Re-using a nickname given to the original 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione after its win of the Tour de France Automobile in 1956, the F12 Tour de France (TdF) is the latest limited edition front-engined, Ferrari V12 GT car. At its heart, the 6.3 litre V12 lifted from the F12 Berlinetta, uprated from an already hefty 730bhp to 769bhp with an 8900rpm rev limit. This affords the naturally aspirated F12TdF 123bhp per litre, through the use of a revised inlet manifold and mechanical rather than hydraulic tappets.
Shorter gear ratios enable a 2.9 second sprint to 60mph with 120mph just five seconds later. These changes make for a 1:21.00 lap of Fiorano, second only to the LaFerrari by 1.3 seconds.
The F12 TdF is 110kg lighter than the F12, thanks to the prominent use of Alcantara and Carbon Fibre in the interior instead of Leather and Aluminium, and the extensive use of Carbon Fibre on the outside. Fitted for the first time on a Ferrari road car the TDF creates a ‘virtual short wheelbase’ system through the use of active rear-wheel steering; actuators on the toe link add up to a degree of angle greatly increasing stability. Visually the F12 TDF draws many cues from great Ferrari GT cars.
This UK supplied RHD example has covered less than 200 miles from new. This example was delivered new by H.R. Owen Ferrari June 2017 to a prominent car collector in Grigio Titanio Opaco with a Bianco Avus Opaco and Blu Scozia Opaco stripe. The car benefits from the larger, hand-painted Ferrari Scuderia Shields; a true throwback to the original competition 250 series Tour De France cars. A further nod, the inclusion of the enamel French flag above the prancing horse at the rear of the car.
Inside the car is fully trimmed in Blu Scuro Alcantara, from the seats and headliner, the central tunnel and dashboard to the boot floor. Contrasting the exterior, inside the Carbon Fibre is matte. Optionally specified with a wealth of options, this example benefits from Front Axle Lifting System, Passenger screen, Reversing Camera and Drivers Seat Lifter.
This example is available to view at our showrooms just outside London immediately.
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