Ferrari has a long history of V12 Grand Tourers starting with their earliest, the Ferrari 166 Inter in 1948 lasting until 1973 with their mid-engine V12 sports car, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4. Grand Tourers, or Gran Turismo, are best known as the performance luxury vehicle capable of high speed and long distance driving. In 1996, Ferrari returns with the 550 thus continuing the line of successors to today’s Ferrari F12berlinetta.
The Ferrari 599 carried a title of being one of the most powerful road cars ever produced at the time with the engine output exceeding 100 hp per liter without any forced induction. In 2012, the Ferrari F12berlinetta finally makes it’s debut with an astonishing 30% increase. The Ferrari F12 is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.3 litre Ferrari F140 engine putting out 730hp and 509 lb-ft of torque in 65° V12 configuration. The vehicle was also named “The Supercar of the Year 2012” by Top Gear.
Taking in aerodynamic engineering from the 599XX, the F12 is developed with wind tunnels and fluid dynamic testings. A couple of new features on the F12 is the front Aero Bridge that allows an air channel to run from the bonnet through the side as well as their Active Brake Cooling ducts that open when brakes are hot and stay closed other times to help reduce drag.
This would be the second car MC Customs has done for Latin artist, Nicky Jam. The Ferrari F12 wouldn’t be complete without a unique touch of class. Nicky went with our AGL40 Dual Block on 21×9.5” front and 22×12.5” rear. With a dual block wheel, you’re able to either go with Hidden Hardware (also known as Blind Bolts) like Nicky’s set or exposed hardware. Why Dual Block configuration for this Ferrari? Monoblocks can only achieve a certain depth of concavity and so this is where our Dual Block comes in so that each set can be personalized for you.
Another addition to your having personalized AG Luxury wheels, Nicky Jam wanted to stay with the OEM center cap on the AGL40 and so custom machining was applied here to allow for OE cap application. It doesn’t stop there, every wheel available from AG Luxury has the option for a custom OE cap application from simple Mercedes-Benz center caps to extravagant Rolls Royce floating center caps.
View the entire photo shoot at: http://www.agluxurywheels.com/ferrari-f12berlinetta-agl40-dual-block-gallery.html
Photography: William Stern (@williamstern)
Owner: Nicky Jam (@nickyjampr)
Vehicle: Ferrari F12berlinetta
Wheel: AGL40 Dual Block
Finish: Custom Matte Brushed Bronze
Courtesy of: MC Customs Miami (@mccustomsmiami)
Additional information about the AGL40 can be found at: http://agluxurywheels.com/agl40.html