Ferrari has taken the wraps off its special edition F12tdf (Tour De France). To be built in a limited production run of just 799 units, this car pays tribute to the legendary endurance race that Ferrari won a whopping 14 times in various cars.
When this car was spotted with camouflage, it was believed that its launch would revive either the famous GTO moniker or keeping more with the times, the ‘speciale’ badging. It gets cosmetic as well as mechanical updates.
First and foremost is the fact that this beast is powered by a 6.3-litre V12 engine that produces 778bhp (38 more than the standard car) and 705Nm of torque (11Nm more than the standard model).
Power is transmitted to the wheels via a F1 style double-clutch gearbox. These insane power figures have given it a 0-100kmph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 340kmph.
On the mechanical front, Ferrari has fitted the F12tdf with larger front tyres and has extensively used carbon fibre to shave off an impressive 110kgs of weight as compared to the standard car. Further, this car also gets an active rear axle called the Virtual Short Wheelbase which enables the wheels to pivot around a vertical axis.
The car also gets a host of aerodynamic updates which has enabled its efficiency to be double that of the standard car. The cabin appears to have most of the standard elements but now trimmed out in carbon fibre and aluminium to save on weight and also give that sporty appeal.
There is no word on pricing of the car but we believe that with so much done to the vehicle, it is likely to be one of those vehicles that Ferrari will invite its existing owners to buy before bringing it out on sale to others. It is limited to 799 units (of which we suspect half are already sold out).