When Ferrari introduced the new 550 Maranello in 1996, it marked the first time in 23 years that a flagship Ferrari GT car had its V12 engine in front of the driver. Nearly as soon as it broke cover, fans hailed the 550 as the spiritual successor to the legendary 365 GTB/4 Daytona and applauded Ferrari’s return to its roots. The public and the press delighted in its blend of tradition with modern technology, reigniting the passion for the classic front-engine V12 layout so integral to Ferrari’s history.
The 575 and 599 elevated the front-engine Ferrari to new performance levels, and in 2012, Ferrari again moved the goalposts with its all-new F12 Berlinetta. Replacing the outgoing 599, the F12 featured a new aluminum alloy spaceframe chassis developed in partnership with Scaglietti, wrapped in a Pininfarina-designed body with active and passive aerodynamics derived from the Formula 1 team. The naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter Tipo F140 V12 produced an eye-watering 730 horsepower at 8,200 RPM – a nearly 130 horsepower boost over the 599 and even more potent than the track-only 599FXX. The F12 was also slightly lighter and boasted 76% more downforce than the 599. The impressive spec sheet included a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, carbon-ceramic brakes with active cooling, electronic differentials, ultra-quick steering, adjustable magnetic suspension, and much more. Every aspect of the F12’s astonishing performance is accessible via the steering wheel-mounted Manettino dial, allowing it to switch from relaxed GT to thundering hypercar at the twist of a knob. The F12 vanquishes 60 mph in 3 seconds, 120 mph in 8.5, and tops out at 211 miles per hour, all while also cosseting occupants in a gorgeous, leather-clad cockpit with a generous cargo area in the rear hatch. Beautiful, brutal, and yet remarkably practical, the Ferrari F12 will surely leave an indelible mark in Ferrari lore for years to come.
The stunning F12 offered here is a superb one-owner example with just 5,400 miles from new, presented in a beautiful combination of Tour de France blue over Naturale leather trim. The gorgeous metallic color is subtly accented with silver wheels and brake calipers, balancing equal parts understatement and aggression. As expected of a collector-owned example with such low miles, this F12 is in superlative condition inside and out. The extensive options list includes more than $56,000 in extras, including the AFS system active headlamps, parking camera, suspension lifter, diamond-stitched seats, Alcantara headlining, and much more. Sold new by Continental Autosports in Chicago, it has been maintained by their service department since day one. Records show it received regular annual services, has had the airbag recall sorted, and has approximately two years left on the factory 7-year complimentary maintenance plan.
Natural tan leather provides a beautiful complement to the dark metallic blue paintwork. The deeply sculpted seats are supremely comfortable for long trips while also fully supportive for more aggressive driving. The latest technology is featured, including the Manettino driving mode selector, in-dash satellite navigation, and parking camera. Gorgeous glove-soft leather seats feature Ferrari logo headrests, and the blue leather-trimmed dash imparts a decidedly luxurious character. The generously-sized cargo area is accessed via the rear hatch, housing a complete set of optional fitted luggage upholstered in matching tan leather. The sale also includes the window sticker, service records, manuals, factory car cover, and emergency tool kit.
Finished in gorgeous colors and desirably equipped with an impressive list of options, this F12 is an outstanding example of Ferrari’s astonishingly rapid GT car, fastidiously maintained and ready for enjoyment.
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