Supercar of the Year 2012: Ferrari F12
The fastest Ferrari ever is our supercar of the year
Posted: 07 Jan 2013
San Dalmazio, Marano sul Panaro, then down the main road to Ponte Samone and up the hairpins towards Zocca. He doesn't slide the car, and the electronic systems stay turned on. They don't kill the car, he says, and that's because they were tuned out here in real life - the traction control working with dampers and e-diff.
At one point we pause by the monastery in Madonna di Puianello and a monk appears, all huge straggly beard, brown habit, sandals. He smiles and politely asks if he can take a look at the car, apologising that he's just in his work clothes. I ask Dario if the locals mind that his V12 exhaust rips so frequently through their lovely ancient villages. No. It's part of what makes this area what it is. And of course it's what makes a Ferrari what it is.