Top Gear drives the fastest Ferrari ever
The F12 Berlinetta has 730bhp, gets to 62mph in 3.1secs and hits 211mph. Hold on tight...
Posted: 02 Jan 2013
As is often the case with these decaying monuments to motorsport from an earlier age, Monza's decrepit banking has an aura about it. It's a place to be experienced in quiet solitude, marvelling at the heroism of those who braved its 38-degree upper banking.
We didn't simply choose to come here because Monza provides an iconic backdrop nor because this place of pilgrimage is now 90 years old. Instead, we're here because it has a particular and indelible place in motorsport history, one that reaches across 52 years, deep into the heart of what the new F12 stands for. It was here in 1960 that American Phil Hill became the last man to win a Grand Prix in a front-engined car.