The F12tdf (tour de France) is a track-focused version of the F12berlinetta unveiled in October 2015. The name pays homage to the Tour de France automobile race held between 1899 and 1986 and which was regularly won by the Ferrari 250 between 1956 and 1964. The F12tdf shares the same 6.3 litre V12 engine with the F12 Berlinetta, but with power output increased to 780 PS (574 kW; 769 bhp) @ 8500 rpm and 705 Nm (520 lb⋅ft) @ 6750 rpm of torque. The F12tdf is 110 kg (243 lb) lighter than the F12, having a total dry weight of 1,415 kg (3,120 lb). The F12tdf can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.9 seconds. The top speed was claimed to be 'in excess of 211 mph (340 km/h). The car has recorded a 1 minute 21 seconds lap time on Ferrari's Fiorano test circuit, 2 seconds faster than the standard F12berlinetta and 488 GTB, and just 1.3 seconds behind the fastest lap set by the LaFerrari. F12tdf was designed by Ferrari Styling Centre. Production of the F12tdf was limited to 799 units.
Ferrari F12tdf has a power to weight ratio of 1.95 kg (4.30 lb) per HP.
About the model: Lots of reviews have been published in the last couple of weeks, so I will just give my take on this model. First of all, my example is a limited edition of 100 pieces, mine being number 81/100. Executed in yellow Modena with blue carbon fiber accents. Beside being a limited edition, the model comes with a different packaging. A nice black box and leather base with 'F12 TDF' and serial number included. Shame they were to greedy to include a transparant display aswell. I paid 315 euro for my example. The shop wrongly sent me the red 'regular version' first which had a pricetag of 299 euro. After comparing both, I was pleased on not holding on to the red one. On my example shutlines were a lot better, window insertion was more crisp and the the trunklid closes properly compared to the red example. The paintjob is nothing short of breathtaking, grilles are all perforated and nicely installed. Badging is realistic and the stance of the model is near perfect. The model as a whole might not be as impressive as their previous releases (Enzo, F430), but is certainly has serious shelf presence..
And the best part of this model, has to be it's interior. Again in yellow/blue configuration, it creates a very nice imitation of the real car. Fabric seatbelts and metal buckles, full metal floor coverings and nicely detailed dials and dashboard.
Engine detail is above average aswell. I won't repeat the criticism about the doglegs: I hate them aswell and for the budget, proper hinges should have been installed. No bad comments about the wheels/rims as they are very well executed with a lot of realism on the brake callipers. Wheels aren't branded, which is a shame.
With some other yellow horses:
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I have read you review. You always give us great information and input about models. Many thanks for that.[KRAFTIG] wrote:Now that is different. I just posted comments on the same model in Red. Overall high marks for sure.
I hope to add a second TDF aswell later this year: I pre-ordered the bleu/grey-orange special edition.