The Ferrari F12tdf is a limited edition version of the F12berlinetta focussed on track performance. “TDF” refers to the Tour de France automobile race, held annually from 1899 to 1986, which was regularly won by the Ferrari 250 in the late fifties and early sixties.
The F12tdf features a front mid-engine layout, which optimises the weight distribution of the vehicle. The 6.3 litre, V12 engine delivers 780bhp to the rear wheels. The vehicle is 110kg lighter than the F12 Berlinetta, enabling acceleration from 0-100 km in just 2.9 seconds and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.95 kg (4.30 lb) per horsepower. When travelling at 200 kmph, the aerodynamic features of the vehicle produce 230 kg of downforce, almost twice that of the standard F12.
Ferrari’s limited edition models tend to be resell at highly inflated prices within years of their unveiling. The extremely limited production run of just 799 vehicles mean that the F12tdf has been no exception. While the initial purchase price was believed to be in the region of $450,000, on the rare occasions it has come up for auction or private sale, it has sold for significantly more. In 2016, for example, an F12tdf sold at a Los Angeles dealership for $1,550,000.