The 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is the most powerful front-engine V-12 Ferrari ever produced. On the latest episode of Ignition, host Carlos Lago takes the grand touring car to the drag strip and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to see how well it performs.
A 731-hp 6.3-liter V-12 with 508 lb-ft of torque sits under the F12 Berlinetta‘s long hood. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. At the drag strip, the F12 Berlinetta nails 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and reaches the end of the quarter-mile in 11.3 seconds at an incredible 131.7 mph. Large 15.7-inch front and 14.2-inch rear carbon ceramic rotors stop the two-ton Ferrari in just 106 feet. The F12 Berlinetta’s aerodynamic bodywork produces 271 pounds of downforce at 124 mph.
Though most handling tests are done on the Motor Trend figure-eight, Lago takes the F12 Berlinetta to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to see how it handles on track. After Lago takes his lap, pro racing driver Randy Pobst gets behind the wheel to familiarize himself with the newest Ferrari before setting a hot lap.