ferrari launches their next twelve-cylinder powerhouse – limited edition F12 TdF
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ferrari reveals the ‘F12 TdF’ which pays homage to the tour de france, the endurance road race that they dominated in the 1950s and 60s. it was a race that rewarded cars that combined maximum performance with the driveability and ease of use that enabled the competitors to race for hundreds of kilometers a day over fast, tortuous roads and on circuits. the ‘F12 tdf’ is the expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track. 

ferrari-f12-tdf-limited-edition-designboom-02 ferrari added various new aerodynamic features




limited to only 799, the latest ferrari is a concentration of technical innovations which involve all those areas central to their DNA. the performance is assured by the naturally aspirated V12 derived directly from the ‘F12 berlinetta’ engine. the car’s dynamic behavior, specifically its lateral acceleration in corners is due to an eight percent increase in the ratio of the front tires compared to the rear ones. the car’s natural tendency of oversteer from the change in tyre sizes is compensated by the innovative rear-wheel steering system, which is integrated with the other vehicle dynamic control systems.

ferrari-f12-tdf-limited-edition-designboom-03the ‘F12 tdf’ pays homage to the tour de france races




a radical redesign of the bodywork, interior, engine, transmission and running gear. along with the abundant use of carbon fibre inside and out, has slashed 110 km off the car’s overall weight. all of these factors combine to produce – zero to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and zero to 200 km/h in 7.9 seconds. 

ferrari-f12-tdf-limited-edition-designboom-04the design is enhanced by the use of bare carbon-fibre. 




the ‘F12 TdF’ uncompromising sportiness is expressed in the cockpit. the wrap-around effect that embraces the driving position is intensified by the use of carbon fiber for the instruments and dials. the door panels have been pared back to a single carbon fiber shell while the glove compartment has disappeared to be replaced by simple knee padding. designed by the ferrari styling centre, the new ferrari ‘F12 TdF’ has particularly imposing yet sensual forms.

ferrari-f12-tdf-limited-edition-designboom-05only  799 will be builtferrari-f12-tdf-limited-edition-designboom-06in the interior cockpit ferrari-f12-tdf-limited-edition-designboom-07ferrari’s design sketches