The Italian car maker has unveiled the F12tdf, which is a tribute to the Tour de France automobile road race, which the brand dominated in the 1950s and '60s with the 250 GT and 250 GTO.
The F12tdf has a V12 with 780hp, directly derived from that of the current F12berlinetta which delivers only 740hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in only 2.9s (and it takes less than 8s to get from 0 to 200km/h) and has a top speed of 340km/h. Ferrari says that this engine has been designed with advanced technology, taken directly from Formula 1, particularly in terms of the variable geometry intake trumpets.
This V12 has a double-clutch box, which helps with downshifts and boosts upshifts.
With its slightly wider front tires, the F12tdf has a tendency to over-steer, meaning that the rear wheels slide in bends.
Designed by the Ferrari Design Centre, this F12tdf stands out from the F12berlinetta with its complex front bumpers inspired here too by competitive driving, with small wings on the side and a new rear diffuser.
With a production of 799 units, the F12tdf will be officially unveiled at the Mugello circuit in Italy as part of the Ferrari Challenge World Finals on November 8, 2015. Its price tag has not yet been disclosed, but it will no doubt top the minimum price of 270,000 euros for the F12berlinetta.