/Official: Ferrari F12tdf

Official: Ferrari F12tdf

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So it wasn’t GT, or GTO, or Speciale. The hard-core F12-based Prancing Horse we’ve been hearing about for the past couple of years has now finally been unveiled as the 2016 Ferrari F12tdf Limited Edition. And tdf stands for “Tour de France” — the endurance road race that Ferrari dominated in the 1950s and ‘60s, not the bicycle tournament.

Another thing the earlier reports have been wrong about is this car’s output. Ferrari F12tdf does not have 800 horsepower as we were led to believe. It’s close though, at 780 horsepower. Ferrari has made up for the 40 extra horses they have put int he F12tdf compared with the standard F12 with an 8% increase in the ratio of the front tyres compared to the rear ones and an unprecedented 87 percent  increase in downfroce.

The new aerodynamic design is complemented in the Ferrari F12tdf with an innovative rear-wheel steering system known as the Virtual Short Wheelbase. Ferrari says it “ guarantees the steering wheel response times and turn-in of a competition car while increasing stability at high speed.” All these efforts have been made to make sure the tdf is more drivable than the standard Berlinetta, which is frankly a bit of a while horse.

On top of all this, Ferrari F12tdf is also 110 kg lighter than the Berlinetta, which means the performance is now mind-bending. It does 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds, and laps the Fiorano circuit in in just 1’21”. And as for stopping power, a set of new Extreme Design one-piece brake callipers from LaFerrari bring the car to a halt from 100 km/h in just 30.5 m.

The Tour de France F12 is limited to 799 units, which is a lot for a Ferrari, to be sold at an as yet undisclosed price.

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