2015 Ferrari F12


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2015 Ferrari F12 'TdF 64' Berlinetta
Chassis no. ZFF74UHB000207487

This Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 'TdF 64' (its official factory designation) is unique. The car was designed by Ferrari SpA's 'tailor made' department in Maranello at the request of Francorchamps Motors Brussels (FMB) to commemorate the victory of Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger in the 1964 Tour de France Auto driving the Ferrari GTO entered by Jacques Swaters' Écurie Francorchamps.

Introduced to the motoring public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari F12 replaced the 599 family of front-engined Gran Turismos. "... the company has thrown everything at it to ensure it's vastly quicker than its seminal predecessor, but also that it's more enjoyable at low speeds," declared evo magazine, continuing: "It claims to be both GT and supercar, mixing front-engined packaging and civility with exotic, F1-inspired dynamic ability."

Ferrari's gorgeous new berlinetta was soon garnering critical accolades, being voted 'Supercar of the Year 2012' by Top Gear magazine, and in 2014 receiving the coveted 'Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI', one of the world's oldest and most prestigious design awards.

It is an oft-stated cliché that 'the heart of every Ferrari is its engine', and the F12's 6.3-litre, 65-degree, normally aspirated V12 is acknowledged as one of the finest ever, winning the 'Best Performance' and 'Best Engine above 4.0 litres' categories in the 2013 'International Engine of the Year Awards'. With 730bhp on tap, this class-leading power unit - one of the most powerful every installed in a Ferrari road car – delivers stupendous performance, propelling the F12 to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 337km/h. Around Ferrari's Fiorano test track, the F12 proved to be 3.5 seconds quicker that the preceding 599 GTB and 2.0 seconds quicker than the mid-engined Enzo; even the hardcore 599 GTO was slower.

But these days even a supercar has to make the odd concession in the interests of fuel economy, and with this in mind the F12 incorporated Ferrari's HELE stop/start system that reduces consumption when idling. Paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel – an innovation pioneered by Ferrari in Formula 1 - had long been a feature of the Maranello marque's road cars, and the F12's controlled a seven-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission. Stability, traction control, suspension, and other settings were also controlled from the F12's steering wheel, while improved carbon-ceramic brakes helped keep things in check.

The engine/transmission package was mounted in an aluminium spaceframe chassis - developed by Ferrari's close neighbours and long-time collaborators, Carrozzeria Scaglietti – that represented significant gains in rigidity and weight reduction when compared with the preceding 599 GTB. As one would expect of a modern-day Ferrari supercar, the F12 came with the latest in driver aids as standard: ABS, SCM-E magnetorheological suspension, electronic limited-slip differential, ESP Premium stability control, and F1-Trac traction control.

The only one of its kind, this F12 Berlinetta edition 'TdF 64' was completed in December 2014 and made its debut in front of the world's motoring press in January 2015. One month later the car was displayed on the Ferrari stand at the Geneva Motor Show finished in the historic colour scheme of Argento Auteil with contrasting stripe in Giallo across the bonnet and front wings, referencing the livery of the Bianchi/Berger 250 GTO of 1964. The car is supplied with two separate sets of fully electric seats: one set in Heritage Mahagoni leather, the second in Blue Historic fabric (similar to the colour and fabric of the original GTO's seats). Interestingly, this car was used by Ferrari to test two new materials for the first time: Superfabric and Mycroprestige black fabric. Ferrari invited the 'TdF 64' to many prestigious events: Tour de France Auto (2015); Targa Florio Classica in Sicily (2015); Chantilly Arts & Elegance (2015, 2016); and various Ferrari Owners Days. In May 2015 the French TV channel TF1 tested the Ferrari F12 'TdF 64' on the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack.

Delivered new to Luxembourg via Francorchamps Motors and still in the hands of its original owner, the 'TdF 64' is in excellent condition with only 14,500 kilometres on the odometer. Its most recent service was carried out by FMB on 11th September 2020. Free yearly maintenance by official Ferrari dealers is available until end of 2022. The F12 'TdF 64' comes with all its original official documents signed by Sergio Marchionne (former CEO of Ferrari SpA) with dedicated materials and links to many videos, press articles, and other media.

Last but not least, this unique and highly collectible Ferrari F12 'TdF 64' can legally keep its official Luxembourg registration.