Ferrari reveals 2012 car

By on Friday, February 3, 2012

Ferrari has shown the world its 2012 car for the first time, which it hopes will power Fernando Alonso to a third world title.

The car, named the F2012, was due to be launched officially at Maranello but this was cancelled following severe snowfall in the area.

The F2012 also has a step nose that features on most of the cars that have launched so far, other than the sleek McLaren that was launched on Wednesday.

Technical Specifications


— Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure

— Ferrari longitudinal gearbox

— Limited-slip differential

— Semiautomatic sequential electronically controlled gearbox – quick shift

— Number of gears: 7 +Reverse

— Brembo ventilated carbon-fibre disc brakes

— Independent suspension, pull-rod activated torsion springs front and rear

— Weight with water, lubricant and driver: 640 kg

— OZ Wheels (front and rear): 13”


— Type: 056

— Number of cylinders: 8

— Cylinder block in sand cast aluminium V 90°

— Number of valves: 32

— Pneumatic distribution

— Total displacement: 2398 cm3

— Piston bore: 98 mm

— Weight > 95 kg

— Electronic injection and ignition

— Fuel: Shell V-Power

— Lubricant: Shell Helix Ultra

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