The Sunday Times has voted the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as its best Supercar and best Luxury car ahead of the first F12s arriving in the UK.
Last week we had news that the Sunday Times had managed to vote the 2013 Range Rover as the best luxury SUV on the planet, a judgement that is almost certainly right.
The gripe we had was that the gong was awarded on nothing more than a good look at the new Range Rover and a brief ride as a passenger. Which rather taints the accolade.
But there’s no such concern with their pick of the best Supercar in the second part of their Top 100 Cars on sale, published today, when they declare the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as their best Supercar – and best Luxury car.
With an enormously powerful V12 with 730bhp and a 0-62mph of 3.1 seconds – never mind improvements of some 30 per cent on official economy over the old Ferrari 599 – the F12 is no doubt one of the most significant supercars you can buy – even if it does cost a quite strong £240k.
But consider that price tag against the cost of an Enzo or even a 599 GTO – both of which are slower than the F12 – and the Ferrari starts to look almost a bargain.
But the Sunday Times has voted the Ferrari F12 the Best Supercar and Luxury Car on sale. The supercar bit we buy.
But we’re not too sure it’s the best luxury car.