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16-05-2024 | Sports Car | Editor´s Pick | News

Ferrari also Shows the 12Cilindri as a Spider

Author: Patrick Schäfer

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Ferrari has unveiled the successor to the 812. Under the hood of the two-seater Berlinetta and the Spider is once again a naturally aspirated V12 engine.

The new V12 model was designed by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Centro Stile team. The clear design of the 4,733 mm long, 2,176 mm wide and 1,292 mm high Ferrari 12Cilindri is a departure from other models and features contrasting black surfaces. The front with the headlights integrated in a dark band is reminiscent of both the classic and the current Daytona and dispenses with the classic Ferrari radiator grille. The greenhouse is also black. The eye-catching rear section, where the dark rear window merges into a black painted surface, has two active flaps integrated into the window. They enable two different configurations: "Low Drag" and "High Downforce". The narrow rear lights are also located in the dark area. The interior with the large glass roof is based on the familiar dual cockpit. The steering wheel has capacitive buttons. The HMI comprises three displays: the driver's display is 15.6" in size, the touchscreen measures 10.25", while the front passenger looks at an 8.8" display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, while a 1,600 W sound system from Burmester is available as an option.

The 6.5-liter F140HD engine with dry sump lubrication, a further development of the V12 from the 812 Competizione, provides the drive. It delivers 611 kW (830 hp) at 9,250 rpm. Thanks to weight savings through the use of titanium connecting rods or aluminum alloy pistons, the engine speed now rises up to 9,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 678 Nm is available at 7,250 rpm. The 1560 kg 12Cilindi accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 s and has a maximum speed of 340 km/h. The direct injection works with two fuel pumps and four rails with pressure sensors and 350 bar pressure. Power delivery is enhanced by Aspirated Torque Shaping (ATS), which optimizes the torque curve in third and fourth gear. Power is transmitted via the 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The exhaust system meets the latest EU 6E emissions regulations with a ceramic catalytic converter and petrol particulate filter. Exhaust pipes of the same length or the 6-in-1 manifold for each cylinder bank are intended to ensure an unmistakable V12 sound.

Ferrari 12Cilindri with All-Wheel Steering

The 12Cilindri, which stands on 21" alloy wheels, has all-wheel steering (4WS) as standard. The torsional rigidity of the all-aluminum chassis, which has a 20 mm shorter wheelbase, is said to have been further increased compared to its predecessor. The chassis with magnetorheological damping with double lifting magnets SCM offers, among other things, the electronic aids "Side Slip Control System SSC 8.0", traction control or an electronically controlled differential. The weight distribution is 48.4 % at the front and 51.6 % at the rear. The brakes with brake-by-wire technology have 398 x 223 x 38 mm brake discs on the front axle and 360 x 233 x 32 mm on the rear axle. The aerodynamically optimized underbody directs the air to the rear diffuser and is designed to improve heat dissipation with various cooling air openings at the front. As with the Ferrari 812 Competizione, downforce is generated on the front underbody by three pairs of vortex generators optimized in the wind tunnel, while two vortex generators are to generate downforce at the rear.

This is a partly automated translation of this German article.


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