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There’s a new Ferrari for those who follow the Prancing Horse brand from Italy. This new creation is called the Ferrari 12Cilindri, and it’s not electric or even hybrid-powered. The 12Cilindri is powered by a good old petrol-powered engine, and that alone should give it more appeal to those who buy these things. It will likely be the last of the petrol-only powerplants seen in a car like this. As the name suggests, there are 12 cylinders in the mix of the all-new mid-front-engined V12. The new Ferrari 12Cilindri features clean flanks that sweep back along the entire car from a dihedral section, an imposing rear wing, a new front wing, and a sculpted bonnet that incorporates the front wings by removing the cut lines. The front has lost certain signature elements like the elongated headlights and the traditional grille shape, replaced by geometries and intersections innate to the car’s new design. The headlights have been integrated into a single wraparound band with blade-like DRLs. At the rear, the taillights are set into a blade that spans the entire rear section to give the Ferrari 12Cilindri its signature theme, and it looks rather interesting. There’s no rear spoiler, instead, there are two active flaps integrated with the rear screen, creating a signature delta theme. Still at the rear, the lower section – in black or carbon fibre – is characterised by prominent diffuser keels that give the body a floating effect. Two twin tailpipes have a completely new shape, with a metal surround to reduce the perception of their size and create a more compact look. Inside the 12Cilindri, the interior is divided into three different levels: the first is dominated by the upper part of the dash and it continues across to blend into the door panel trim. The Next is the central area, while the third includes the footwells and seats - each clearly defined via colour and material combinations used to create either an elegant or sporty look - as seen in the Purosangue. Among all the new additions is a new Burmester audio system made up of 15 speakers rated at 1600 W with tight bass from a dual coil subwoofer, and Ultraflat Headliners offer a 360-degree listening experience. It’s all typically Ferrari with amazing levels of tech and spec, which is expected because this is a Ferrari after all.

The Ferrari 12Cilindri is inspired by the legendary Grand Tourers of the 1950s and ‘60s, it follows the same layout of a front-mounted Ferrari V12 in a two-seater body. The powerplant in the Ferrari 12Cilindri is the latest incarnation of the company’s iconic V12, the F140HD, and it remains normally aspirated. In this case, it produces a very healthy 610 kW of power with a massive 678 Nm of torque, and a huge 80 % of that torque is available from just 2,500 rpm - and the powerplant revs up to a decent 9,500 rpm. To allow the new V12 to rev so high, engineers reduced the weight and inertia of the engine’s components with help from titanium conrods that save 40% in rotating mass compared to steel components. A rebalanced crankshaft is in play and is now 3 % lighter. The valvetrain with sliding finger followers is derived from Ferrari’s Formula 1 exploits and was developed specifically for the V12 to reduce mass and avail more high-performance valve profiles. The sliding finger follower is steel with a Diamond-Like Carbon coating that transmits the action of the cam to the valve using a hydraulic tappet as the pivot for its movement. The manifold and the plenum layout are now more compact: shortening the length of the tracts and optimising the cam profiles allows power to be unleashed at high revs, while the torque curve is optimised at all engine speeds by a system of variable geometry inlet tracts which enables the length of the intake tract to be continuously varied to maximise the dynamic charge in the cylinder. For the first time on a naturally aspirated engine, innovative software was developed that modifies the maximum torque available as a function of the selected gear. The Ferrari V12 has an amazing soundtrack thanks to 6-in-1 equal-length exhaust tracts, the shape of the ducts and the internal fluid dynamics of the silencer baffles have been designed to reduce backpressure to improve power delivery. The Ferrari 12Cilindri sports an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with significantly improved gearing that gets through the gears in lightning-fast time, and the added 8th gear allows for smooth highway cruising. The whole package makes for a quick car, the Ferrari 12Cilindri can get to 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, a 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 340 km/h.

Take a look at the YouTube video that details the all-new Ferrari V12, a mid-font-engined beast that harks back to the V12s of old - the Ferrari 12 Cilindri. As you can see, the name must have taken ages to choose: Welcome the Ferrari 12Cilindri | Ferrari

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