2017 Ferrari F12tdf Price – Although most of Ferraris built over the last four years have actually included a mid-engine design, there was a time when all Maranello’s products were front-engined. Until the mid-1960s, Enzo Ferrari felt that a mid-engine Ferrari would be hazardous in the hands of customers. That altered in 1966, when Enzo, having actually seen the stir Lamborghini produced with the 1966-1974 Lamborghini Miura, approved the V-6-powered 1967-1980 Ferrari Dino for production. Mid-engined supercars ended up being significantly popular through the 1970s, Ferrari continued to build front-engined cars and trucks into the 21st century, with the existing lineup consisting of the 2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta, 2012 Ferrari FF, and 2015 Ferrari California T.
Originally rumored to wear a “Speciale” badge, the 2017 Ferrari F12tdf is more than just a homage car with added grunt. The F12berlinetta shell has actually been upgraded for enhanced downforce and weight has actually been minimize by means of extensive carbon-fiber and aluminum use. Additionally, the Italians used brand-new modern tech to make the F12tdf one of the quickest Ferraris out there.
Unlike the F12berlinetta Tour de France Edition, which was a basic F12 with an unique livery, the 2017 Ferrari F12tdf is a more aggressive variation of the F12berlinetta. Though the general sizes and shape are identical, the F12tdf includes revamped rear and front fascias, and a revised profile. Up front, the bumper has actually been resculpted and now consists of a T-shaped intake with huge ducts at each extremity, a carbon fiber splitter, and new vents and racing canards toward the sides. The new bumper changes the F12’s appearance quite drastically, as the nose is somewhat longer and has actually race vehicle written all over it.
Around back, the special T-shaped fascia that starts at the center of the lower apron and twists around the circular LED taillights on the basic vehicle is gone here, as most of the rear bumper is now a massive trapezoidal imprint that extends into a large diffuser. And while the exhaust pipelines appear to be in the specific very same position, they now feature huge black surrounds made from carbon-fiber. The rear spoiler is now 60mm (2.3 inches) longer and 30mm greater (1.2 inch), while the rake of the tailgate has been made more vertical to create more downforce. The windshield has also been remodeled into a thinner, T-shaped piece. Lastly, there’s black stripe running from one taillight into the other and a significantly smaller sized bounding horse symbol.
The front fenders sport a new vent and a black stripe that extends toward the engine hood, while the rear arches received a trio of gills that pay tribute to the renowned Ferrari 250 GTO. The quarter windows are smaller sized, while the side skirts are larger than usual, another feature that contributes to the F12tdf’s enhanced aerodynamics. Settling this extreme front-engined supercar is a set of lightweight alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke style. Ferrari says the rollers were designed to have the narrowest area possible to reduce weight. The wheels come covered in wider tires compared to the F12berlinetta. The Ferrari F12tdf’s aerodynamic performance now sits at 1.6, which is practically double than that of the standard design. Downforce is 230 kg (507 pounds) at 124 miles per hour, a 107-kg (236-pound) improvement over the F12berlinetta.
In the beginning glimpse, the F12tdf’s interior isn’t really different than the standard supercar, but brand-new elements can be identified upon closer evaluation. Probably the most significant difference compared with the F12berlinetta is the Alcantara upholstery. Yup, although this is a Ferrari, there’s not an inch of leather inside the cabin other than for the guiding wheel. All surfaces are either carbon-fiber, aluminum, top quality plastic or Alcantara. The absence of leather isn’t really a bad thing though, as it enhances the F12tdf’s track-oriented and aggressive nature. It’s not the “spartan” interior Ferrari claims it to be, but it’s certainly a bit closer to no-nonsense cockpits of the initial Tour de France-winning race cars. Speaking of carbon-fiber, the light-weight material is present on everything from the door panels to the dashboard. The basic door panels have actually been removed off and changed by single, carbon-fiber shell for weight-saving functions. The Alcantara used on the upper half, as well as the center piece that mimics the standard unit provide the F12tdf’s door panels a more detailed resemblance to the F12berlinetta. More carbon can be seen on the control panel, particularly on the motorist’s side and the center stack. Both the cockpit console housing and the satellite pods are crafted from carbon-fiber, as is the central and lower section of the steering wheel.
Ferrari also got rid of the glove compartment, turning it into a race-spec knee pad. Similar to the F12berlinetta’s as far as shape goes, the seats include yellow stripes and white contrast stitching that include a bit of color to the otherwise black cockpit. I believe Ferrari ought to’ve considered a set of race-spec container seats for the F12tdf, at least as an option, for chauffeurs looking to take their beefed-up supercar to the track.
The 2017 Ferrari F12tdf likewise received a new Virtual Short Wheelbase system, which is Maranello talk for four-wheel steering. The technology sharpens turn-in, increases stability (together with the wider track), and keeps the tail on its finest habits at the track. These improvements make the Ferrari F12tdf considerably quicker than the F12berlinetta, as the 0-to-62 miles per hour sprints dropped from 3.1 to 2.9 seconds, while hitting 124 miles per hour from a standing start takes just 7.9 ticks instead of 8.5. That’s pretty outstanding for a front-engined vehicle! No word on leading speed, however the F12tdf must have the ability to leading 200 mph. The F12berlinetta can strike 211 mph. Stopping power originates from the exact same one-piece brake calipers used in the LaFerrari. The new system enables the Ferrari F12tdf to brake from 62 to 0 miles per hour in simply 30.5 meters (100 feet) and from 124 to 0 miles per hour in 121 meters (397 feet).
2017 Ferrari F12tdf Price
With the Ferrari F12berlinetta priced from around $325,000 in the United States, the 2017 Ferrari F12tdf must fetch around $500,000 before options. Production will be restricted to only 699 examples, implying the F12tdf will most likely sell out in a matter of weeks. Anticipate shipments to commence in the 2nd quarter of 2016.