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Ferrari refuses to bow down to the strangulating emission norms, and the new 12Cilindri is a bold statement to show that the big naturally-aspirated V12s are here to stay. And if you haven’t figured it out already, the name of the car proudly represents the number of cylinders.

The 6.5-litre 65-degree V12 powerhouse sits proudly in the front, putting out 819 bhp and 69.13 kgm. With a redline of 9500 rpm, it will be an aural treat to hear it on the go. This engine is the latest avatar of the F140 mill from the iconic Enzo. And even two decades later, with no hybrid tech or turbos, it is street-legal. Though a bunch of changes have been made over time, the most unique is the ‘Aspirated Torque Shaping’, which uses electronics to modify the torque curve in the third and fourth gears.

There’s an all-aluminium chassis that’s claimed to be 15 per cent stiffer than the 812 Superfast and has a 20-mm shorter wheelbase. Of course, it gets the brag-worthy rear-wheel-steering system which independently controls the movement of each wheel for better stability and steering response. And adding to it are the new tyres — Michelin Pilot Sport S 5 or Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport, depending on what the customer wants.

And that’s not the only thing you can get tailored to your taste. There are five options for the rims, nine for the calliper paint, two for the exhausts, 15 for the interior and 25 paints to choose from for the exterior. Regardless of what you choose, the 12Cilindri is surely going to look stunning. Yeah, there’s some inspiration from the Ferrari Roma, but that sloping roof line will surely have you drooling.

The $423,000 or Rs. 3.53 crore price tag shouldn’t come as a shocker, and also the fact that the 12Cilindi could be sold out for the next couple of years just like the Purosangue.