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 of old, with references made to the 250 TDF of old, and the likes of the 275 GTB.
Having covered only 140 miles, this is a rare opportunity to acquire an as-new RHD F12 TdF. Delivered new in the desirable triple-layer yellow (Giallo Triplo Strato), it features a Pelle Nera 8500 leather interior with Nero Tessuto inserts. The car benefits from a number of additional options that help make this a completely usable supercar including the necessary front axle lift option as well as the Advanced Front Lighting System. The balance of other options include:
Giallo Brake Calipers
Giallo Rev Counter
Carbon Fibre Sill Covers
Carbon Fibre Rear Bench Trim
20” Forged Diamond cut Rims
Handy Fire Extinguisher
A rare opportunity to acquire what is essentially a brand new example of the most sought after front-engined V12 Ferrari of recent times.
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