Just got an F12!

Just got an F12!

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nbot

109 posts

42 months

Monday 22nd June
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I got my F12 back in February to join my 458. The F12 is nothing short of sublime, iv never driven anything quite like it. I think i might have a mild obsession with it.

I also need to change the battery on mine, i am going to start a separate thread but if anyone can recommend a good brand for the battery, i know Ferrari are recommending Odyssey but other independents say Bosch are just as good at a fraction of the price any views would be great.

here is a pic of mine...

MarkM3Evoplus

499 posts

155 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Congrats. So much nicer looking than an 812 IMHO.


cayman-black

9,326 posts

171 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Congrats. So much nicer looking than an 812 IMHO.
Yes, I prefer the F12, that black one is epic.!


Edited by cayman-black on Wednesday 24th June 13:29

Jeweller70

Original Poster:

136 posts

71 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Go for Bosch, they are very good. Put one on my FF and it never needed to be put on charge even if left for 3 to 4 weeks.




nbot

109 posts

42 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Congrats. So much nicer looking than an 812 IMHO.
thanks, i totally agree, much nicer than the 812. 812 is probably easier to drive with the real wheel steer, but it just doesn't have that Pininfarina styling in my view. I think F12 is a keeper.

nbot

109 posts

42 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Jeweller70 said:
Go for Bosch, they are very good. Put one on my FF and it never needed to be put on charge even if left for 3 to 4 weeks.
thanks for the tip. I hear great things from people who run both. I went for a Varta on this occasion, never had one before, saved A LOT compared to going via the main dealer. Almost half!

Jeweller70

Original Poster:

136 posts

71 months

Wednesday 24th June
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I know a main dealer who changes all the standard batteries on new cars!

I know because they tried to sell the originals to an independent near me......

speedbird1000

103 posts

122 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Just been driving mine, outside temp 33c today, so Tyre Temps were 55c quite quickly..... Full power in second.... no wheel spin at all on nearly new PS4..hot roads are v good to test traction initially. Beware, worn rear Tyres are an absolute no no on F12, seriously dangerous as you can be sideways before you knew what just happened, no problem on good Michelin PS4 tyres. Also, set manetino to Race, press VDA scroll right, wait for all green Temps...

Jeweller70

Original Poster:

136 posts

71 months

Friday 26th June
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PS4 going on next week and will get a GEO.

Actually a lot of fun with CT off and warm roads!


Matty3

641 posts

39 months

Friday 26th June
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Gorgeous car - seriously looking at an F12 this year.

willy wombat

446 posts

103 months

Saturday 27th June
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Sorry I’ve come to this thread a bit late but, going back to the beginning, I don’t agree that all Ferrari Main Dealers ignore tyre age - it depends on whether they are buying or selling. I had an advisory from a md on my 458 to change the tyres, even though they had reasonable tread left, because they were 6 years old. Lovely F12 by the way.

cgt2

1,612 posts

143 months

Saturday 27th June
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I never look at tread really, driven plenty of old Ferraris with 6mm+ of tread on old tyres and it's something I always change pronto. After four years or so compounds go hard which makes for skittish behaviour, and particularly in something like an F12 with it's brutal torque you want the best possible contact patch with the road. Purely a safety issue in my view.

claudereff

57 posts

64 months

Saturday 27th June
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Great cars they all look superb thanks for posting pics

danh89

2 posts

1 month

Been reading these forums for months since picking my F12 up on the 8th Feb - Pre lockdown!! Probably paid a small premium buying before whats happened but couldn't be more in love with the car!!

Power is simply breathtaking but must be respected in case it throws you into a hedge!


noble3r

271 posts

162 months




I've never looked back since getting the keys to an F12.

paulmnz

417 posts

129 months

Jeweller70 said:
PS4 going on next week and will get a GEO.

Actually a lot of fun with CT off and warm roads!
I went with PS4s on my 430 based on all the reviews, but found them disappointing - feel quite imprecise to me.

If you are a racer you might want to look elsewhere... I changed from pilot supersports and took a while to find a tyre pressure that worked. They seem to have a very soft sidewall compared to the much older supersport. They are a fantastic tyre in the wet for sure, but if you like a sharper feel, you might prefer pilots cup 2s or a P-Zero.

I've always found Japanese tyres have much better steering feel (Bridgestone / Yokohama) to Michelin or continentals even if they are not as 'quick' around a lap, I prefer extra steering feel on a road car.

Jack-flash

167 posts

27 months

If just sold my f12 to leeds , had it over a year and it was hard to say what’s been a better car , faultless and always turned heads
Now have a 488 simply fancied a change of face

cayman-black

9,326 posts

171 months

Tuesday
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Jack-flash said:
If just sold my f12 to leeds , had it over a year and it was hard to say what’s been a better car , faultless and always turned heads
Now have a 488 simply fancied a change of face
That looks stunning!
I watched JayEmms video on the F12 and came away thinking this is a hard car to put all its power down so in that respect would a GT3.2 be a faster A to B car than the F12 ? just curious.