2017 Ferrari F12tdf

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2017 Ferrari F12tdf Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Ferrari has redefined perfection by improving upon the F12berlinetta and introducing the F12tdf. The name, an abbreviation of Tour de France, pays Homage to the legendary endurance race of the 50s and 60s. The F12tdf is a performance oriented track car for the streets. Ferrari’s advanced aerodynamic treatment has increased the traction to keep up with tuned up engine.

But driving it on the streets, you would never be able to exploit its full potential. You have to drive down to a track on weekends to know the beast you are taming. As you whiz past several cars racing down the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or the Nordschleife Nurburgring, you can see them disappear in your rear view. You can take every corner with confidence that the rear-wheel steering got your back and even if you over-steer, it’s going to be pure bliss.

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Efficient Engine

Suave looks

Cons

Not so good handling

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$379866

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

382 cu. in.

horsepower

730 hp @ 8250 rpm

torque

509 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

NULL/NULL

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

181.8 in.

width

76.5 in.

height

50.1 in.

curb weight

3594 lbs.

ground clearance

4.5 in.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.2 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Ferrari F12tdf in Argento Nurburgring Metallic color  2017 Ferrari F12tdf in Rosso Corsa color  2017 Ferrari F12tdf in Rosso Scuderia color
Argento Nurburgring Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.7

Fuel Economy

7.4

Exterior

8.1

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Ferrari F12tdf 2dr Coupe

2dr Coupe

power
N/A
fuel
N/A
mpg
N/A

$379,866


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (6.3L 12cyl 7A) Starting at $379,866 MSRP TBD TBD
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive N/A

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

8.0

Overall Rating


The few cars which could give you hard time on the track will be the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the Pagani Huayra and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. Let’s see these track beasts rev their engines and who crosses the finish line first.


7.7/10
Features

 
 

7.4/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

8.1/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Features

7.7/10
Trim Ferrari F12tdf
MSRP $ 379,866
Key Features 7-speed Formula 1 dual-clutch transmission
  Titanium quad-exhaust
  Virtual short wheelbase
  Magneto-rheological dampers
  Alcantara interior
  Carbon-fiber interior and exterior parts

We Recommend

If your stars align and you get the Golden ticket to get an allotment of one of the 799 production units, don’t miss the chance. This supercar is one of the last naturally aspirated V12 which Ferrari is manufacturing. Not only is the car supremely fun to drive, it’s also a great asset financially. It’s a well-known fact that limited edition Ferraris are a goldmine, and their resale value increases exponentially. If you have the means to get your hands on one, you'd better get it for yourself.

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Engine

Torque increases from 509 lb-ft to 520, the full measure of which is on tap at 6750 rpm. Mechanical tappets and variable-geometry intake trumpets are among the “numerous modifications” to the engine. The F1 automated manual gearbox also boasts faster upshifts and downshifts. - Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

Every time you start the engine you’d want to close your eyes and cherish the distinctive roar of a naturally aspirated V12 as it sends a shiver down your spine. You’d hope to find tunnels on the way so you can rev the engine and marvel the cacophony of cracks and pops tumbling out of the titanium quad-exhaust. With the 6.3-Liter 12-cylinder from an F12berlinetta tuned up to 780 raging steeds at 8500 revs, and 520 lb-ft torque.

Models

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

MSRP

$379,866

$490,700

$950,000

$385,000

Engine

6.3L V12

6.5L V12

6.0L V12

6.0L V12

Transmission

7-speed F1 Dual-Clutch gearbox

7-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic gearbox

Horsepower

780 hp @ 8500 rpm

740hp @ 8400rpm

700hp @  5800rpm

565 hp @ 6750 rpm

Torque

520 lb.-ft. @ 6750 rpm

507lb.-ft. @ 5500rpm

738 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

457 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm

The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission borrowed from Ferrari’s Formula-1 car, the shifts are lightning fast and optimized for shorter gear ratios compared to the Berlinetta. Ferrari’s tdf is an open challenge to the Aventador SV, still stuck with the single-clutch gearbox.

Acceleration

If not for the torso-hugging buckets, you’d get whiplash from the intense acceleration, as the Ferrari launches you down the track. The active rear diffuser works like a DRS for the road, punching out 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and to 124 mph in 7.9 seconds.

