Incredible 770bhp Ferrari F12tdf revealed {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

30 Oct 2015

The Ferrari F12 is a glorious machine. A front-mid engined grand tourer supercar, with a 6.3 litre naturally aspirated V12 producing a staggering 719bhp. But as with most recent Ferraris there’s a group of customers who want a more focused, faster version – the 458 Speciale for example. And so as 599 GTB became 599 GTO, the F12 has become the F12tdf…

The what? Well, tdf stands for Tour de France, but not the bike race or indeed the popular blue Ferrari paint colour. It’s actually named after the road race from the 50’s and 60’s that Ferrari dominated (and this also inspired the paint name) and is described by Ferrari as “the ultimate expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track”.

The mechanical spec of this road car is simply staggering – the 6.3 litre V12 is retained, but thanks to “various modifications derived from our Formula 1 program” it now produces 770bhp and 520lb/ft of torque – in a fully warrantied road car!! Thanks to extensive use of carbon fibre throughout, the F12tdf weighs 110kg less than the F12, meaning performance is incredible. 0-62mph takes just 2.9 seconds, top speed is over 211mph and it can lap Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in 1min 21s – 2 seconds faster than the standard F12 and just 1.3 seconds behind the LaFerrari.

The biggest difference most will notice though is the bodywork – the F12tdf basically looks like a race car that took a wrong turn at the end of the pits. The front end is completely different to the standard car with a new large grille opening with brake cooling ducts in the corners, while the bumper than swoops down to form the splitter and winglets as one smooth form. It’s certainly the most aggressive bumper we’ve seen on a road car and it suits the car perfectly. There’s a new bonnet with extra vents, while the front wheelarches are winder and have a new exposed carbon section atop the wing aero vane. The side skirts also get small aero vanes as well, while at the back there’s a new diffuser, vents above the exhausts and classic 250 GTO-style vents atop the rear wheelarches. All the extra aero gives 30% more downforce.

Ferrari is only making 799 examples of the F12tdf, which is likely to cost well over £350,000 when it goes on sale early next year. Not that the price really matters though as no doubt all will be allocated to Ferrari collectors already.