Thanks to Rev Newz for showcasing “The New King Stallion – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta” in a recent blog, because it inspired me to talk about the styling of the new Ferrari headlights.
Earlier this year the “Motor Blog” from Motor Trend showed us the 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta while it was sitting during the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. This 730hp, 6.3L V12 MONSTER will be the next terror of the streets out of the Ferrari stable. Up front, the F12 Berlinetta’s long headlamps bear a resemblance to those of the 458 Italia, while a large egg crate grille dominates the lower half of the fascia.
The main focal point of the new F12 headlights, I’m sure you’ll agree, is the slender, upward-sloping, construction holding multiple LED accents. On the outside perimeter above the projector lens lay 8 square shaped LED modules, each with its own lens housing. The lenses are molded into the housing in a way that resembles old pop-up headlights of the past (e.g. C4 Corvette). Next to the straight lined LED modules sits a pair of “L” shaped polycarbonate conduits which are also illuminated by LED light. They are nearly flushed into the housing as to remain almost invisible while they are turned off. The combination of sloping shapes, LED boxes and the lone round projector lens which makes up each headlight housing, create quite the futuristic look. It seems that more and more today you can find “fancy” LED-laden headlights in almost anything like Chrysler, Kia and Hyundai! But the style of the F12 headlights sets it apart from the crowd of bandwagon headlight manufacturers.