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It’s Official: Ferrari Names New Supercar the F12

Forget the 620 – but it’s still the most powerful Ferrari ever.

by on Feb.29, 2012

The Ferrari F12 will be the maker's fastest and most powerful production car ever.

One thing about a Ferrari, it’s able to make a fast turn, and apparently that applies to the Italian automaker itself, which has delivered a surprise today, announcing that its newest supercar will be named the Ferrari F12, rather than the 620 as widely reported.

One key detail hasn’t changed, however: the new super GT will be the fastest and most powerful automobile ever to wear the prancing pony badge.  Its 6.3-liter V12 will be able to launch the Ferrari F12 from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds – with a top speed of more than 210 mph.

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The replacement for the Ferrari 599 will land in an increasingly crowded supercar market that will feature the likes of the new McLaren MP4-12C and the Lamborghini Aventador, so the opportunity to deliver anything but extreme performance will be minimal.

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Ferrari CEO Mattiacci Named Exec of the Year

Award honors “passion, design, best-in-class technology.”

by on Feb.27, 2012

Ferrari CEO Marco Mattiacci.

The 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award will be presented to Marco Mattiacci, President and CEO of Ferrari North America. Mattiacci will receive the annual award at the Detroit Athletic Club in May.

“Since taking the helm of Ferrari’s North American operations, which includes North, Central, and South America, Marco Mattiacci has grown sales in these markets 20 percent. This impressive growth has allowed Ferrari to hold its top position in the ultra-exclusive, yet increasingly competitive segment of the global luxury automotive industry,” notes Robert Djurovic, executive director of the Automotive Executive of the Year Award program, and director of automotive services North America, DNV.

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“This year, the nominating committee chose to recognize Marco Mattiacci as an emerging leader whose accomplishments are impressive and worthy of recognition. Mr. Mattiacci and his team’s success in expanding the culture of one of the world’s most significant and exclusive brands is at the heart of this nomination.”

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