With so many glittering models on show at Geneva’s ‘Salon – Auto‘, it would be a defining moment if one single vehicle could be selected as star of the show. However, one thing is certain. Ferrari’s debutante in the form of the forthcoming F12 Berlinetta would certainly be on the shortlist.
There certainly is a miraculous aspect to this latest generation offspring from the marque that enables the chance for Ferrari Car Hire. The 6.3 litre V12 engine pushes out 730 bhp and is therefore Ferrari’s most powerful road car ever. The sprint to 62 mph from a standing start takes just 3.1 seconds. The car has a top speed of 211 mph. Where the phenomenon truly appears is in the efficiency. All of this is achieved with thirty percent better fuel economy than the 599 it has been designed to replace.
The F12 Berlinetta in its charge to usurp the 599 has still borrowed a little from the old however. At the unveiling, Ferrari’s Technical Director, Robert Fedeli, explained that the F12 Berlinetta is indeed a worthy successor to some icons from Ferrari. The twelve-cylinder heritage rings through as the F12 melds the thrill of the mid/rear-engined Testarossa with the strength of the 599.
Fideli was asked if he thought perhaps this latest edit was too powerful a car. Absolutely delighted to be challenged with such an obvious accolade, he responded to the question with a choke and a smile. ‘Too much power?’ he quipped, which will obviously become a Ferrari legend. ‘You have to use all the power you install in a car, or it becomes extra emissions and weight’.
He explained that the F12 Berlinetta is supremely conditioned to allow the driver to harness all the power through excellent electronic controls. Even more excitement is his news that a V12 iteration would have even more power. This swells the rumour that the next new release from Ferrari will be a V12 replacement for the Enzo.
Regardless, it is likely that by the time the first F12 Berlinetta is ready to roll off the production line, the waiting list will be out of reach of most. At least the cars presented in Ferrari Hire are accessible, and actually obtainable. The 458 Italia Coupe and 458 Italia Spyder are the best Ferrari options to get into Super Car Hire.
Representing the most enticing way to get into the driving seat of a Ferrari, the Coupe and Spyder really let you feel what it is like to be a Formula One driver, even if it is just for one day. With an exterior co-designed by Michael Schumacher, the Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe could be imagined as the pinnacle of Sports Car Hire. What is really stunning therefore is to learn that the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder eclipses this with its convertible looks, and still effervescent performance. The seven-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox lets you effortlessly take the car and yourself to top speed.