The Limited-Edition Ferrari F12tdf Has Been Revealed
Ferrari has unveiled a new jaw dropping supercar: the limited-run F12tdf (Tour de France). This highly anticipated hardcore version of the F12 will be produced in a limited run of just 799 units, with Ferrari bragging about an improved engine, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics compared to the standard F12 Berlinetta.
The menacing yellow beast you see here is powered by the same V12 6262cc engine, which now develops 40 PS (29 kW) and 15 Nm (11 lb-ft) of torque more, resulting in a total power output of 780 PS (574 kW) and 705 Nm (521 lb-ft) of torque.
A tweaked version of the F1 DCT gearbox is channeling all that power and allows for 30% faster upshifts and 40% faster downshifts.
All that hard work by Ferrari engineers has paid off, and translates into a breathtaking 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of just 2.9 seconds and a 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) sprint in 7.9 seconds. Top speed stands at 211 mph (340 km/h). These impressive numbers are also the result of an extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the body, which allowed the vehicle to loose 110 kg (242 lbs).
Other modifications worth mentioning include bigger front tires and a Virtual Short Wheelbase active rear axle, which automatically adjusts the rear axle steering depending on the vehicle’s speed, steering wheel angle and speed of steering.
Ferrari has also improved the car’s aerodynamic efficiency by almost 100%, by installing a different rear diffuser, a new rear spoiler as well as a more inclined rear window and a revised concave structure of the trunk. I’m sorry to say that no rice-tag has been talked about, just yet.