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Old 04-29-2012, 02:19 PM
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Put a GTO style grille on that bad boy! It will do WONDERS!

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Old 04-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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I haven't ordered one YET, since I only save $2 every time I assemble lunch from the McDonalds Dollar Menu and that means have about 198,000 more lunches to go.

But I sure will keep at it, because somehow the F12berlinetta (which Top Gear magazine says is the way Ferrari told them to write it, but TG thought it looked like a typo so they disregarded the factory directive) grabs me like nothing else before. Don't know quite what it is about the F12--can't be something as simple as horsepower, since a ZR1 can easily be tuned to exceed it--maybe it's that I really wanted to like the 599 and have seen the Ultimate Factories episode fifty times but still couldn't warm to it, and now the F12 is what the 599 should have been all along.

The configurator so far only lets you pick the exterior color, wheels, and calipers (mine is Nero, standard, Giallo) at least on the non-owners side of the site. Can't wait for the interior configurator to arrive so I'll have yet another wonderful way to waste time.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:02 PM
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...agreed...and I think this car has made the 599 look bloated and excessive. This is the first Ferrari since the 288 that i've lusted over. I will say however that the 'F1' style reverse light is plain silly.
I disagree. What's amazing about the Ferrari brand is that new models seem to pay tribute to those that have come before, without making them "obsolete". The F430 didn't make the 360 seem "old", as it was different enough to be an entirely new model. Same with the relationship between the F430 and the 458 Italia ... both the 360 and F430 stand alone and, to me at least, appear more "classic" than "old". Ferrari simply does an outstanding job with this. The 599 is just a different car and still looks (and performs) amazing. The F12 stands on it's own and represents something of a new direction. Hell, Ferrari even managed to "replace" the 612 with something entirely different.

Personally, I can't wait to see what they do with the next generation California.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:23 PM
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First F12 will be in the US at pebble beach
i think the first one was already sighted at the polo game in west palm on april 1st.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:55 PM
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i think the first one was already sighted at the polo game in west palm on april 1st.
Are there pictures?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:40 PM
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What's amazing about the Ferrari brand is that new models seem to pay tribute to those that have come before, without making them "obsolete".
+1. And owners of the older models love them as much as any newbie, and they remain admired by others.
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I disagree. What's amazing about the Ferrari brand is that new models seem to pay tribute to those that have come before, without making them "obsolete". The F430 didn't make the 360 seem "old", as it was different enough to be an entirely new model. Same with the relationship between the F430 and the 458 Italia ... both the 360 and F430 stand alone and, to me at least, appear more "classic" than "old". Ferrari simply does an outstanding job with this. The 599 is just a different car and still looks (and performs) amazing. The F12 stands on it's own and represents something of a new direction. Hell, Ferrari even managed to "replace" the 612 with something entirely different.

Personally, I can't wait to see what they do with the next generation California.
Very, very well said.
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Anyone here ordered an F12 yet? I don't think they are officially for sale in the US yet.

I'm curious what the first deliveries are scheduled.
I did. Hopefully be here by Feb.2013
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:03 AM
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I did. Hopefully be here by Feb.2013
No you didn't!!! Did you? Will you be my neighbor?

Now I'm a little agitated that my Ferrari dealer hasn't called me about an allocation yet. As expressed in similar fashion already by others, the F12 is IMO the sublime expression combined with the revolutionary extension of Ferrari style and performance. I dream of how it will look in my garage, those dreams becoming downright naughty when I consider how it will drive.

May you enjoy to the fullest your new F12, my friend!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:38 AM
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[quote=crinoid;141412341]Are there pictures?
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will have to check. but my son was there and told me about it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:04 PM
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I did. Hopefully be here by Feb.2013
What color did you order ?
What part of the world do you live in ?
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What part of the world do you live in ?
An excellent question!


I don't think US dealers know anything yet.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:22 PM
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Ordered one - delivery Nov / Dec this year.

Still deciding on spec but most likely going for grigio silverstone with Bordeaux red interior.

Saw it at maranello for the private unveil and think it looks gorgeous, can't wait to see how it drives, have very high expectation after speaking to De Simone on handling..
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:16 PM
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I don't think US dealers know anything yet.
Correct, everything to this point is speculation. I did however notice that the F12 is now in modis...just waiting ( impatiently ) to see how long it'll be before we can order cars
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Very, very well said.
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Correct, everything to this point is speculation. I did however notice that the F12 is now in modis...just waiting ( impatiently ) to see how long it'll be before we can order cars
I've heard and read MODIS multiple times before, what exactly does that mean/stand for?
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I've heard and read MODIS multiple times before, what exactly does that mean/stand for?
It means it has an order number for their system. Without this, the dealer can't order it.

But, they may not know their allocation yet so they may still not be able to place an order.
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I haven't ordered one YET, since I only save $2 every time I assemble lunch from the McDonalds Dollar Menu and that means have about 198,000 more lunches to go.

But I sure will keep at it, because somehow the F12berlinetta (which Top Gear magazine says is the way Ferrari told them to write it, but TG thought it looked like a typo so they disregarded the factory directive) grabs me like nothing else before. Don't know quite what it is about the F12--can't be something as simple as horsepower, since a ZR1 can easily be tuned to exceed it--maybe it's that I really wanted to like the 599 and have seen the Ultimate Factories episode fifty times but still couldn't warm to it, and now the F12 is what the 599 should have been all along.

The configurator so far only lets you pick the exterior color, wheels, and calipers (mine is Nero, standard, Giallo) at least on the non-owners side of the site. Can't wait for the interior configurator to arrive so I'll have yet another wonderful way to waste time.
Hahaha, well done, very well done.



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Old 05-02-2012, 10:58 AM
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I've heard and read MODIS multiple times before, what exactly does that mean/stand for?
It's where every dealer goes to order their cars and stands for "Models for Operations between, Dealers, Importers and Subsidiaries"
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:29 AM
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It means it has an order number for their system. Without this, the dealer can't order it.

But, they may not know their allocation yet so they may still not be able to place an order.
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It's where every dealer goes to order their cars and stands for "Models for Operations between, Dealers, Importers and Subsidiaries"
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