The main head quarter of PP-Performance is at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, as everyone knows. But its roots are at Weissbach, Germany. Besides the spread nearly all over the world branches, since 1998 there is a German subsidiary site under direction of Jimmy PELKA in the Swabian Weissbach. Its flags show not without pride the slogan Tuning in Perfection. Innumerous examples of the absolute materialization of even this motto are to be admired everywhere on the roads around the globe.
The custom made Ferrari F12 TRS is one-off. It was one of the 90 cars taking part in the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade, where it made a public debut on Sicilian soil. The car is based on the F12berlinetta and was developed at a client’s request. It is an extreme two-seater has no top and is inspired by the classical 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. F12 TRS has truly integrated design. It offers the same exceptional performance figures as the F12berlinetta including a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1s. What powers the car is the massive 740 cv 6262 cm3 V12 engine. The maximum torque is estimated at 690 Nm at 9,000 rpm. In fact, V12’s signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the engine lid.
Furthermore, the aerobridge, which was introduced on the F12berlinetta, has been given a new treatment in this car: a sculptural design that runs back from the flanks along the entire length of the car. From the leading edge of the typically sharp Ferrari nose, aggressively sculpted forms flow back over the bonnet. On the other hand the low wraparound windscreen forms a long dark band of glass in contrast to car’s body.
DMC Luxury Tuning Company is mostly famous for its refined Lamborghinis. However, we are now presenting their project based on the Ferrari Berlinetta F12. The tuners have developed a special Berlinetta package, which was spotted installed on a Ferrari in Hong Kong.
Dressed in ultra white paint scheme and dubbed as DMC F12 SPIA, the car boasts the following equipment: carbon fiber body kit with a whole new, aggressive new look and improved aerodynamics, prominent new lip splitter, which extends the car and improves its road stability, a carbon fiber front hood and an optional roof scoop which.
An athletic design in combination with outstanding aerodynamic efficiency, high-tech forged wheels and a power increase to 569 kW / 774 hp with a top speed in excess of 345 km/h: NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello, expands its extensive customization program for the Ferrari F12berlinetta.
The Ferrari F12berlinetta has arrived! The first vehicles have just been delivered to their proud owners and already NOVITEC ROSSO, the world’s leading tuner for the powerhouses from Maranello, ignites the first tuning stage: The V12 Coupe receives a power upgrade to 561.5 kW / 763 hp, giving it a new top speed of more than 345 km/h. The car’s appearance and handling are further improved with NOVITEC ROSSO sport springs and high-tech forged wheels with diameters of up to 22 inches. Exclusive interior appointments round out the product line-up for the two-seater.
Performance optimization and an even sportier exhaust note at the push of a button. The first performance package for the 6.3-liter V12 of the F12berlinetta leaves the inner workings of the engine untouched. Newly calibrated mapping for injection and ignition boost peak power output from standard 545 kW / 740 hp to 561.5 kW / 763 hp at 8,500 rpm. Peak torque grows to 703 Nm at 6,300 rpm.
e performance research project developed platform for electric cars
Close collaboration with experts from academia and industry
High-voltage battery as focal point of the project
The e performance research project has concluded after three years of work. Audi collaborated with Bosch and several institutes at the RWTH Aachen University to develop a technology platform that is a major advance for electric mobility. The platform’s modules can be used in a variety of electric-powered automobiles. One such vehicle is the sporty “e Sport” technology platform.
Electric drives represent a key topic for the mobility of the future. The Ingolstadt carmaker therefore launched the e performance project on the premises of Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV) on October 1, 2009. The objective: a scalable systems architecture for electric-powered cars, a flexible technology platform that also includes a plug-in hybrid drive. It should be suitable for use in everything from a sports car to a sedan to a city car.
Experts from both industry and academia were involved in the project, which had a budget of €36 million. The engineers from AUDI AG and Audi Electronics Venture collaborated closely with Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Engineering GmbH and three institutes of RWTH Aachen University: the Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika), the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) and the Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM). The technical universities of Munich, Dresden and Ilmenau, Leibniz University Hanover, the Fraunhofer institutes IESE and IISB as well as Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen were also members of the consortium. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) supported e performance with some €23 million.
Ferrari are yet to officially confirm the final pricing for the new F12 Berlinetta, but reports have surfaced giving us our first indication. According to Autoedizione, the supercar will cost €274,000 before taxes are added and this could be as much as €369,589 with Ferrari’s optional HELE start-stop system.
The most important factor to note here though, it is cheaper than the 599 GTB Fiorano that it is replacing and will surely contribute to the multi-year waiting list most Ferrari customers have to deal with.
Here is a video of Ferrari F12berlinetta released by Marchettino via Youtube. The hyper car was presented at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show.
It is the most powerful Ferrari ever built – a 6.3 liter 65-degree naturally aspirated V12 engine with 740PS (544 kW) and 690Nm (509 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h – 3.1 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 8.5 seconds and Vmax – over 340 km/h (211 mph).
Perfect weight balance – 46:54 front-rear axle and overall weight of 1525 kg. The car is available in two colours – Rosso Berlinetta and Aluminium.
The F12berlinetta is not only the most powerful Ferrari, but it has the highest overall aerodynamic efficiency – built (a value of 1.2, double that of the 599 GTB Fiorano) with downforce of 123 kg at 200 km/h and a Cd of just 0.299.