Ferrari F12 Makes 209 MPH On The Autobahn Look Easy

It could be argued that the Ferrari F12, or officially the F12berlinetta, broke the industry when it was introduced in 2012. With its naturally aspirated V12 engine under the hood, the nameplate won Top Gear’s “The Supercar of the Year 2012” award. The F140 FC 12-banger 6.3 liter also won the International Engine of the Year Award 2013 for the category of Best Performance and Best Engine over 4.0 liters.

Even though it’s been around for a decade, the Ferrari F12 is still the car that fans are looking for. More importantly, the V12 supercar still never fails to impress in terms of straight-line speed. To demonstrate that, here’s an unrestricted high-speed run on the German Autobahn, courtesy of AutoTopNL.

At launch, the Ferrari F12 offered a powertrain that produced up to 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) of torque. It is the fourth most powerful car Ferrari has ever made, capable of sprinting to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.1 seconds. Top speed is rated at 211 mph (340 km/h).

In the high speed above, the Ferrari F12 easily broke through the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier on the first try. To be fair, traffic was very light during the run, which made it easier for the Italian supercar to set the road ablaze.

Towards the end of the video, the F12 is capable of briefly hitting 209 mph (337 km/h) – just slightly below the top speed the automaker claimed 10 years ago. This shows just how great a Ferrari V12 engine is.

Unfortunately, the future of Ferrari’s V12 after this decade is uncertain, thanks to an era of electrification and strict emission restrictions. The Daytona SP3 and 812 retain them for now, as well as the upcoming Purosangue SUV.

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