Cars Coming Soon: Excitement from Toyota and Ferrari, Mostly Ferrari

2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The Toyota Corolla severely lacks excitement. Even the Corolla S, which could have seen a fun little boost of extra performance, received nothing more than a body kit and a sunroof. Blah.

Then Toyota shocked the auto world recently by adding some excitement to the stodgiest member of its lineup, the Avalon. The next iteration of the traditional full-size sedan gets svelte new looks and a sporty driving character. Now, the  Corolla is next in line for a makeover, and Ward’s Auto says it’ll be even more dramatic than the Avalon’s.

For more on that and a peek into the super-hot 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, keep reading!

The Corolla’s last redesign came in 2007, and even then it stayed bland compared with the quickly evolving design of the competition. Its boring nature, combined with its flawless reliability record, propelled the car to the top of the sales charts. Would a less-conservative Corolla see as much success? Time will tell!

On the opposite side of conservative, we have Ferrari. The company hasn’t built a slow car since, well, ever. So a new Prancing Horse labeled as the “fastest road car Ferrari has ever built” should turn some heads. The new F12 Berlinetta will replace the 599 GTB Fiorano and be a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive 6.3-liter, 730-hp V12 tourer capable of 0-62 in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

Styling for the F12 comes courtesy of Pininfarina and looks to be another flawless execution of sexy curves and functional scoops. Ferrari purists should love this car, though it’ll remain as Ferrari’s fastest ever only until the much-rumored Enzo replacement debuts, possibly later this year. Even still, there won’t be a more beautiful front-engine sports car available anywhere on Earth.

Unless the next Corolla S surprises us even more than we expect!

Can the Corolla be anything but boring? Would you drop $500K on a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta if you had the money?

-tgriffith

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1 Comment

  1. You’re missing the point about the Corolla. Corolla owners don’t want excitement, they want an efficient, nice looking, dependable car at a reasonable price that doesn’t require monthly shouting matches with a service writer. That’s why it’s a top seller.

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