Ferrari TdF revealed
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After a slew of spy photos and leaks, the limited edition Ferrari F12 TdF has been officially unveiled.
Just 799 copies will be built, each one powered by a 6.3-litre V12 that’s been tuned to deliver 574kW of power and 705Nm of torque, with around 565Nm available from 2500rpm. That’s up from the 544kW and 689Nm available on the standard F12 Berlinetta.
Drive is sent to the ground via a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. Aside from shorter gear ratios, the revised gearbox can now upshift 30 per cent faster and downshift 40 per cent quicker.
To help improve turn-in at lower speeds and stability at higher velocities, the F12 TdF is fitted with a rear-wheel steering system.
Some 110kg has been stripped out from the F12 thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre and a pared-back interior.
With a kerb weight of 1520kg, the F12 TdF is capable of completing 0-100km/h in 2.9sec and hitting 200km/h in 7.9sec; its maximum speed is claimed to be over 340km/h. The regular F12 Berlinetta requires 3.1sec for the 0-100km/h run and needs 8.5sec before it can hit 200km/h.
Wondering about the name? It’s taken from the Tour de France car race that was held until 1986. From 1956-64 Ferrari won either the GT category or the overall race.