The Ferrari F12tdf is the face of luxury and performance for the Prancing Horse brand. Ferrari revealed this lightweight, track-focused version of the F12berlinetta in October 2015. This is a perfectly balanced composition of vehicle dynamics, acceleration, and style. The Ferrari F12tdf is unlike any other performance vehicle, blending innovative engineering with a design reminiscent of the Ferrari models that reigned over the Tour De France Race during the 1950s and 1960s. The fact that only 799 of these models were produced makes it extremely difficult to find a Ferrari F12tdf for sale.
The new Ferrari F12tdf is fitted with the F12berlinetta’s award-winning naturally aspirated 6.3L V12 engine. The tdf features a maximum output of 769 hp @ 8,500 rpm and 519 lb-ft of torque @ 6,250, giving it the ability to reach a stunning top speed of 211 mph. At Ferrari’s Fiorano test circuit, the F12tdf lapped in 1 minute 21 seconds — that is 2 seconds faster than the standard F12berlinetta and 488 GTB, and just 1.3 seconds behind the fastest lap set by the infamous LaFerrari!
The Ferrari Styling Center designed the F12tdf with the goal of merging the sophisticated sculptured body of the F12berlinetta with the graphic interpretation of the tdf’s new aerodynamic performance features. A radical redesign of the bodywork, interior, engine, transmission and running gear, along with the use of carbon-fiber inside and out, has decreased the car’s overall weight and increased downforce for enhanced performance.
These modifications also affect handling. Due to the size of the tires used by the Ferrari F12tdf, the natural tendency is to oversteer; however, with the innovation of the Virtual Short Wheelbase, stability at high speeds can be achieved. The rear axle is active, allowing the rear wheels to pivot around a vertical axis.
Braking is by Brembo with third-generation carbon-ceramic brakes, six-piston front and four-piston rear, and monobloc aluminum calipers. Outstanding stopping distances are guaranteed by the adoption of this new Extreme Design one-piece brake calipers, which are also featured on the LaFerrari.
The Ferrari F12tdf’s sportiness is expressed by its Spartan cockpit, which places an emphasis on enhancing performance via decreased weight. The wraparound effect that embraces the driving position is intensified by the use of carbon-fiber housings for the instruments and satellite pods. The door panels have been pared back to a single carbon-fiber shell, while the interior cabin trim features Alcantara rather than then traditional leather. The seats are wrapped in technical fabric and there is patterned aluminum on the floor instead of mats. Everything works together inside and out to decrease overall weight.
As a limited-edition, special series model, just a few F12tdf models were built and available to buyers. In total, only 799 units of the unique limited edition series have been produced and sold, making it extremely difficult to find a Ferrari F12tdf for sale in the USA or anywhere in the world. Seeing one around St. Louis or Indianapolis is thus a special occasion.
If you’re looking to buy a Ferrari F12tdf, contact Continental AutoSports near Chicago to inquire about availability. We will guide you through every step of the process, from helping you take advantage of all available Ferrari Financial Services Programs to offering flexible terms for your purchase or lease.
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