The Ferrari F12 TDF is the quicker, more aggressive and track focused version of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. It is effectively a successor to the 599 GTO, and like that car, has a completely different character to its original iteration.
The 6.3 litre V12 from the Ferrari F12 TDF now produces 769 bhp, an increase of 39 bhp. The 7 speed dual clutch box is also now much quicker. Adding to this are a host of functional aero additions to the body, all of which increase downforce. A trick rear wheel steer system and a 110 kg weight saving over the original round up the major changes.
The Ferrari F12 TDF gets its name from the Tour de France endurance races which were held right up to the 80s. Ferrari dominated this event in the 50s and 60s, especially with the 1956 250 GT Berlinetta which won it four times consecutively.
This example of the Ferrari F12 TDF pays homage to that car by means of its bespoke “Extra Campionario” Azzurro La Plata Livrea paintjob. A tri-color Blu, Bianco, and Rosso stripe and hand painted Scuderia Ferrari fender shields are other unique additions. It only has been driven 200 miles since new and has been spec’d with every possible option ($110,000 worth of it). It goes up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2018 sale. Photos courtesy RM Sotheby’s