F12 Berlinetta

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DeejRC

3,943 posts

62 months

Thursday 31st March
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Mpg is about 20 on a M-way run, but no setting exists to show it.

The left hand screen has two buttons: Back & VDA. The Back button equates to Main in the manual.

Put her on the trickle charge if not going anywhere for more than 3 days.

Wind noise can be surprisingly high around the window seals above 70ish on a cruise.

The box can be annoying at times, it sort of thinks it knows best and won’t always change up when you click the paddle. Part of its “learning your style” apparently.

Don’t track the F12, not worth it. It’s a superlative road car. It’s ability to be 30mph faster than you thought you were a second ago is just astounding.

And it’s comfy.

J-P

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4,158 posts

186 months

Thursday 31st March
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Sounds good guys - I don't intend to use it as a track car, but would like to see what it can do at least once. You can't really do that on the road (unless you're happy to lose your license or a complete muppet, preferably both).

cake eater

325 posts

146 months

Friday 1st April
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J-P said:
Sounds good guys - I don't intend to use it as a track car, but would like to see what it can do at least once. You can't really do that on the road (unless you're happy to lose your license or a complete muppet, preferably both).
This was my thought. I spent one day at Millbrook with CAT Driver Training to get to know the car away from road or circuit. I also want to do just one trackday to explore the limit as well as a top speed run on the autobahn.

Unfortunately the two trackdays I have attempted so far, one was a no go before the start because of noise and the other ended early after one lap due to getting oil in the intake.

J-P

Original Poster:

4,158 posts

186 months

Friday 1st April
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cake eater said:
J-P said:
Sounds good guys - I don't intend to use it as a track car, but would like to see what it can do at least once. You can't really do that on the road (unless you're happy to lose your license or a complete muppet, preferably both).
This was my thought. I spent one day at Millbrook with CAT Driver Training to get to know the car away from road or circuit. I also want to do just one trackday to explore the limit as well as a top speed run on the autobahn.

Unfortunately the two trackdays I have attempted so far, one was a no go before the start because of noise and the other ended early after one lap due to getting oil in the intake.
Oh no! Hope the car is OK now?

cake eater

325 posts

146 months

Friday 1st April
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J-P said:
cake eater said:
J-P said:
Sounds good guys - I don't intend to use it as a track car, but would like to see what it can do at least once. You can't really do that on the road (unless you're happy to lose your license or a complete muppet, preferably both).
This was my thought. I spent one day at Millbrook with CAT Driver Training to get to know the car away from road or circuit. I also want to do just one trackday to explore the limit as well as a top speed run on the autobahn.

Unfortunately the two trackdays I have attempted so far, one was a no go before the start because of noise and the other ended early after one lap due to getting oil in the intake.
Oh no! Hope the car is OK now?
Yes, pretty much smile

woodsypedia

847 posts

133 months

Tuesday 5th April
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I've had mine for a while now and it's fantastic. Running costs have been okay and I've been lucky that I haven't had any big surprise bills other than servicing / tyres. I'm not sold on Red Ferrari's so ended up with something more subtle in Grigio Titanio. As others have said - prices have started to rise, and I think we're starting to see the end for N/A V12's.

If you can afford it OP - do it - you won't be disappointed.

Cheers

Chris.


J-P

Original Poster:

4,158 posts

186 months

Tuesday 5th April
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woodsypedia said:
I've had mine for a while now and it's fantastic. Running costs have been okay and I've been lucky that I haven't had any big surprise bills other than servicing / tyres. I'm not sold on Red Ferrari's so ended up with something more subtle in Grigio Titanio. As others have said - prices have started to rise, and I think we're starting to see the end for N/A V12's.

If you can afford it OP - do it - you won't be disappointed.

Cheers

Chris.

Thanks, Chris. Working on it! wink

kenyon

1,269 posts

237 months

Thursday 14th April
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F12 awesome, covered 25K miles in year doing trips across europe and trackdays at the ring and SPA. Decatted the F12 which sounds a true F1 car. Moved to a 599 now as prefer the single clutch and feels rawer and decatted of course too. After the F12 went back to my scud as the F12 missed that sense of special occasion, double clutch to clinical and wish I have the carbon seats. Loved the car just prefer the old school ferraris. My speciale was boring really compared to scud. F12 you have to 200 mph to get that special feeling. The 599 is just epic and feels more planted then the F12 and the single clutch hits you in the back.

Slippydiff99

481 posts

9 months

Friday 15th April
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jayemm89 said:
I've only just got my F12 and the spec isnt my perfect one, but the cars are enjoyable however they are.

FWIW previous owner of mine also did good miles - about 15k in 3 years, had a tensioner fail and the LED brake light. About £1000 in unscheduled repair work. Not bad for this class of car
There’s nothing on the channel yet about the F12, is it on the way?

jayemm89

3,498 posts

110 months

Saturday 23rd April
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Quick snap taken just outside Letchworth

J-P

Original Poster:

4,158 posts

186 months

Sunday 24th April
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jayemm89 said:


Quick snap taken just outside Letchworth
Oh wow - that's stunning! (And the view isn't bad either!) wink

Hewbie2015

50 posts

86 months

Tuesday 24th May
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they are fantastic cars! here's mine!

not noisy enough in my opinion! but things like that you can change!

bucket seats are always desirable! I paid 210 for mine earlier this year but was highest spec in europe when built apparently! I was looking at 812s but couldn't fine one to suit the spec I wanted! and im a bit of a fan of blu electrico from having it on my pista





Calculator

719 posts

195 months

Tuesday 24th May
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That’s lovely

lambo666

385 posts

98 months

Tuesday 24th May
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Very nice, I am a massive fan of Blu Electrico in an F12/812, (ultra rare in an F12).
Decatted novitec full system, and you are good to go!

J-P

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4,158 posts

186 months

Wednesday 25th May
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That's stunning!

Jonny TVR

4,391 posts

261 months

Monday 30th May
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Blu Electrico gets my vote too.

I was following the F12 on CC recently sold. It went for £177k plus 6k. Seems quite a lot for a private sale.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2013-ferrari-f...

With regard to noise my old 599 sounded incredible with a Capristo full sports exhaust.

MisterBigglesworth

214 posts

28 months

Monday 30th May
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Dealer cars have been priced up by around 20k with many that were 180 now in the 200 to 205 range. Market seems to have slowed at that price though suggesting we maybe at the top of the market.

Jonny TVR

4,391 posts

261 months

Monday 30th May
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I was considering getting one but may hold off until next year .. in the hope of a downward movement or possibly I'm kidding myself.

anonymous-user

34 months

Monday 30th May
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Jonny TVR said:
I was considering getting one but may hold off until next year .. in the hope of a downward movement or possibly I'm kidding myself.
Depends of its a cash purchase or you have px.
No point waiting if you have px that will drop similarly in price.
I'm sitting on some cash at mo as got others cars and not willing to pay the crazy inflated prices at mo.
In fact I may even cash in on a few to take advantage or prices and go again when situation normalises.
At least my cars on order at list price will seem cheap when they come, whenever that may be

DeejRC

3,943 posts

62 months

Monday 30th May
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I *think*, or rather my instinct is that we have seen the top of the market, or at least there or there abouts. There is a very faint chance that for once I have sold at the right time and Ive come out of this one a winner.

Please note: Not only am I not a trader nor flipper, but Ive been the wrong side of the market on every other car Ive ever owned, so there is also a fair chance Im wrong on this.