So the old boys at Autocar magazine become the first journalists to get some wheel time in the new Ferrari F12tdf, a beefed-up, limited edition version of the Berlinetta super Grand Tourer. They sent their boy Matt Prior to Fiorano where he was allowed only a few laps of the legendary track. But with a car like the F12tdf that’s all you need to make sure it is an engineering marvel.
Before you watch the video, we should point out that Ferrari F12tdf is named as such because the Italian wanted to pay homage to the Tour de France road races of the 1950s and 1960s and race cars like the 250 GT Berlinetta. The new car even features some styling cues borrowed from the old racers.
Engine-wise, Ferrari F12tdf boasts the same V12 engine you find in the normal F12 but here it’s been upgraded to 770 bhp and 520 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, the car is also 100 kg lighter than its standard counterpart and comes with a whole lot of fancy new technologies to make it more drivable. It has a rear-steering system which simulates a shorter wheelbase, thus improving the car’s cornering. It also has sophisticated traction control and stability system, so it is less scary than the Berlinetta as well.