Ferrari released a few days ago their latest model, the special edition of the F12 which many people were waiting since last year. The car looks quite impressive and it does come with a lot of features which put it right up there with the most capable cars in the World. The 2017 Ferrari F12 Speciale will be a limited production vehicle and it should end the production for the F12 before a new model will be released some time in the next three years.
Although the 2017 Ferrari F12 Speciale is based on the same chassis as the normal car, it does come with a lot of different upgrades on the exterior which are meant to make it go faster. The car has been named the tdf because it is meant as a tribute for the Tour de France races which Ferrari constantly won back in the 1950s and 1960s. Ferrari announced that they are going to build 799 examples from which a few will be kept to showcase in their museum. The price, while unknown for now, is expected to be at least $100,000 more than the $323,000 of the current F12 Berlinetta.
2017 Ferrari F12 Speciale Engine
Engine wise, the F12 Speciale is rocking the same 6.3 liter naturally aspirated V12 which is capable of making up to 769 horsepower and 519 lb-ft of torque, a nice improvement over the base model. The engine sends the power to the rear wheels via a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic similar to the one on the base model but with a more aggressive software. This should allow it to get to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 MPH.
2017 Ferrari F12 Speciale Changes
The biggest change on the 2017 Ferrari F12 Speciale is not the engine but the exterior upgrades. The car now looks completely different than before with an all new body kit and even new wheels and high performance tires. In the front it features a new splitter, side-intakes, the hood now has four different exhausts while the sides of the car received side-skirts which increase the downforce considerable. The back features air exhausts on the fenders, a bigger diffuser as well as an active spoiler and a new rear hatch-door. The end result is that the car now makes more than 2 times the downfoce of the usual F12 at just 124 MPH, meaning it should be able to take corners at much higher speeds.
The interior on the other hand has been left mostly untouched so the 2017 Ferrari F12 Speciale comes with the same dashboard and steering wheel as before but instead of the usual leather upholstery there is now a set of Alcantara sport seats with body-colored accents and a slightly different center console padded in leather for extra comfort.