Off Track Torque
Itís intimidating to begin with. The F12 feels super wide, the steering is too quick, and there is so much urge from the 730bhp motor, even from just beyond tick-over, you can breach the national speed limit without even properly getting on the throttle.
Soon, my overloaded brain accepts the new rules. You use less lock on the lightning-quick steering, any use of the accelerator is soon accompanied by a tap on the brakes, and keeping one eye on the speedometer quickly becomes second nature. The roads in Maranello, in northern Italy, where I am test-driving, contrary to what you might expect, are as bad as some of those here. So I expect a bone-jarring ride every time we cross over a bad patch. But that just never happens ó which, frankly, boggles the mind.
Town soon gives way to country. Wider roads and no stop-lights allow the use of more throttle and revs. Frankly, 300bhp is a lot of power, using 600bhp over long stretches demands fierce concentration, and this car has 730! And the fear factor is real.
This new V12 motor uses direct
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