Ferrari 12Cilindri – Mid-Front-Mounted Naturally Aspirated V12, 819hp, 633Nm Torque

Ferrari continues its tradition of blending heritage and cutting-edge technology with its latest offering, the 12Cilindri, which succeeds the 812 Superfast. Unveiled in Miami, the focus is squarely on its 12-cylinder engine.

Powered by a 6.5-litre, 65-degree V-12 engine, the 12Cilindri churns out an impressive naturally aspirated 819hp at 9,250rpm and 677Nm of torque at 7,250rpm, with a redline set at a staggering 9,500rpm. Remarkably, Ferrari achieves this without hybrid assistance, meeting emissions standards solely through internal combustion.

The engine shares similarities with the one found in the 812 Competizione, featuring titanium connecting rods and a unique valvetrain system. Noteworthy is the Aspirated Torque Shaping system, which electronically modifies the torque curve in the third and fourth gears.

Mated to the engine is an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, mounted at the rear for optimal weight distribution. Shifts are promised to be 30 per cent quicker than the 812 Superfast, aided by taller 21-inch tyres and shortened gear ratios. Performance figures are staggering, with a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds for the coupe and a slightly slower 0-100km/h time of 2.95 seconds for the convertible, both achieving a top speed exceeding 340km/h.

The design of the 12Cilindri takes cues from the Roma, with technical detailing and homages to classic Ferrari models like the 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

The interior style takes its inspiration from the Prancing Horse’s dual-cockpit architecture. In recent years, that layout was used for the Ferrari Roma and Roma Spider as well as the Ferrari Purosangue. The Ferrari 12Cilindri’s cabin has an almost-symmetrical structure comprising two modules for driver and passenger and offering an astonishing standard of comfort and involvement in the driving experience.

The design of the Ferrari 12Cilindri’s interior sees it split into three different levels – the first, dominated by the upper part of the dash, continues around to blend into the door panel trim. Next is the central area while the third includes the footwells and seats. Each level is clearly defined, heightening the dual-cockpit effect through the colour and material combinations. These are used to create either an elegant or sporty look for the seats and other features. Ferrari’s signature luxury and performance are flanked on the Ferrari 12Cilindri by a focus on environmental sustainability – extensive use has been made of sustainable materials such as Alcantara containing 65% recycled polyester.

The Ferrari 12Cilindri introduces a new Human Machine Interface (HMI) comprising three displays that raise the Ferrari V12 berlinetta onboard experience to new heights. All of the main functions can be controlled from the central 10.25” touchscreen capacitive display within reach of both driver and passenger. This is flanked by a 15.6” driver display showing all of the driving and vehicle dynamics information. Lastly the passenger is always completely involved in the driving experience thanks to an 8.8” display that ensures they feel like a genuine co-driver.

Chassis control systems include Side Slip Control 8 and independent four-wheel steering, enhancing agility and handling. Wheel sizes have been upgraded to 21 inches, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 or Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tires.

Pricing for the 12Cilindri starts at $423,000 (RM2,002,164) for the coupe and $466,000 (RM2,205,694) for the convertible, positioning it as a high-end, exclusive offering from Ferrari.

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