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Ferrari F12tdf : Ferrari pay homage to the Tour de France

The F12tdf is set for 2016 release.

Ferrari have unveiled a homage to the Tour de France, the F12tdf, in recognition of the domination of Ferrari in the TDF in the ’50s and ’60s particularly with the 1956 250 GT Berlinetta which won four consecutive editions. The F12tdf  is the ultimate expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track.

Combining technical innovations at the centre of Ferrari’s DNA : engine (F12berlinetta’s 6262cc 65° V12), aerodynamic and vehicle dynamics, the F12tdf impresses in acceleration, roadholding and agility. The performance directly results from the 780 cv, naturally-aspirated V12 whilst the 8% increase in the ratio of front tyres in comparison to rear tyres works in conjunction with the rear-wheel steering system “Virtual Short Wheelbase”, to correct the natural oversteer tendency and create stability at high speed.

The influence and knowledge gained from the XX programmes and Formula One research can be seen throughout various advancements including an aerodynamic efficiency of 1.6 – almost double of the F12berlinetta and a radical new aerodynamic design.

The F12tdf features a radical redesign with an abundance of carbon-fibre both internally and externally drastically receding the overall weight but 110kg which culminates with all the above to create the ability to go from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. Whilst the Extreme Design one-piece brake callipers, already seen on the LaFerrari, mean it can brake from 100-0 km/h in just 30.5 m.

With only 799 models set to be built and prices yet to be announced, the F12tdf will set hearts racing once available in 2016.