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The Top Gear car review:Ferrari F12
For:Not only one of the fastest Ferrari road car ever, but also amongst the best
Against:Interior is a bit too similar to the FF. We know, clutching at straws...
What is it?
Until the LaFerrari came along, the Ferrari F12 was Ferrari’s fastest road car ever. Quicker than a 599GTO, quicker than an Enzo. That should all help put it into context: It is astonishingly fast – and not just in a straight line, either. It goes around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track quicker than either of those two past-masters as well. And then there’s the new tdf version: 110kg lighter, 39bhp more powerful, faster gearbox, higher red-line, 230kg of downforce: Ferrari is revealing once again that too much is never enough.
Thing is, from behind the wheel, the standard version is approachable, friendly and easy to drive. It even looks elegant and, although beautiful, relatively understated with it. The tdf, that’s much more of an animal…