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Ferrari Resurrects the F12, keeps V12’s ALIVE!

There’s a new FR Ferrari, and it goes by the name of F12 TdF

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Meet the Ferrari F12 TdF

“The latest Prancing Horse recalls the legendary Tour de France (for automobiles, not bicycles) that Ferrari dominated nine years running from 1956 through 1964 – and the elegant long-wheelbase 250 GT named in its honor. But the F12 TdF is much more about forward momentum than looking back. Power is up, weight is down, and everything’s been tightened up, with new systems on board to keep it all together.”

Source: AutoBlog

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As if the Ferrari F12 (and all its renditions) weren’t crazy enough, we’re pumped up to see a new version being readied for 2016. Outside of the aggressive new facelift the TdF has received, its innerworkings have been upgraded as well. Starting with the amount of HP they’re able to extract from that insane V12 engine mounted to the front of the chassis.

“Yes, the TdF is a little more powerful than the stock F12, but that’s the least of the news. The F12’s 6.3-litre V12 has been boosted from 730 to 769 bhp thanks to race-spec tappets and variable geometry intake trumpets, that maximum power arriving at 8,500rpm before an 8,900rpm redline.”

Source: TopGear.com

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Even more important than the added power, is how efficiently it will lay it down. The new F12 TdF is going to have a 7 speed dual-clutch transmission. This means that the engineers in Maranello have reworked the gearing in the TdF, accomplishing faster and smoother shifts. How much faster? Reports say it will up-shift 30% faster, and downshift 40% faster over the previous F12.

Source: Ferrari.com

This will undoubtedly increase its acceleration times, and currently, Ferrari is saying that it will sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Even more impressive, it will reach 124 mph in 7.9 seconds – which is mind blowingly fast. How fast? Well it beats the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce’s 0-124mph time by 0.7sec… all hail the king of the road-going V12 exotics.

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Ferrari continues to build several different models of cars, like other recent releases, this will be a limited run as well. We’ve also learned that they will only produce 799 units of the F12 TdF. We’re not sure why they left one model out from a full 800, other than the fact that they can do whatever they want, and perhaps they enjoy annoying people with OCD.

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image ferrari f12 tdf from Ferrari.com

image Ferrari F12 TDF ferrari .com


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