Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] F12 tdf is being built in a limited run of 799 cars, and we wouldn’t be surprised if most of these end up locked away and barely driven.
That isn’t the case for this red example, whose owner chose to use it exactly how the designers intended.
The video comes to us from RSR Nurburg, a company that organizes track days at some of the world’s top racetracks such as Germany’s Nürburgring and Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps. It’s the latter where the F12 tdf was recently put through its paces.
The wail of the V-12 engine is intoxicating and the blips of the throttle during downshifts are just icing on the cake. The engine is the same one found in the F12 Berlinetta but tuned to deliver more power and torque. The transmission has also been tuned to shift faster and the body enhanced to provide more downforce. Finally, there’s the new four-wheel-steering system Ferrari calls the Virtual Short Wheelbase.
As we learned this weekend, Spa is no walk in the park. Fortunately the owner of this F12 tdf manages to keep things under control.