Introducing the Ferrari 12Cilindri, 2025: a future classic

10 May 2024 BY Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

Why complicate things when you can keep it simple? That's probably what the executives at the brand thought when it came time to name their latest creation, the 12Cilindri, which literally translates to 12 cylinders in case you hadn't figured it out.

 

 

As its name suggests, this new Italian stallion, succeeding the 812 Superfast, is powered by a 6.5-liter 12-cylinder engine delivering 819 horsepower, without any form of forced induction. There are no electrified technologies either, making it one of the few purebred exotic gasoline cars on the market.

 

The Ferrari 12Cilindri utilizes an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. It's capable of hitting 0-100 in just 2.9 seconds, which is very impressive especially considering its primary purpose is to provide comfort for long journeys, as is generally the case with grand tourer cars. Nevertheless, that doesn't stop you from revving it up to 9,500 revolutions per minute, creating a true Italian opera concert.

 

Long live tradition

 

The brand's designers truly outdid themselves with the 12 Cilindri, drawing inspiration from several past models, including the famous Daytona. It boasts a very aggressive look with its long hood and massive air intakes. The rear is wider than the front, clearly defined by bulging fenders and very angular shapes.

 

Ferrari pushed the envelope even further by incorporating active aerodynamic elements in several places, notably on the bodywork, which adds 50 kilograms of downforce at 250 km/h. These elements can also close up to provide better aerodynamic efficiency beyond 340 km/h.

 

The 12 Cilindri borrow several elements found in the 812 Competizione, such as its rear axle with a torque vectoring control system that redirects power to the wheel that needs it most.

 

Ferrari opted for a completely different design inside, and I must say it's refreshing. Rest assured, there isn't a screen stretching across the entire width of the dashboard. Instead, it resembles something closer to the cockpit of a spaceship.

 

Its Canadian price is still unknown, but we know that the Ferrari 12Cilindri is expected to hit the market towards the end of the year. Moreover, it will be offered in Coupe version, but also in convertible version upon its market debut.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier