Lot 121

Miami 2024

2017 Ferrari F12tdf

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$1,242,500 USD | Sold

United States Flag | Coral Gables, Florida

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Chassis No.
ZFF81BFA3H0221214
  • One of 799 examples built between 2015 and 2017; one of 299 US-delivery examples
  • Wears over $106,000 in options, including extensive Alcantara and carbon fiber throughout
  • Displays under 3,000 miles at time of cataloguing
  • Strikingly finished in Giallo Triplo Strato over Nero Alcantara trim with Giallo stripes and stitching
  • Powered by a 6.3-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 factory-rated at 769 hp
  • Capable of 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds; good for a top speed of 211 mph
  • Airbox autographed by Formula One World Champion drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel as well as Ferrari Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari; accompanied by a window sticker, owner’s manuals, car cover, and tool kit

After applying the GTO moniker to the high-performance version of the 599 GTB, Ferrari chose to revive another storied name from its past for the high-performance version of the F12berlinetta: Tour de France, a nickname originally given to the 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione in the late 1950s after its stunning streak of wins at the Tour de France Automobile. Unveiled at the 2015 Finali Mondiali held at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Ferrari’s VIP clients were treated to a car which at the time was the most powerful naturally aspirated Ferrari ever built. Designed as a track-focused variant, the F12tdf featured many improvements over the already technologically advanced F12berlinetta. The 6.3-liter V-12 was tuned to produce a stated 769 horsepower, making it—with the exception of the LaFerrari—more powerful than any Ferrari that had come before.

Housing the powerplant was an aluminum space frame chassis co-developed with Scaglietti. Made up of 12 different aluminum alloys, the car was reportedly 20% stiffer than the preceding 599 while also being 154 pounds lighter. This rigidity allowed engineers to lower the car’s center of gravity by about an inch for near-perfect front-to-rear weight distribution. Extensive use of carbon fiber on the F12tdf reportedly reduced the car’s weight by an additional 243 pounds. Power was transferred to the wheels via a seven-speed, dual-clutch, paddle-shifted automatic transmission that featured shorter gear ratios and quicker changes. To reign in the 6.3-litre V-12’s nearly 800 horses, carbon ceramic disc brakes with one-piece calipers were borrowed from the LaFerrari. The F12tdf was also the first Ferrari to feature four-wheel steering as standard equipment.

Externally, the F12tdf is a more visually aggressive machine with wider side sills and an “Aerobridge” directing airflow along the sides of the car. Thanks to a taller rear wing and active rear diffuser, the Tour de France boasts an 87% increase in downforce compared with the standard F12berlinetta. These modifications made for one of the quickest cars to ever wear the Cavallino Rampante. Sporting a stunning 0-60 mph time of just 2.9 seconds on its way to a reported 211-mph top speed, the F12tdf could round Ferrari’s Fiorano test track only 1.3 seconds behind the flagship LaFerrari.

The original Tour de France Automobile race rewarded cars that combined maximum performance with drivability. The F12tdf is, appropriately, the ultimate expression of the concept of an extreme road car that is equally at home on the track.

With just 799 examples built between 2015 and 2017, any F12tdf is a rare machine. Chassis 221214, presented here, is even more unique given its finishes of Giallo Triplo Strato over Nero Alcantara trim with contrasting Giallo stitching and striping. This striking combination was further augmented with extensive carbon fiber and Alcantara throughout the car. An accompanying window sticker lists over $106,000 in options led by carbon fiber engine covers, dashboard inserts, rear bench, airbox, and under door covers as well as Alcantara-trimmed transmission tunnel and boot carpet. Other important equipment includes a suspension lift system, sport exhaust, AFS adaptive headlamps, yellow brake calipers, and Scuderia fender shields for an eyewatering suggested total price of $591,337. Incredibly, this F12tdf’s carbon fiber airbox wears the signature of Ferrari Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari as well as those of World Champion Formula One drivers Kimi-Matias Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel.

In addition to wearing a full 3M protective paint film, this F12tdf was recently treated to an extensive service by Ferrari of Vancouver, British Columbia with documented work including a full fluid flush, new battery, and four new Michelin Pilot Sport tires. It has been driven fewer than 3,000 miles at the time of cataloguing.

The Ferrari F12tdf is one of the greatest gran turismos of the modern era, and a worthy successor to the brutish V-12s which established Ferrari’s legacy. The example offered is certainly one of the best. With low-mileage and a dream specification, this is a Ferrari reserved a fortunate, discerning caretaker.