation System, Parking Camera, Ferrari Historical Colour Rosso Fiorano, 20" forged Diamond Wheels, Fully Electrically Operated Seats, Enhanced Hi-Fi System, Bordeaux Seat Stitching, Black Alcantara Headlining. TRANSMISSION F1 Style 7 Speed DCT ENGINE CAPACITY 6262 STANDARD POWER (BHP) 730 EMISSIONS (CO 2 ) 380 WARRANTY Balance of the manufacturers warranty until 01/10/2020 PRICE £284,850 Int

    • Mileage: 284850 mi
    For sale
  • 2015 (65) FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA PETROL Coupe 6.3 AB 2DR Semi Automatic

    £259,995 £259,995

    DESCRIPTION AMARI is delighted to offer you this stunning, highly specified Ferrari F12 Berlinetta which is a 2015 / 65 Registered Example in Grigio Silverstone with Nero Interior, having covered only 2,600 Miles by 3 Careful Owners from New. EXTERIOR This car is in presented to you in beautiful Grigio Silverstone, which truly a spectacular colour combination for the F12. The exterior is in an immaculate condition as you would expect. INTERIOR The interior is upholstered in the Nero Alcantara throughout coordinating the tones with the exterior. Also in an immaculate condition throughout. SPECIFICATION The already huge specification of the F12 Berlinetta is highly enhanced by the following options: AFS System Carbon Fibre Driving Zone and LEDs Steering Wheel Carbon Fibre Central Tunnel Carbon Fibre Cup Holder Cruise Control Carbon Fibre Wheel Caps Leather and Alcantara Interior Trim Dashboard Inserts in Carbon Fibre Embroidered Prancing Horse on Headrests Coloured Rev Counter Leaf Style Seats Scuderia Ferrari Shields on Fenders Outer and Inner Electrochromic Mirrors Rear Parking Camera Sport Sill Cover 20" Diamond Finished Forged Wheel Rims Full Electric Seats Hi-Fi Premium System Colour Upon Request for Contrasting Stitching in Grigio Chiaro Tyre Pressure Monitoring System High Emotion Low Emission Other Added Extras: Full Body Paint Protection Film Brookes Race Exhaust, comprises of rear tips, back boxes, and cross over pipe. Please note we also have the Original Exhaust System. HISTORY 21/10/2016 - 1,361 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer (Maranello) The 4th Year Extended Warranty Expires on the 29th October 2019. The Genuine Maintenance 7 Years Service Plan Expires on the 29th October 2022. The car sits on Pirelli P-Zero all around Front: 255 x 35 x ZR20 (97Y) Rear: 315 x 35 x ZR20 (106Y) Tyre treads are: Front Right: 7mm Front Left: 7mm Rear Right: 5mm Rear Left: 5mm We have the original Owner Pack containing the Owner Manual, and other reference material, as well as 2 Keys and 2 Fobs. To arrange a viewing, please contact our team on 01772 663777. Viewing strictly by appointment. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 2600 mi
    • Engine size: 6.3
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  • Ferrari F12

    £225,000 £225,000

    Push Button Start, Parking Camera, Cruise Control Romans are proud to offer this stunning 2014/14 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta for sale presented in the special Ferrari colour 'Rosso Formula 1 2007' which is combined with Nero Leather Daytona Style Seats. This beautiful example is supplied with the balance of Ferrari's manufacturer's warranty until June 2018 and the 7 year servicing package until 2021. Colour: Rosso Formula One 2007 with Nero Leather, Price: £225,000 Engine: 6.3L V12, Mileage: 5,390 Transmission: F1 DCT, Body Style: Coupe Fuel: Petrol, Extras, Rosso Formula 1 2007 Special Paint (Cost Over £15,000), 20'' Forged Dark Painted Rims, Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LEDs, Central Bridge, Cup Holder, Wheel Cup & Dashboard Inserts, Daytona Style Seats in Nero, Parking Camera, Full Electric Seats, High Power HIFI System, Special Stitching in Rosso, Horse Stitched on Headrest in Rosso, Outer Mirror Black Insert, Instrument Panel in Giallo, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Internal/Exterior Electrochromic Mirrors, Navtrak Antitheft System, Sport Sill Cover, Cruise Control, AFS System, Tyre Pressure Measurement, Stunning Example! Features, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Dual-Zone Air Conditioning, Electric Steering Wheel Column, Launch Control, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Push Button Start, Rain and Light Sensors, Rear LED Lights, Satellite Navigation & Bluetooth, Speed-Sensitive Power Steering, Tyre Pressure Monitoring.

    • Mileage: 5390 mi
    • Engine size: 6300
    For sale
  • Ferrari F12

    £250,000 £250,000

    We have available for sale a beautiful Ferrari F12, the flagship V12 from Ferrari. Our car is finished in Rosso Berlinetta with Crema, with lots of Carbon Fibre and special options. This car is a 2014 car registered in August 2014, it has a 1950 miles and has had one owner. The car was serviced in August 2015 by Ferrari. The car features a stunning Innotech IPE remote control valve opening exhaust system which adds a wonderful exhaust note.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 1950 mi
    For sale
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