For The F12 has towering performance from its 6.3-litre V12 engine, and the handling is nicely balanced. It also has impressive touring ability thanks to reasonable ride quality and decent high-speed refinement.
Against This is an incredibly expensive car, even by Ferrari standards. The steering is too aggressive and makes car feel nervous.
The Ferrari F12 is one of the company’s greatest achievements of the last generation. Not simply its fastest, most powerful car ever, but one of its most usable, too.
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The single most important piece of advice to give is that V12 Ferraris do not hold their values that well in the long term, and that fortunes can be lost by those who buy one, splurge on the options and decide to get out after 18 months and 5000 miles. If your name is not already on the list, expect a long wait for one to arrive.
Best value and maximum enjoyment is achieved by being sensible (but not stingy) with the options, enjoying the car over a period of many years but keeping control of the mileage. And while you do, you can relax in the knowledge that Ferrari will at least take care of the servicing costs for the first seven years of ownership, a perk that, should you sell, is transferable to the next owner.