Supercar of the Year 2012: Ferrari F12
The fastest Ferrari ever is our supercar of the year
Posted: 07 Jan 2013
But he is no fusty old-timer. As we trundle through the 'burbs, the radio starts to issue some Italian rap. Benuzzi, rather than grumpily punching the off button, turns it up and starts gently oscillating in his seat. He is a man of our times. But later, the radio goes off (which is OK: Italy's rappers fall some way short of their compatriots in the supercar trade). Because he's driving me up some of his favourite test routes, I learn what happens when Ferrari brings 21st-century thinking and processing power to bear on the issue of making a supercar that'll use its otherworldly 730bhp to accelerate the beating heart of a car lover of any age.
And then... and then he'll excuse himself and hand me the key, because he has no time to spare. He's busy with the next one, the ‘F70' - successor to the Enzo. So I will be liberated with the F12 for the following 24 hours, to go where I choose.