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Looks aren’t everything so my mother used to tell me. It’s the person inside she said and how right she was too. In the car world however, looks are very important. Subjective maybe, but still important.

The Porsche Panamera springs to mind. I remember walking up to the car for the first test drive and decided that I was going to hate it. The bulbous rear hind-quarters following the flat-nosed front end made it look as though they had stretched a 911 too far on a rack and stuck two doors on each side. The Panamera was not pretty.

But to drive the car was sublime. Great driving position, performance and handling made it very easy to forget the awkward shape of the car being driven. Until you caught a reflection of the Panamera in a large shop window and realised what the rest of the world could see as you bowled merrily along the high street.

Handing the keys back was filled with mixed emotions. What a great car to drive but so hard to fall in love with. I tried hard to forgive the peculiar design but to this day, nine years later, the Panamera has not aged well. Sorry Porsche. Hopefully your forthcoming face-lift for the car this year will transform this ugly duckling.

History is littered with examples of cars that have struggled in the style stakes but have nonetheless been recognised as proper driving machines. One that came up in conversation recently was the BMW Z3M Coupe. Unkindly described by some people as a ‘bread van’, BMW had somehow managed to transform the interesting design of the Z3 roadster into a disfigured hunchback of a coupe. But we loved it and so it seems does everybody else these days with decent examples fetching up to £40k. Who would have guessed that?

Even Ferrari has made a couple of faux-pas in the shape of the Mondial, designed by Pininfarina, and its predecessor the 308/208 GT4 designed by Bertone. Time hasn’t been kind to the Mondial and possibly the Bertone offspring wins by a whisker in this comparison. What about the Testarossa that still looks like it is stuck in the 80’s with those exaggerated side-intakes and the 456 which was probably the most bland design ever to come from Maranello?

But all it takes is the arrival of a superstar in the company’s line-up and all those previous mishaps are forgotten. Enter the F12berlinetta in 2012.

With a mix of dramatic curves and the odd aggressive sharp crease in the right place Ferrari created a car you could stare at all day. You could buy it and never drive it because you wanted to make sure you had taken in every inch of the beautiful shape and then go back and check it all over again.

But drive it you must. Before the LaFerrari arrived it was the fastest production car out of Maranello. The figures speak for themselves: 6.2 litre V12 producing 740hp. 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. 0-120 mph in 8.5 seconds. Maximum speed 211 mph. The F12 is a seriously fast car and only the F12tdf will come between this and the LaFerrari when it is launched this year.

However, it is not just about the looks and the performance figures but it is also the aural sensation of the way it goes about its business. The engine note is akin to that heard in a Formula One race car. A kind of mid-range bark that turns into a screaming wail at high revs and then crackles loudly on the fast down-shifts. Delicious.

So there it is. Is the F12berlinetta the perfectly packaged sports car with the looks, the performance and the noise to go with it? We think it comes close and has certainly set a very high bar for all newcomers. Maybe only Ferrari itself can eclipse its own accomplishments but we shall find out in the fullness of time no doubt.

For anybody now thinking of purchasing an F12berlinetta we can tell you about a car that will be coming onto the market in a couple of weeks from now – let’s say early February.

Finished in Rosso Corsa with Cuoio Leather interior, this F12 is right hand drive, brand new and unregistered. The specification includes the following: yellow brake calipers and rev counter, Scuderia shields, fully electrically operated seats, reverse camera, suspension lifting system, AFS, carbon/LED steering wheel plus 20″ forged and painted wheels. This is also a vat qualifying vehicle.

For further details including pricing information please contact The Car Spy on ++44 (0)1892 506970 or ++44 (0)7809 890969. You can also send an email to sales@thecarspy.net

In the meantime this video from Chris Harris about the Ferrari F12berlinetta gives a good insight to the car and its ultimate capabilities. It is nearly 15 minutes long but great viewing….enjoy!

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Finished in Rosso Berlinetta (Special Paint) with Cuoio Hide Interior this new, unregistered, right hand drive F12 comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Rear View Mirrors Cluster Dark Painted, Matt Grigio Corsa 20” Wheel Rims, Carbon Fibre for Central Tunnel, Carbon Fibre Rear Shelf Moulding, Exterior Sill-kick in Carbon Fibre, Carbon Fibre Cup-holder, Leaf-style Seats, Embroidered Cavallinos in Head Rests, Leather Upholstery for Headliner, Electric Steering Wheel Column, Passenger Display, Dashboard Inserts in Carbon Fibre, Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LEDS, High Power Hifi System, Interior/Exterior Electrochromic Mirrors, Rear Privacy Windows, Yellow Brake Calipers, Scuderia Shields.

This F12 is physical and available to purchase today at £299519 including VAT (excluding shipping/delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Ferrari F12berlinetta in Rosso Berlinetta

N.B. This image was created using the Ferrari configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

Finished in Rosso Corsa with Cuoio Hide Interior this right hand drive, April 2013 registered F12 has recorded 800 miles and comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Carbon Fibre Racing & Seats Bordeaux Stitching, Bordeaux Horse Stitched on Headrests, Bordeaux Carpet, Cuoio Leather Headliner, Giallo Instrument Panel, Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LEDS, High Power Hifi System, Nav Trak Antitheft, System, Cruise Control, Heat Insulating Windscreen, Int/Ext Electrochromic Mirrors, Parking Camera, Rear Privacy Window, Tyre Pressure Measurement, Suspension Lifter, AFS System, Chrome Front Grille, Yellow Brake Calipers, Scuderia Shields, 7 Year Service Package. Original List Price £320000 inc VAT.

This F12 is physical and available to purchase today at £POA

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Ferrari F12berlinetta in Rosso Corsa

N.B. This image was created using the Ferrari configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

Finished in Nero Daytona with Sabbia Hide Interior this right hand drive, May 2013 registered F12 has recorded 400 miles and comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Leaf Style Seats, Black Carpets, Privacy Rear Windows, NavTrack, 20″ Dark Grey Alloys, Scuderia Shields, AFS System, Black Brake Calipers, Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LED’s, Cavallino Stitched on Headrests, Int/Ext Electrochromic Mirrors, Parking Camera, Full Electric Seats, Special Stitching (Filo Speciale Nero), Tyre Pressure monitoring System. Original list price £259000.

This F12 is physical and available to purchase today at £POA

Please note this car is NOT VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1892 506970 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Ferrari F12berlinetta in Nero Daytona

N.B. This image was created using the Ferrari configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.

Finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero Hide Interior this new, left hand drive, unregistered F12 comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Full carbon package, Cruise control, Scuderia Shields, Matt Grigio Corsa Rims, Red calipers, Electric memory seats, Carbon LED steering wheel, Red rev counter, Adaptive lights, Park sensors – front & rear, Navigation, iPod connection, Premium sound system.

This F12 is available to purchase today at £POA

For further details please give The Car Spy a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net.

Ferrari F12berlinetta in Rosso Corsa

N.B. This image was created using the Ferrari Configurator. It is not an image of the actual car for sale.