The reveal of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the successor to the Italian sports car maker’s 599 grand tourer, is making waves across the Internet. Now, Ferrari gives us more to drool over besides the static photos of the car coming in from the Geneva show floor. In this promo video, Ferrari shows us what the 730-hp, 508-lb-ft F12 can do on a race track.
The video begins with footage of the manufacturing process. We see liquid metal poured into casts, engine blocks machined, and then finally the completed engine itself. We then jump right into the action, as the F12 bursts through a cloud of smoke on the track. We’re then treated to the visceral exhaust note of the Berlinetta’s 6.3-liter V-12, which sounds like heaven. The F12 shows off its rear-drive credentials as it drifts in slow-mo by the camera. Having had his fill of tail-out fun, the driver switches the dial on the steering wheel to “Race,” and takes the proper line through the turns. A quick transition brings us to the Italian countryside, where the F12 proceeds to tear up its local back roads in “CT OFF” mode. The video concludes with one final slow-mo burnout.
Any new Ferrari is worth getting excited about, but this promo video definitely whets our appetite for more F12 action. We can’t wait to rest our fingers on those carbon fiber paddle shifters.