The new Ferrari F12berlinetta has 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.
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 is powered by a V12 6262cc petrol engine producing f730 bhp @ 8250 rpm / 690 Nm of torque from 2,500 rpm. Which equates to a 0-62 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 211+ mph.
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