6000000! Ferrari releases V12 self-priming swansong, slow and slow

In the summer of 1966, with the outstanding performance of the Ford GT40 on the track, Ford successfully won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ending Ferrari's dominance at Le Mans.

Reluctantly, Ferrari decided to build a more powerful racing car and regain its dignity in the Daytona 24 Hours endurance race half a year later. This car is the Ferrari 330 P4.

This is a high-performance racing car that not only has a newly designed V12 engine, Ferrari has also optimized its aerodynamic components and suspension system. In the end, Ferrari used three 330 P4s to successfully take the podium that year.

To commemorate this victory, Ferrari invited Pininfarina to jointly launch the 365 GTB4, which is known for its powerful performance and elegant styling, and named it "Daytona".

Enzo Ferrari's son and Ferrari Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari now often mentions this classic car when talking about Ferrari's history. He calls it "an important model of his father's era" and a symbol of Ferrari's core values ​​and values. The perfect embodiment of technical strength.

Today, 57 years later, Ferrari decided to "resurrection" this classic car.

12 cylinders, born and extraordinary

Last week, the Ferrari 12Cilindri was officially launched in China. The Coupe version has a guide price of 5.988 million yuan, and the convertible Spider version is 6.5868 million yuan.

Although the name is different, whether it is the design or the pure power system, the 12Cilindri has perfectly inherited the charisma of the Prancing Horse half a century ago.

12 jars, born and extraordinary.

This is how Ferrari describes this new GT sports car.

The appearance of the 12Cilindri is not as aggressive as the previous model 812 Competiizione, and the size is more restrained, but Ferrari believes that the 12Cilindri vividly interprets the spiritual connotation of the Prancing Horse brand.

Ferrari has expressed this in the naming of the new car –

12Cilindri is actually "12 cylinders" in Italian.

Unlike other models launched by Ferrari in recent years, the 12 Cilindri does not introduce any electric drive components. Under the slender front hood, there is only one 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine model F140HD.

However, the performance of the 12Cilindri is not inferior to the SF90 Stradale powered by the motor. The maximum output power of this engine is as high as 830cv (Italian power unit, approximately equal to 818.2 horsepower), and the speed can climb to a maximum of 9500 rpm.

Seeing this speed approaching 10,000 rpm, the high-pitched sound seems to have surrounded my ears – this is of course the focus of Ferrari's attention.

The so-called sports car is not just about running fast. How to provide corresponding auditory feedback when the driver steps on the pedal is also a required course for a sports car.

Ferrari believes that sound is the key to the extraordinary charm of Ferrari V12 sports cars. To this end, Ferrari has optimized every detail of the intake and exhaust pipes.

The equal-length exhaust ducts, the six-into-one manifold for each cylinder row and the innovative design of the central part jointly create the sound of this V12.

Ferrari also adjusted the position of the resonator in the intake pipe to enrich the range of the sound waves, especially the performance of mid-frequency sounds, by changing the distribution of pressure waves.

Pleasant performance in all rev ranges – this is where the Ferrari 12Cilindri reaches.

In terms of performance, the Ferrari 12Cilindri inherits some of the technical achievements of the Ferrari 812 Competizione special edition model, including an exhaust system with ceramic catalytic converters, carbon alloy connecting rods, and pistons made of lightweight aluminum alloy.

Not only that, the finger-type follower roller used to open and close the valve was developed based on Ferrari's rich F1 racing design experience, which effectively reduces the friction coefficient of the main components of the engine.

After talking about the core engine, the next step is the transmission system.

Ferrari paired this V12 engine with the 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox that debuted on the SF90 Stradale. In the end, this performance beast weighing about 1.5 tons can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in just 2.9 seconds (2.95 seconds for the convertible version), with a top speed of up to 340km/h.

But please note that cold numbers have never been Ferrari’s selling point. The real charm of the 12Cilindri lies in its location at the intersection of “new” and “old”.

Looks good, drives well

The new 12Cilindri integrates the essence of tradition into a new style, and every gear change will make people excited.

Ferrari Chief Product Development Officer Gianmaria Fulganzi believes that in an era of rapid electrification, we may still need a pure V12 naturally aspirated GT model that is accompanied by roar and frustration.

Compared with the SF90, which is highly electrified and operates as accurately as a bayonet, the 12Cilindri, which has a more traditional shape, is undoubtedly the "best candidate" to continue the Ferrari spirit.

