Hot Wheels Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The first, is the new F12 Berlinetta. The real car, designed by Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina, was launched at the Geneva Motor Show this March and is said to be the fastest road car ever built. The model, which is being released in both 1:18 and 1:43 scale, will carry the same official livery as the actual vehicle, and will also be made available in yellow and blue.

Hot Wheels Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

Also planned by Hot Wheels is the Ferrari F355 Berlinetta, launched in 1994. Built as Ferrari’s entry-level supercar, the F355 followed the 348 series. Initially, the 6-speed manual was the only transmission available. However, in 1997, the Berlinetta was the first-ever road car to be equipped with the innovative F1-style gearbox management system so that both the driver’s hands can stay on the wheel at all times.

Like most of the Ferrari models, the body was designed by Pininfarina. Styling abandoned the Testarossa's side strakes and straight lines in favor of sensuous lines. The F355 was the last Ferrari to use retractable headlights, which were primarily a cosmetic feature.

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