Ferrari unveils 12Cilindri with stunning V12 power

The 12Cilindri, Ferrari’s newest flagship GT vehicle, is the most powerful pure-combustion vehicle the company has ever put into series production. Ferrari’s chief marketing and commercial officer, Enrico Galliera, stated that the 12Cilindri “opens a new chapter in Ferrari history” when it was unveiled on the sidelines of the Miami Grand Prix to honour the company’s 70th anniversary in the US.

Taking over from the 812 Superfast, the 12Cilindri increases power adopts a striking new styling language and offers a slew of significant new technologies. But, critically, it has Ferrari’s 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12, after the Maranello-based company invested heavily in making its largest engine compliant with new emissions standards to meet continuing demand.


Ferrari has introduced both the hard-top coupé and open-roof Spider models at the same time, with prices starting at Euro 395,000 and Euro 435,000 (about Rs 3.55 crore and Rs 3.90 crore, respectively) in Italy.

The low-set nose of the 12Cilindri, which features rectangular headlamps on each side of the grille, is a throwback to the legendary Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’. To help remove hot air from the engine room, the long bonnet has two horseshoe-shaped vents, and the fenders also include functional vents just behind the front wheels.

But the engine beneath the hood is the car’s best feature. The core of the 12Cilindri is a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that, like its predecessor, lacks turbocharging and hybrid assistance. The unit borrows much of the technology used in the 812 Competizione’s V12, therefore it redlines at a high 9,500 rpm and produces a maximum peak power of 819 bhp at 9,250 rpm, which is identical to the Competizione.