The geometric shape of the Ferrari 12Cilindri is dominated by concise and crisp lines, which cleverly run through every part of the body. It is obviously different from the sculptural aesthetic design of the previous model 812 Competiizione.

These lines subtly run through all parts of the car body, presenting a seamless visual effect.

First of all, the integrated front cover is integrated with the front fender, making the entire profile design smoother and more powerful. At the same time, Ferrari abandoned the slender headlights and traditional grille and cleverly integrated the headlights into a wrap-around light strip.

At first glance, this processing method is quite novel, but then I think about it, isn't this the Ferrari 365 GTB4?

What’s more distinctive is the rear of the car. The 12Cilindri’s taillights are cleverly embedded in the wings that run across the rear of the car, becoming one of the iconic features of the new car. Two active spoilers integrated into the body replace the traditional rear spoiler, and the "floating" diffuser above the body is also a highlight of the design.

It is not difficult to see that the shape of 12Cilindri not only incorporates the designer's aesthetic concept, but also contains the ingenuity of many technicians.

The two spoilers at the rear of the vehicle have two modes: "low drag" and "high downforce". When the speed does not exceed 60km/h or exceeds 300km/h, the spoiler close to the body allows the airflow to flow smoothly through the body.

When the speed is within the range of 60-300km/h, the two "flaps" will adjust in real time according to the vehicle's lateral and longitudinal acceleration to ensure the aerodynamic balance of the vehicle body.

Ferrari also installed two sets of air ducts in the front of the car to provide heat dissipation for the engine coolant and oil radiator. Downforce on the front side of the car is generated by three pairs of vortex generators, and a pair of vortex generators are also installed on the rear side of the car to direct the airflow to a high-extraction diffuser.

In addition to efficient aerodynamic design, the Ferrari 12Cilindri also uses a series of cutting-edge dynamic control systems installed on the front-engine Berlinetta model, including ABS Evo controller and 6-way chassis dynamic sensors.

The former is used in the Ferrari 296 GTB for the first time, while the latter can work together with the Virtual Short Wheelbase 3.0 system to improve control accuracy.

On the other hand, Ferrari said that compared with the 812 Superfast, the wheelbase of the 12Cilindri has been shortened by 20mm, and the geometry of castings such as the shock tower, A-pillar and C-pillar has also been redesigned. These optimizations have improved the torsional rigidity of the 12Cilindri. 15%.

In short, what 12Cilindri pursues is "looks good and drives well."

12Cilindri, V12’s final glory

Located in the Modena province in northern Italy, there is a "car temple", which is the Ferrari Maranello factory.

Like many car companies, Ferrari does not allow brands other than Ferrari to appear in its factories unless people from its parent company Strantis drive there to "visit".

If you have the time and energy to spend a day squatting in front of the factory like a YouTuber, you will most likely be able to collect mass-produced models on sale and take photos of various engineering vehicles wearing camouflage and setting out for testing.

YouTuber Varryx is very keen on shooting such videos. Browsing his homepage, you will find that he often squats in front of the Maranello factory to take photos of Prancing Horse models, including the 12Cilindri, which was still wearing camouflage at that time, and the LaFerrari " successor".

Unlike ordinary car companies, supercar manufacturers like Ferrari often have ten years between the birth of their two flagship models. Therefore, each of their flagship sports cars needs to be forward-looking enough to ensure that this national treasure Car companies can continue to lead the times in the next ten years.

Looking back, the LaFerrari, which was born ten years ago, has fulfilled its mission well. As Ferrari's first hybrid supercar, it marked Ferrari's transformation and breakthrough into the new energy era.

Like previous Ferrari flagships, LaFerrari also has a V12 engine in its cabin. This engine and electric motor together form a hybrid system with a total output of 950 horsepower and a peak torque of 900 Nm. This makes LaFerrari It accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 350km/h.

In short, LaFerrari not only inherits Ferrari's pure pedigree and beautiful lines, but also opens a new stage for hybrid supercars, pushing more ultra-luxury car companies into a new era of electrification, and can be regarded as a model for today's automobile industry.

However, this hybrid pioneer did not meet everyone's expectations. In fact, LaFerrari does not support driving in pure electric mode. Its motor can only be used as part of the hybrid system to release additional auxiliary torque during starting or acceleration.

For Ferrari at that time, the V12 engine was the absolute core, and the motor only occupied an auxiliary position.

But this time it’s different. The number of cylinders under disguise has been reduced to 6 by Ferrari——

The next decade will be the era of V6, and 12Cilindri will be the last glory of V12.

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