The latest creation from Ferrari is the F12tdf which is a homage to the Tour de France road races of the 1950’s and 60’s where the 250 GT Berlinetta dominated. The F12tdf is is essentially a faster, lighter and more exclusive edition of the already popular Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
Ferrari describes the F12tdf as “the ultimate expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track” and it’s not hard to see why with its 6.3-litre V12 Engine tuned to 574kW (770bhp) and stunning aerodynamic design.
The new Ferrari is capable of 0-100 times of just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 340kph. The combined fuel consumption is actually fairly modest and comes in at 15.4 L/100km.
The engine is not the only upgrade on this beast, upgraded one piece brake calipers from the LaFerrari provide ‘outstanding’ stopping distances, it is possible to come to a complete halt from 100km/h in just 30.5 meters.
The Italian supercar maker also compensated for the vehicles ‘natural tendency’ to over-steer by employing a rear wheel steering system dubbed ‘Virtual Short Wheelbase’. Sounds familiar? This is the very same technology that is used in the latest Porsche 911 Carrera.
The system is designed to automatically adjust the angle of the rear wheels to increase the vehicles stability at high speed, this technology can guarantee handling performance similar to that of a competition car.
The F12tdf’s aggressive body styling includes a longer/higher rear spoiler, larger intake vents, a redesigned rear diffuser and new set of 20-inch alloy wheels. Overall the changes to the Ferrari provide it 30% more downforce than the standard F12, while the increased use of carbon fiber inside and out of the car have allow it to shave 110kg over the standard Berlinetta.
The track focused nature of the F12tdf translates to a simplistic interior with carbon fibre trims, alcantara seats and an aluminum cabin floor. Still sporting luxury features such as climate control and a JBL audio system, the F12tdf is certainly shaping up to be an “extreme road car”.
Ferrari hasn’t revealed official pricing for the F12tdf however it is expected to cost significantly more than the F12 which is priced at $700,000 AUD.