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The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a four-wheeled rocketship (pictures)

The Berlinetta is one of those rare cars that looks as good under the hood as it does on the outside.

Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The F12 Berlinetta is Ferrari's latest front-mid-engined supercar.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The F12 replaces the 599 GTB and is faster, lighter, and just plain better than its predecessor.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The Berlinetta is long and low, sitting purposefully on 20-inch wheels.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Quad exhausts? Yes, please.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Carbon-ceramic brakes offer strong initial bite and great performance, even when very hot.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The classic Ferrari logo, this time mounted on what's called an "Aero Bridge" fender.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Another angle of the fender, with a large cutout to bring air to the side of the car.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Under the hood is perhaps the best view of this car, with the 6.3-liter V12 nestled in a cradle of carbon fiber.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

A closer view of the 731-horsepower monster.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Classic detailing abounds.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Let's take a seat inside...

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Plenty of carbon and leather on display here.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

This parcel shelf behind the seats is a lovely touch, but a costly option.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

These seats are a racy option, well-suited for the track, but their lack of adjustment means they may not be the best for touring.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

A look forward at the simple but comprehensive interior.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

This is the skinny display that the passenger gets, displaying traction control settings or speed and rpm. It's available on the FF as well.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The sweeping center console, including buttons for controlling the transmission and dual climate control.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Titanium climate vents? But of course.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Dual-zone climate control is here, controlled with a series of physical dials.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

This is the four-way controller that's used for navigating through the infotainment system. It's small but easily within reach for the driver -- but not the passenger.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The F12's steering wheel, shared with the 458 and FF. Everything you need is quickly at hand. The red knob (called a manettino) controls driving modes quickly and easily.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The dashboard, naturally dominated by the central tach.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The speedometer is on the left by default.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The left display can also show current traction control and driving modes.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Car status is displayed on the left, too, including trip.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Each page is easily accessed.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

On the right you have controls for the nondriving features, including phone integration.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

SiriusXM is here, if you'd like a little satellite radio.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The navigation system is basic, but voice recognition is good.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Again, a four-way selection for the right display.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

And, last but not least, a decently sized trunk, complete with plush carpet, of course.

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