Ferrari 12 Cilindri Coupe and Spider: V12, design, price, everything you need to know

What we like about FerrariBeyond being a legendary brand, our core strength lies in offering innovative, non-conformist products. After a 296 with a superb V6 engineand a SUV Purosangue which in the end was very well received, Ferrari has just unveiled its two new jewels: the Ferrari 12 Cilindri and the 12 Cilindri Spider. These two models, presented simultaneously, mark a notable evolution since, unlike the previous 812 GTS which followed the 812 Superfast after two years, these new incarnations arrive as a duo as soon as they are launched.

A record-breaking V12

At the heart of these cars lies the 6.5L F140 V12 engine, well known to aficionados, but which continues to surprise. Now called F140 HD, this naturally-aspirated engine reaches new heights, with a maximum speed of 9,500 rpm and a power output of 830 hp.


Although these figures recall those of the 812 Competizione, they still embody a technological feat, thanks in particular to titanium connecting rods and a lightened crankshaft that significantly reduce the inertia (40 %) of the components. A new exhaust system with shorter intake pipes and a ceramic catalytic converter are also featured.

Advanced technologies and innovative design

The 812 SF's transmission has been replaced by an SF90-inspired 8-speed DCT, offering improved shift times of 30 %. Technology lovers will also appreciate Ferrari's latest 6D sensor, which orchestrates a host of advanced systems, including Side Slip Control 8.0. According to Ferrari, this technology allows driving enthusiasts to feel like pros on the track.


The chassis would be all-new and all-aluminum, and 15 % stiffer than the 812. The wheelbase is 20 mm shorter, but the car is 7.6 cm longer.

Visually, the 12 Cilindri is distinguished by bold neo-retro stylingThe front end features a black stripe reminiscent of the Ferrari Daytona. This detail, whether you like it or not, is potentially customizable, in the tradition of the Maranello brand, which often allows its customers to personalize their vehicles to the extreme.


In our opinion, after a Roma, a 296 or even a Purosangue, we're happy to see a neo-retro design that's a little more distinctive and assertive. You can be sure that when you see this car on the street, it will be breathtaking.

Stunning performance

The figures speak for themselves: the 12 Cilindri leaps from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 340 km/h. The slightly heavier Spider version is not to be outdone, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 2.95 seconds and a 0 to 200 km/h time of 8.2 seconds. Weights are 1560 kg for the coupé and 1620 kg for the Spider.


A luxurious interior

Inside, the space is dominated by three modern information screens and a carbon steering wheel incorporating various controls. The cabin's design is a step up from that of the 812 SF, more closely resembling that of the luxurious Purosangue. Sound lovers will be delighted by the optional Burmester 1600W audio system with 15 speakers.

Prices and availability

Although there's no public price list, the Ferrari 12 Cilindri is rumored to start at €600,000, €100,000 more than the 812. With first deliveries scheduled for late 2024 for established configurations (some dealers had already accepted pre-orders as early as last December) and 2025 for new orders.


With production scheduled for five years before the introduction of its successor in 2029, it is legitimate to ask whether this is the last Ferrari with a naturally-aspirated V12 enginebefore hybrid engines. Perhaps we'll see a special 850 hp version in a few years' time? Whatever the case, this car promises to be a breathtaking sight on the road, capturing the eyes and hearts of enthusiasts. Complimenti!


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  1. It is truly magnificent. Total mechanical purity. No hybridization whatsoever.

    Something that may seem a bit crazy comes to mind...

    When you buy a fine luxury watch, it's not just the aesthetics and materials, but also the finesse and technicality of the mechanism that makes it precious and fabulous. It's all the cogs and gears, the extreme precision that took the watchmakers so much work to design, that pushes the customer towards a mechanical watch rather than a digital one made up of simple chips and LCD displays. And even if the latter is wrapped in ultra-luxurious materials, this will in no way make it a luxury watch.

    Well, it's the same with cars. This Ferrari is the epitome of a luxury watch. I have a thought for Maserati, which is betting more and more on electric cars and which, by my comparison, reminds me of the digital watch...

  2. Nose-thumbing at Stellantis and his all-electric concept for Maserati, Alfa and Lancia... In Italy, we still know how to make very good thermal engines that comply with standards aimed at reducing harmful emissions. And Porsche's research into synthetic fuels won't support Mr. Tavarès's far-fetched theories...

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