Created by the virtually unknown Spanish design house Bengala, the “Caballería” kit swaps out the F12berlinetta’s body for much more aggressive-looking panels made entirely from carbon fiber to reduce weight. The people behind the project are saying they took inspiration from Ferrari’s GT3 race cars when designing the extravagant body kit, which radically changes the supercar’s appearance from virtually all angles.
Bengala has not said anything about the weight loss brought by the full-on carbon treatment, so we don’t know how much fat it was able to shave off compared to the regular F12berlinetta. In standard configuration, the prancing horse from Maranello tips the scales at 1,525 kilograms (3,362 pounds). To get an idea about the weight loss, another relatively unknown design house that goes by the name of Vitesse AuDessus has a 100-percent carbon fiber body kit for the beefier F12tdf. In this case, the Tour de France supercar, which is already 110 kg (242 lbs) lighter than the regular F12berlinetta, loses almost 159 kilograms (350 pounds).
The considerable diet should enable the car to go from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in approximately three seconds taking into account the regular model needs 3.1 seconds. Perhaps it’s even able to match the F12tdf and its 2.9-second sprint performance.
Ferrari F12berlinetta owners should know Bengala wants to keep the “Caballería” package exclusive as only ten conversion kits are planned at a yet undisclosed price tag. Production of all carbon fiber bodies will come to an end in the summer of 2017.
We checked out the design house’s website and discovered it also has a series of customization options for just about all of the current Rolls-Royce models on sale today. Interestingly, Bengala has teamed up with the aforementioned Vitesse AuDessus to create some of these aftermarket bits, including forged carbon fiber wheels priced from an eye-watering $21,500 per set.
Gallery: Bengala Ferrari F12 Caballeria
THE BENGALA F12 CABALLERÍA: FOR WHEN A SIMPLE F12 IS NOT EXCLUSIVE ENOUGH
- Bengala Privilege Program from the Spanish design house Bengala
- First offering: the F12 Caballería, of which only ten made worldwide
- 100% carbon fibre
11 October 2016, Madrid, Spain - European design house Bengala Automotive introduces its brand new Privilege Program with the launch of the F12 Caballería, a bespoke carbon fibre creation based on the Ferrari F12 but sporting more aggressive lines inspired by Ferrari’s own GT3 cars.
The project inaugurates the Bengala Privilege Program with ten specially-made Caballerías: their lucky owners are automatically entered into the exclusive club, joining like-minded people sharing the same passion for individuality.
Bengala CEO and Founder Shoghi Saeidnia says: “in most cases, uniqueness is a state of mind; we bring to our customers an interpretation of their desires, based on their dreams. Put it simply, we mastered and created a unique piece of design and engineering, the Bengala F12 Caballería, and ten special individuals earned it.”
All F12 Caballería production will be completed by summer 2017.
The Privilege Program gives instant access to Bengala’s future limited edition projects, along with events and private viewings, with a first choice option to its members before new designs are released onto the market.
Projects are limited to 5-10 units each, and only one a year is planned.