A week after receiving the award for “Best Sports Car and Convertible” for the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, Ferrari has received another award from The Sunday Times Driving, the motoring section of the influential British newspaper. This time it is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that takes the honours as the “Best Supercar and Luxury Car” in the second of two special edition issues celebrating the Top 100 Cars on sale today.
The Sunday Times Driving commented: “It sounds like it should be an uncontrollable animal, but most of the time the F12 is actually a rather civilised car. According to your mood, you can tailor it to be any Ferrari you like. Which is why the F12 is not just Ferrari’s quickest car to date, but it’s one of the best too.”
The F12 Berlinetta was launched at the Geneva Motor Show to critical acclaim, receiving the prestigious “Auto Bild Design Award” earlier this year. The F12 Berlinetta is Ferrari’s most powerful and quickest accelerating road-going production car to date, with 740hp and a 0-62 mph time of 3.1 seconds. However, exceptional progress has also been made in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, which have been reduced by 30 per cent, and the F12 Berlinetta also boasts the highest overall aerodynamic efficiency of any Ferrari ever built with downforce of 123 kg at 125 mph (200 km/h) and a Cd of just 0.299.