Models

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

0-60 MPH

2.9 sec

2.8 sec

3.0 sec

3.9 sec

Top speed

211 mph

219 mph

223 mph

205 mph

Quarter mile

10.3 sec

10.4 sec @ 136.3mph

10.9 sec

12.0 sec

Engine

6.3-Liter V12

6.5-Liter V12

6.0-Liter V12

6.0-Liter V12

Emission TDF(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.99

NA

10.36

12.6

In comparison, the Aventador SV, with the larger 6.5-Liter engine is a tenth of a second faster to 60 mph, while the 6.0-Liter Huayra is a tenth of a second slower. The heavier Aston lags behind with almost a full second gap.

Ride and Handling

Ferrari’s rear-wheel steering system, the ‘Passo Corsa Virtuale’, improves cornering stability by creating a virtual short wheelbase, based on the vehicle speed, steering speed and angle. If you don’t possess nerves of steel, you wouldn’t want to test the limits of the Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires. Despite the immense grip and the downforce from the ‘Aerobridge Evo’, the overpowered tdf loves to over-steer.

Even at the softest setting, you’d feel every bump on the road rattling your internal organs. With power being shuttled to the rear wheels of the front engine Ferrari, you’ll need to train your reflexes to keep up with the climbing revs. When you’re headed out to the track, engaging the Race mode stiffens up the suspension, opens the exhaust valve and unleashes the full potential of the engine.

Braking

Carbon ceramic brakes adopted from the LaFerrari give the F12 tdf tremendous stopping power crucial for tackling corners at high speed. The pedal response is immediate and without the 4-point racing harness, you’d be thrown out of your seat. The magneto-rheological dampers in the Ferrari keep the car’s nose from diving every time you brake.

Model

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Brake Front (in.)

15.7

15.0

15.0

15.7

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

15.7

15.0

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3351

3362

2976

3671

60-0 MPH (ft.)

98

101

N/A

N/A

The TDF comes to a halt from 60 mph in 98ft. The Aventador SV has roughly the same curb weight as the F12tdf and thereby demonstrates a similar stopping distance.

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Fuel Economy

7.4/10

The Ferrari’s V12 is a gas guzzler, and you probably won’t be buying this if mileage is a factor you consider while buying a car. City driving will burn a hole into your pocket as the thirsty engine drinks like a camel. But can you really resist revving the engine when it sounds so good, just to save up gas money?

Model

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

MPG (city)

NA

8

10

12

MPG (highway)

NA

18

14

18

MPG (combined)

15.2

12.5

11.8

14

Comparatively, the 6.5-Liter engine in the Lamborghini and the 6.0-Liter in the Huayra drink up much more fuel, especially in an urban setting. Their meager mileage makes the Ferrari’s seem eco-friendly.

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Interior

The F12 tdf is more spartan. The glove box is replaced by simple padding, and the door panels are stripped to the carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is also used for the instrument panel pod, while leather trim gives way to Alcantara. The seats are technical fiber instead of leather, and the floors feature only patterned aluminum instead of carpeting. - Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

Premium leather upholstery has been replaced with lightweight micro-suede Alcantara, the bucket seats have enhanced lumbar support, but don’t expect luxury from the stripped out interior. 

Interior Dimensions

Model

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

NA

NA

NA

You’d find lashings of carbon fiber everywhere you look inside the cabin, from the door panels to the instrument cluster. The flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering is decked out with all the bells and whistles at your thumb’s reach, and extended carbon fiber shift pedals at your fingertips.

Infotainment System

Information is displayed on either side of the tachometer, which can be customized according to your driving mode. Ferrari includes a 6-speaker system and GPS Navigation as well as Air conditioning, whose vents resemble jet engines. There is no touchscreen center display, but you still get integrated TFT information displays.

Interior Features

Some of the noticeable features inside the supercar are:

  • Heads Up Display (HUD)
  • Bluetooth Compatibility
  • Voice Command
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Adjustable Lumbar Support
  • Adjustable Headrests

Trunk Volume

The front-engine Ferrari clears up room in the rear for an appreciable space for your luggage, but don’t expect the convenience of a GT car from this track monster. You can throw in a few bags, but you’d want to consider the more practical Ferrari’s like the FF or the GTC4Lusso if you want to carry your skis or golf clubs.

