Prior to its unveiling the new car was shown during a week-long event of customer previews. Around 450 customers have seen the car so far, with 80 per cent placing orders immediately according to Felisa.
"The interest is strong, and the conversion rate in such a short space of time very encouraging," said Felisa. "The next job is to convince the remaining 20 per cent and show the car to more potential customers."
The F12 Berlinetta is the fastest and most powerful road car in the Prancing Horse’s illustrious history. The 730bhp 6.3-litre V12-powered Ferrari 599 replacement ushers in a new generation of V12 engines that will include an all-new Enzo by the end of the year.
The F12 Berlinetta can crack 0-62mph in just 3.1sec and 0-124mph in just 8.5sec. Its total torque output is 509lb ft, 80 per cent of which is available from 2500rpm. The normally aspirated V12 revs all the way 8700rpm.
It was originally thought to be called the Ferrari 620GT, but the official name references classic Ferraris including the 250 GT Berlinetta.
Ferrari also claims the new car has lapped its Fiorano test track in 1m 23s, which makes it the fastest Ferrari road car ever to have lapped the circuit. Its maximum speed is claimed to be “over 211mph”.
The engine, which has a specific output of 116bhp/litre in the F12, is based on the same 6262cc 65 degree V12 found in the Ferrari FF. But the F12 produces 80bhp and 5lb ft more than the FF, and its power and torque outputs also eclipse those of the 612bhp, 448lb ft 6.0-litre V12 found in the 599.