2017 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs. Its Competition

2017 Ferrari F12tdf
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta offers nearly unmatched power, and is backed by the brand’s legendary racing and street car history.

As a result, few cars truly equal the F12, but there are several cars that might attract buyers interested in a super-performance coupe.

Among those is the Audi R8, with its advantage of all-wheel drive and a much smaller price tag; at the same time, the R8 lacks the F12’s curb appeal, exotic feel, and cachet.

The Dodge Viper SRT also packs nearly as much power, more torque, and a decidedly unique style, but it lacks much of the refinement and luxury of the Ferrari.

The Bentley Continental GT Speed might make a similar argument for luxury, performance, and cachet, but it can’t match the raw passion of the F12.

Ferrari’s own GTC4 Lusso is a real alternative, capturing all of the Ferrari-ness of the F12, but adding the utility of greater cargo space and all-wheel drive, if at slightly lower power and performance levels.

Finally, the new Acura NSX is as close to a LaFerrari or McLaren P1 as you can get, without spending more than $200,000.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Ferrari F12berlinetta brings V-12 heritage to the streets, while the F12tdf stakes its reputation on the track.
The 2017 Acura NSX puts the classic nameplate through a worm hole, and trades all its undiluted mechanical purity for astonishing all-wheel-drive hybrid performance.
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
The 2017 Dodge Viper is blessed with a stunning, seductive shape. Its big-engine, rear-drive formula remains appealing, even as the Viper drives off into the sunset.
The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Coupe and Convertible are genteel and refined while also offering brash performance.
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Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Premium Unleaded V-10Premium Unleaded V-10Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
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Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersCompact Cars
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CoupeCoupeV10 quattro AWDGT Coupe *Ltd Avail*GT V8 Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CoupeCoupequattro SpyderCoupeCoupe
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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