Model

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

11.3

5.3

NA

11

The Aventador’s lower posterior engine placement leaves a hilariously tiny trunk, in addition to a very limited storage option on the inside, makes Ferrari is a tad bit more practical than the Lamborghini as well as the Huayra.

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Exterior

8.1/10
The F12 tdf is even more exaggerated. The roof and A-pillars are the only panels that carry over from the Berlinetta. The front and rear track is wider, and the front end gets a new look with a deeply scooped lower fascia - Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight

Specifically engineered with aerodynamics at the focal point, the F12tdf looks poles apart compared to the F12berlinetta it’s based upon. The front fascia has been upgraded to accommodate a new front splitter with end plates and dive planes, as well as an aerobridge channeling air from the bonnet down the sides of the car. The rear spoiler has been extended and has a steeper rake angle to increase grip on the rear.

Model

Ferrari F12 tdf

Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Pagani Huayra

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Curb weight (lbs.)

3351

3362

2976

3671

Length(in)

183.3

190.4

181

172.6

Width(in)

77.2

79.9

NA

73.5

Height(in)

50.1

44.7

46

49.2

Ground clearance (in)

4.7

4.1

3.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

106.3

110

102.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.9/63.7

67.7/66.9

NA

61.8/62

Supplemented with a whole host of carbon fiber inserts for weight saving, the tdf is 240lbs lighter than the Berlinetta. You could stare at this Ferrari for hours to an end. The curves neatly flow across the side of the car and meet the louvers at the rear fenders, with design cues from the 250GT itself. Although the Aventador sits wider and lower than the Ferrari, it benefits from a higher ground clearance.

Exterior Features

On the outside, the features you'd find are:

  • Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
  • Carbon fiber hood and rear inserts
  • Aerobridge on the front flank
  • LED Headlamps

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Safety

Not tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS, Ferrari has made sure to keep you safe as you go sideways through the corners, by adding a long list of safety and driver assist features such as:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
  • Limited Slip Differential

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Competition

Ferrari F12tdf vs Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce

The Italian bull with super-fast in the name, is an all-wheel drive track car in contrast to the rear-wheel drive Ferrari. It has better grip through the corners and the engine placement gives it a better weight distribution. However, the tdf is much more fun to drive and the engine churns out more stallions than the bull. The Aventador’s dynamic steering wheel endows the car with F1-like agility, but it cannot trump the rear-wheel steering in the Ferrari.

Ferrari F12tdf vs Pagani Huayra

Sculpted to automotive perfection, Horacio Pagani’s dream car, is clad in extensive carbon fiber, titanium and leather. You’d never want to step out of this bespoke work of art. With a 6.0-Liter twin-turbo V12 handcrafted by the gods of engines - the AMG - the Huayra punches out a mammoth 738lb-ft torque. The cockpit looks straight out of a retro-futuristic steampunk spaceship. Despite the minute understeer, the performance is beyond compare. The only thing holding you back is the exorbitant price tag which follows.

Ferrari F12tdf vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

The iconic British sports car, the V12 powered Aston Martin Vantage S, is the most proportionate and beautiful Aston Martin since the One-77. With humongous hood scoops aiding engine cooling and air intake, it is the only V12 sports car in existence with a manual gearbox, delivering 565 horsepower to the wheels. The Vantage may not have a great 0-60 time, or beat lap records, but it’s geared toward car enthusiast who need a fun car to drive.

2017 Ferrari F12tdf Final Verdict

If you do get a chance to buy one of the 799 production units of the F12 tdf, you’d be one of the few who’ll get to experience a Ferrari V12 on steroids. Driving on the edge of traction, this front engine beast, is quick to over-steer the moment you lose focus. With a myriad of aerodynamic enhancements to keep the car planted on the track, this track demon is meant to beat lap records and turn heads. The beautifully designed exterior and the monstrous V12 hiding underneath is what Ferrari has concocted to defeat the Lamborghini.