Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Lusso by Touring, 2015 Reviews
Touring Superleggera is back in the limelight in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show of some five units: the Berlinetta Lusso - a street legal 2-seater coupe having a world premiere.
Behind its arrival, the want of a passionate Ferrari collector to get his own F12 dressed up. The tailormade, luxurious coupe in the purest nature of Italian carrozzeria attributes a three-box design, itself a statement of extravagance. It makes the hailed F12 rolling chassis using its overpowering aspirated V12 even more unique.
The Touring Berlinetta Lusso observes the heritage endured with all the characteristic line introduced by Touring the initial series, on the iconic Ferrari 166 MM -made Ferrari. It's the umpteenth manifestation of the creative inspiration of the Italian coachbuilder named with numerous awards in the important competitions.
The Touring Berlinetta Lusso takes inspiration in the golden age of Italian fuoriserie with percentages we're not used to.
"We dedicated time to glorify an ideal percentages, the hallmark of Touring Superleggera design. There is no need overdesign or to hide. Now, we focus our energy in the most critical task: the validation of percentages and volumes.
There are clear adopting the body till its muscle back and Touring characteristics in the top treatment also, just like the unmistakeable waistline border springing in the leading wheel arch.
The exterior paint selected for the Touring Berlinetta Lusso is a touch in a bright and blustery day, Azzurro Niourlague. The chilly color contrasts with all the inside, having a cocoon of somewhat darker blue only go by means of a cream-coloured band all using their tasteful blue stitching around the cockpit and sumptuous seating.
All distracting or unnecessary things are removed to aid the driver concentrate on the driving experience. Touches of hand-brushed aluminium really are a reminder of the craftsmanship associated with building.
Just five of a type is likely to be created, each and everyone custom-fit to honor the private commissioning credo of Touring.
The Touring Berlinetta Lusso shares powertrain and the F12berlinetta rolling chassis, whose excellent mechanical, electric and electronic gear are unaffected.
All of the result in significant weight economy bringing the worthiness to 1.525 kg and 20% increase in torsional rigidity, supporting the leading functionality and efficiency.
Body engineering and creation procedure
Touring performs precise investigations geared toward enhancing the functionality and quality of the first car and getting homologation or honoring prior to any activity in the building stage is taken.
An average research calls for FEM of the structural subsystems, while aerodynamics is evaluated with particular attention paid to take care of the back train downforce through Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Additionally, each section including connections between body and chassis are made to ensure deficiency and quality of shakings.
Like every car manufacturer, a statement of a comprehensive production cycle as well as materials are filed jointly with parameters that signal quality standards. Digitally managed fabrication tools and exact surfacing are employed for three dimensional placement of disparity measurement, symmetry and body parts.
Carbon and aluminium fibre
Early thought is given to the investigation of the greatest substances when it comes to weight decrease, quality of surface, rigidity and easy repair in case of damage.
Touring Superleggera selected carbon for skirts, front bumper, the bonnet, tailgate, front splitters and back diffuser.
For quality along with the best precision, every component of CFRP is autoclave treated at 120deg C, while the bonnet features high temperature pre-preg treatment and to resist 250degC.
Aluminium panels are hand-defeated at Touring Superleggera using a 1:1 production dollar in epoxy repeating zero-surface with offset equivalent to the panels' depth.
The engineers and artisans of touring give to every manufactured unit 5000 hours of work that is exceptionally skilled. Painstaking attention and the human touch of every detail will always mark the difference from show creation.
Completing and quality assurance
Quality checks contain dynamic and static evaluations ahead of the car is released.
Adherence is needed by a protocol of tests to gaping, exterior paint quality and normal conditions for surface alignment and shining, interior finish.
Dynamic evaluations on proving ground consist of NVH decrease each of the practical features and braking. The trial contains top rate behavior, managing result on wet and dry earth and rough surfaces.
Conditions and Cost
Touring Superleggera delivers the entire auto in half a year after reception of the donor car.
All Touring- altered or produced parts -year unlimited-mileage warranty, terms that are subject to the most common business.
Touring shall provide the altered parts for life.
Length: 4692 mm
Width: 2080 mm
Height: 1288 mm
Wheelbase: 2715 mm
Curb weight: 1645 kg
Boot volume: 187 litres
Fuel tank capacity: 92 litres
Cylinders/type: V12, 65°
Cubic capacity: 6262 cc
Nominal output: 545 kW (740hp) @ 8250 rpm
Maximum torque: 690 Nm
Emission level: Euro 5
Fuel consumption, EU drive cycle
Urban: 22.5 l/100 km
Extra-urban: 11 l/100 km
Combinated: 15 l/100 km
CO2 emissions (combinated): 350 g/km
Rear wheel drive, 7-speed, electroactuated sequential gearbox with paddle-shift control and automatic mode.
Tyres: Michelin Super Pilot
front: 255/35 ZR20
rear: 315/35 ZR20
Wheel type: Aluminium forged wheels
Top speed (est.): 340 km/h
0-100 km/h (est.): 3.1 sec
CAR REVIEWS »
Top 10 Best Chevrolet Models of All Time
9 Unique Ways to Customize Your Car
How to Find the Best Tow Truck Companies
Your Guide to the New Skyactiv-X Engine from Mazda
Shady Car Mechanic Tricks You’ve Never Known Before
Lifting a Truck Pros and Cons
7 Driving Techniques and Other Tips for Fuel Efficiency
The Most Valuable Parts on a Car to Scrap
How to Diagnose Severe Car Problems (Even When You Don’t Know Anything About Cars)
View All Recent Posts
- More Photos