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May 25, 2024

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The all new Ferrari 12 Cilindri supercar

Calling all car enthusiasts if you have been waiting for a new car drop by the Italian marque Ferrari, then you are in for quite the ride. A successor to the Ferrari 812 (the brand’s much-loved car in the supercar lineup) is the all-new Ferrari 812 Superfast — the 12 Cilindri (pronounced as Chill-IN-dree). Known as the fastest and most powerful Ferrari yet, the new model pushes its boundaries yet again.

Ferrari 12 Cilindri supercar
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The new GT, or the 12 Cilindri, looks spectacular as the brand likes to call it. It’s slick, modern and futuristic in design characterised by the signature shade, red. But what makes it so spectacular is that the coupe and convertible also reveal the marque’s new directions in design. Ferrari’s design chief Flavio Manzoni, revealed a modern GT with a delta-wing design. With its  365 GTB/4 Daytona-inspired nose, it has the awe-inspiring Ferrari V12 engine revving all the way up to 9500rpm. With its output boosted to 800 cv,  the 12 Cilindri is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history and it is also the first Ferrari equipped with EPS (Electric Power Steering). The car can achieve a top speed from 0-100 km/h time within just 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in a mere 7.9 seconds.

Ferrari 12 Cilindri supercar
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Design

The Ferrari 12Cilindri has a sleek design with smooth lines that highlight how its different parts fit together nicely. The sides of the car are very clean and stretch all along it. The precise shaping of the car’s wings adds to its overall look, with every line carefully planned where different parts meet. Instead of focusing on the past, the design is more about making sure everything works well. The back wing is big but still looks balanced, and the front wing has a strong, tense appearance that adds to the car’s bold style. It’s like something you’d expect to see in a futuristic movie, but with some classic Ferrari features, like the grille, and it has the biggest hood ever seen on a Ferrari.

back Ferrari 12 Cilindri supercar
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side view
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Interiors

Inside, both the coupe and convertible versions have red leather seats and take inspiration from the 296 GTB and Purosangue. The cockpit has a modern feel, with a 10.3-inch  touchscreen in the centre and displays for both the driver and passenger. The Ferrari 12Cilindri has the latest technology for controlling the car’s performance. It uses a brake-by-wire system that lets it use new features like ABS Evo and a special sensor for better control. A system called Side Slip Control (SSC) 8.0, unique to Ferrari, helps the car handle better, especially on slippery roads. The chassis, or the frame of the car, is completely redesigned to be stronger but lighter. They also used a special type of alloy made from recycled materials for the first time in a Ferrari road car, which helps reduce carbon emissions.

Interior seats
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The geometry of the Ferrari 12Cilindri is characterized by clean lines that emphasize the harmonious interconnection of its various volumes. The ultra-clean flanks extend along the entire length of the car from a dihedral section. Extreme geometric precision has been employed in sculpting the car’s wings, with all lines resulting from intersections between volumes. The design eschews nostalgia in favour

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of a more functional approach to form. The muscular rear wing, although imposing, is perfectly geometrically controlled. Similarly, the front wing exhibits a muscular tension that extends slightly and accentuates the car’s monolithic aesthetic. The design is reminiscent of a futuristic spaceship, featuring a traditional grille and boasting the largest hood ever fitted to a Ferrari. The front-hinged clamshell hood, hot-formed from a single sheet of aluminium, appears large enough to accommodate several island castaways. The red-headed V-12 mill is positioned behind the axle in a mid-front-engine layout.

 

The first 12Cilindri coupes are scheduled to reach customers in the fourth quarter of this year, with convertible examples following in early 2025; the variants starting at €395,000 and €435,000, respectively.

Arushi Sakhuja

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