Attractive Blu Tour de France over Cuoio leather and Blu Scuro Alcantara
A very nicely optioned example
One of only 799 examples built
Ferrari’s 250 GT competition berlinetta earned its nickname ‘Tour de France’ after its stunning series of wins at the iconic road race of the same name in the late 1950s. It proved to be an exceptionally well-rounded automobile and was very much the gold standard for GT cars in its day. It was therefore fitting for Ferrari to revive the Tour de France name for the uprated and re-engineered version of its F12 supercar, as a successor to the highly capable 599 GTO.
While the V-12 engine in the standard F12 berlinetta produced 730 bhp, Ferrari’s engineers were able to coax an additional 39 bhp out of the engine, while shedding some 110 kg from its overall weight. As such, performance is nothing short of exceptional and the F12tdf will race to 60 mph from a standstill in just shy of three seconds. To put this performance into perspective, the F12tdf can lap Fiorano in 1:21:00, barely 1.3 seconds after the LaFerrari. Only 799 examples would be built.
As is the case with Ferrari’s limited-edition offerings, each of the lucky 799 clients were hand-picked by Ferrari based on marque loyalty and ownership history, ensuring that F12tdfs would find homes with enthusiast owners. Looking for a more in-depth ownership experience, most owners employed the services of Ferrari’s Tailor-Made department to create a car built to their highly particular tastes. This car is no exception to that rule.
Delivered new through Ferrari of Atlanta, this F12tdf is offered from its second owner and has remained in the state of Georgia its whole life. Presented in as-new condition, it has been driven less than 350 miles from new. Finished in Blu Tour de France with a grey and Nero Stellato stripe, the car’s interior is trimmed in Cuoio leather and Blu Scuro Alcantara detailing, making for a subtle, yet sporty combination that perfectly suits the F12tdf’s character. Additional options included yellow brake calipers and tachometer, the adaptive front light system, rear bench, door sills and dash inserts in carbon fiber, and the high-power hi-fi system, amongst other options.
Without question the ultimate front-engine Ferrari supercar, the F12tdf is an exceptional modern-day collectible that will continue to be regarded with high esteem by sports car collectors and Ferrari enthusiasts alike. With performance nearly matching the LaFerrari, but with the visibility and practicality of the F12, the F12tdf offers the best of both worlds. Thrilling to drive in every respect, this is the perfect opportunity for the individual who missed out on one new. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.