The Ferrari F12tdf was launched in 2015. Building upon the already impressive standard F12, the tdf model is a raw, extreme and more performance-oriented take on the front-engined Ferrari V12. Just 799 tdf ever left the factory, and this is one of the lowest-mileage examples anywhere.
With an incredible Giallo Triplostrato ‘Tri-Coat Yellow’ exterior and an Argento Nürburgring racing stripe, this car catches the eye, and looks fast even at a standstill. Inside, you are greeted by black alcantara with yellow stitching, matching up nicely to the exterior of the car.
Since being registered in 2016, the car has stayed with one owner, a Ferrari collector who uses his cars sparingly. It has just 150km on the clock, or just over 93 miles. This means it is one of the most immaculate examples of an F12tdf in the world.
The car is equipped with numerous optional extras. Inside you will find carbon fibre racing seats, a four-point safety harness, carbon fibre details including the underdoor cover and rear bench trim. Yellow leather interior detailing, handy fire extinguisher, metric system instruments, a yellow rev counter and integrated audio system were also also specced.
On the exterior, you will see Rosso Scuderia brake callipers, a carbon fibre fog lamp, and body colour outer mirrors..
The car also comes with the ‘High Emotion Low Emission’ efficiency option, for urban driving.
It is broadly clear based on the options plate, that the car was specced with track use and performance driving in mind.
The car also comes with a coveted and sought-after Ferrari ‘Attestato Per Vetture Serie Speciali’ certificate, documenting all of the car’s details.
With an almighty 769bhp on-tap, the F12tdf’s 6.3-litre naturally-aspirated V12 has an extra 40bhp over the standard F12, but the real headline for the car is its weight-saving. 110kg was shed from the standard car, meaning the tdf has a curb weight of just 1520kg.
0-60 comes in just 2.9 seconds, and the car is capable of going on to over 211mph. And, with a bigger splitter, diveplanes and an enhanced rear spoiler, it also has almost twice the downforce of the standard F12. Pair those enhancements with an active rear-wheel steering system, and the F12tdf shows no signs of letting up when presented with a mountain road or race track; around Ferrari’s famous Fiorano test track, it even gives the LaFerrari a run for its money.
The car wails like a historic Formula One racer, and shifts faster than you can blink courtesy of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. In all regards, the F12tdf is leaps and bounds above the car it is based on.
Therefore, it is appropriate that its name is a nod to the famous Tour de France Automobile race event, which weaved across the country, and saw some of the fastest production-based cars in the world take on open roads and purpose-built racing circuits. Names such as Michele Mouton, Gerard Larrousse and Patrick Deapiller all won the race in its 1950s-1980s heyday, as did the iconic Ferrari 250.
As a limited edition Ferrari, the F12tdf has already appreciated in value immensely, and will only continue to do so in years to come. This car represents a fabulous investment opportunity, a Ferrari collectors’ dream, and - if you choose to run it in anger - the ultimate track-centric V12 GT.