F12 TDF

Gorgeous limited edition V12 flagship that’s both tractable and track-ready

Sometimes it seems like Ferrari’s greatest rival is Ferrari. After the turbocharged 488 GTB with its all-new turbocharged 660bhp V8, they clearly needed to ensure their F12 flagship still rules the roost. The result is the F12tdf, which is named in tribute to the Ferrari 250 GT and 250 GTO that dominated the Tour de France Automobile from 1956 until 1964.

That event combined road and track races; fittingly, the F12tdf neatly straddles the same line between track pace and road tractability. Just 799 examples will be built, and the F12tdf’s official debut is November 8th at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Mugello.

Overview

Ferrari F12 TDF

From the first glance you get the message: the F12tdf is faster, lighter and more powerful than the F12 Berlinetta it’s based upon. Aerodynamic efficiency is 1.6, around double that of the F12 Berlinetta. The front bumper, with its complex splitter, dive planes, floor wings and louvres generates extra downforce, as does the 60mm longer and 30mm higher rear wing. The Aerobridge on the car’s flank has been redesigned to increase the effect of air flow along the sides, while at the rear, louvres on the wheel arches extract air from the inner wheelarch. It all adds up to 230kg of downforce at 132mph (200 km/h).

There’s a hint of 250 GTO in the profile despite all the modern-day aero wizardry; Ferrari’s design mojo is clearly on top form.

Inside it’s pared back, with carbon-fibre trim and knee padding in place of the glovebox. Alcantara takes the place of leather for cabin trim; there’s technical fabric for seat upholstery and patterned aluminium in place of floor mats. This cockpit means business.

Technology

Ferrari F12 TDF

As befits a Ferrari, we’ll start with the engine. The 6262cc 65° V12 gets a performance hike from 730 to 770bhp; changes include mechanical tappets and variable geometry intake trumpets. Maximum torque is 705Nm (up from 690Nm) at 6,750rpm with 80% of that power available all the way from 2,500rpm. The F12tdf also gets its own version of the F1 DCT transmission with 6% shorter gearing and even faster shift times.

Wider front tyres increase lateral grip but also increase the tendency for oversteer, which would normally make driving on the limit a little too exciting for the non-expert. Ferrari has compensated with what it calls Virtual Short Wheelbase, an active rear axle that allows a limited degree of rear wheel steer. This makes the car feel agile and wieldy at lower speed yet increases stability at high speed. This technology, developed using insights gained from the Ferrari FXX programme, enables even non-professional drivers to exploit the extraordinary performance with confidence. Brakes are the Extreme Design one-piece callipers first seen on LaFerrari.

The ultimate proof of the F12tdf’s ability to boss the track comes at Fiorano, Ferrari’s test circuit. The 488 GTB can lap it in 1’23": the new F12tdf recorded 1’21". Mission accomplished.

H.R. Owen are pleased to offer 7 year's complimentary scheduled maintenance for your new Ferrari F12 TDF. The Ferrari "Genuine Maintenance" program covers your individual F12 TDF, including scheduled maintenance labour, parts, engine oil, brake fluid and annual inspections by Ferrari trained personnel using factory approved dedicated diagnostic equipment.

In addition, all new H.R. Owen Ferraris come with a 4-year unlimited-mileage manufacturer’s warranty, extendable to 12-years under the Ferrari Power Warranty scheme.

Specification

  • Top Speed211 MPH

  • 0-60 MPH2.9s

  • Max Power769 BHP

  • Engine Size6262 CC

  • Weight1415 KG

Ferrari F12 TDF
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4656 mm / 183.3 in
Vehicle width 1961 mm / 77.2 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1273 mm / 50.1 in
Wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 1415 kg / 3119.5 lb
Engine
Type V / 12
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 705 Nm @ 6750 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 574 kW (780 cv) @ 8500 rpm
Performance
Top speed 211 mph / 340 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.9 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 15,4 l/100 km
Extra urban TBC
Combined consumption / range 1 TBC
CO2 emissions (combined) 360 g/km

New Ferrari F12 TDF Pricing from £340,051

New Ferrari F12 TDF prices start from £340,051. This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price (RRP) including VAT as of April 2016, please call us to discuss options.

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