Ferrari F12belinetta and LaFerrari
Quicker than the Ferrari Enzo around Fiorano, Ferrari’s test track, the 730-bhp F12berlinetta is furiously fast, capable of 340km/h (211mph). It accelerates from 0–100km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds.
But faster still is the LaFerrari, the 963bhp petrol-electric supercar that reaches the 100km/h mark in less than 3 seconds and runs past the F12berlinetta’s top speed, reaching 349km/h (217mph).
Which one to park in your garage?
The F12berlinetta is powered by a front-engined, direct-injected 6,262cc, 65-degree V-12 and has a rear-mounted 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. A mid-mounted tuned version of the same engine (delivering more than 790bph) drives the LaFerrari with the extra 160bhp-or-so coming from the electric Hy-Kers 60kg battery system integrated into the chassis.
They’re both beautiful cars but built for different purposes. The F12berlinetta is a GT, a Gran Turismo. The LaFerrari went round the Fiorano track in less than 1 minute 20 seconds, 3 seconds faster than the F12berlinetta (and 5 seconds faster than the Enzo). It is slightly longer and wider than the F12berlinetta. It is aimed at the collectors; only 499 will be produced. Ferrari calls it a hypercar.
Which one you’ll take most likely will depend on your budget – and if you’ve placed your LaFerrari order yet. Me? I’ll take any Ferrari, thank you.