Dubbed F12tdf, Ferrari produced just 799 examples for its very best customers. The model pays homage to the Tour de France, the legendary endurance road race that the storied marque dominated in the 1950s and 1960s. The F12tdf represents a step forward in performance far beyond that of which the F12 Berlinetta is capable. Horsepower was raised to 769 bhp (from 730 bhp) and 242 lbs. of weight was dropped. It takes just 2.9 seconds to accelerate to 62 mph, and 124 mph will arrive precisely five seconds later.
The Tour de France rewarded cars that combined maximum performance with drivability. Accessibility of performance enabled competitors to race for hundreds of kilometers a day over fast, tortuous roads and on circuits. The F12tdf is, appropriately, the ultimate expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track.
RM Sotheby’s – ARIZONA 2018