The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta November Prizes

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The F12berlinetta won the Coupés/Cabrios category in the prestigious 2012 Goldenes Lenkrad (Golden Steering Wheel) awards organised by German car magazine Auto Bild in conjunction with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. This is the first time a Ferrari has taken this coveted award since the Golden Steering Wheel was instituted 37 years ago.

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Engine

Attending the ceremony in Berlin was Ferrari’s CEO, Amedeo Felisa, who commented, “This is a significant achievement for Ferrari and is a testament to the importance of the brand in Germany which has always been a key market for us, the biggest in Europe. Here there are some of our most passionate collectors and clients and I am particularly proud of this award which underlines how widely our constant and uncompromising approach to innovation in the sports car field is appreciated.”

The fastest, most powerful Ferrari of all time, the F12berlinetta strikes a perfect balance between maximum aerodynamic efficiency and the elegant proportions typical of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 cars. Since its launch, the car has been the object of universal acclaim from the press and public alike and this is, in fact, the second time the F12berlinetta has taken an award from Auto Bild after its readers across Europe voted the F12berlinetta as Europe’s best looking car in the Auto Bild Design Award in August 2012.

The Ferrari F12berlinetta has also been honoured with another prestigious award – this time from EVO magazine which nominated the 6.3 litre V12 engine as their “Engine of the Year”. The team at EVO magazine were impressed by the F12berlinetta engine’s prodigious 740hp power output and relentless “any-gear-any-revs urge”, especially when this extreme level of performance has not compromised efficiency, with a range of innovative technological solutions which reduce CO2 emissions by 30%.

Harry Metcalfe, Editor in Chief of EVO magazine commented, “When details of the new Ferrari F12’s engine specification first reached EVO HQ, we were frankly astonished at the quoted power output. 730bhp from 6.3 litres sets a new benchmark for a normally-aspirated V12 road engine and, despite its prodigious power, our road-testers reported it was perfectly tractable in regular driving. A remarkable achievement.”

The EVO recognition follows the car’s Auto Bild Design Award, The Sunday Times Driving’s “Best Supercar and Luxury Car” award and, just yesterday, the Golden Steering Wheel award from Auto Bild and Bild Am Sonntag, the first time a Ferrari has ever taken this leading German industry prize.

Ferrari Press

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