2017 Ferrari F12

F12tdf

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2017
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    173
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

  • Stunning Brunito paint over a special tan interior
  • Single ownership and less than 2,600 km from new
  • Truly one of the most spectacular F12tdfs built

Looking to harken back to their great GT cars of the 1950s with the high-performance version of the F12 Berlinetta, Ferrari chose to name it the F12tdf, for Tour de France. A nickname originally given to the 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione in the late 1950s after its stunning streak of wins at the Tour de France Automobile. Very much echoing those cars in terms of silhouette, only 799 examples would be produced, keeping it a truly limited-production automobile.

Much like the Tour de France of the 1950s, at the F12tdf’s heart is a V-12 engine, producing a massive 769 bhp, 39 bhp more than the standard F12 Berlinetta. Furthermore, Ferrari’s engineers were able to shed 110 kg of weight. Its performance figures are truly outstanding. Accelerating from 0–100 km/h takes just 2.9 seconds, and arriving at 200 km/h will happen precisely five seconds later. To put this performance into perspective, the F12tdf will lap Fiorano in 1:21:00, only 1.3 seconds after the LaFerrari.

Produced in September of 2016, what makes this F12tdf stand out from the rest is its absolutely stunning specification. Specified with the assistance of Ferrari’s Tailor Made department, the colour chosen for the exterior was Brunito, a light purple, almost aubergine colour, which gives the car a subtle, yet sophisticated look, in addition to several carbon fibre accents and the car’s black painted wheels.

Inside, the F12tdf’s interior is trimmed in a very high-quality, distressed tan leather, allegedly sourced after the owner brought a horse saddle to Ferrari and requested they match it for the seats in his new car. With embossed cavallinos in the headrests, further details on the seats includes deep red piping around the edges of the seats. The upper segment of the dashboard and steering wheels are trimmed in black leather to prevent glare whilst driving, but the lower dashboard, transmission tunnel and even the shielding around the passenger footwell-mounted fire extinguisher are trimmed in the same leather as the seats, making for a truly luxurious driving environment.

Having travelled just less than 2,600 km from new, the F12tdf presents in excellent condition both inside and out. It is without doubt the ultimate front-engined Ferrari supercar and a true modern-day collectable that will continue to be held in high esteem by collectors and enthusiasts for years to come. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.