Much to the celebration of collectors, Ferrari pulled the covers off the new F12tdf supercar. The F12tdf is the second “track-ready” modern front-engined V-12 Ferrari, following the 661-hp Ferrari 599 GTO from 2011, and features a bucketful of additional weapons-grade modifications to ensure the F12tdf is more than just a fancy body kit. A new video from Ferrari shines the technical spotlight onto the extensive changes made to the engine of the newest car to wear the Cavallino Rampante.
Owners of the F12 Berlinetta stepping up to the new Tour de France won’t find the new car wanting for power, as the F12tdf receives a healthy power bump, up 49 hp and 10 lb-ft of torque for a total of 769 hp and 519 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari achieved this boost through a multitude of engine modifications, primarily by changing the air and intake management system.
The upgraded 6.3-liter V-12 in the F12tdf features lighter plenums without resonators, with an wider and lighter airbox. New throttle valves, along with a new inlet manifold allow the engine to breathe more freely.
Ferrari also developed hydraulic actuators for managing trumpet height, allowing the trumpets to change position based on engine speed. Mechanical valve tappets pulled from what Ferrari says are “racing engines” give increased durability and lift.
Take a look at the video below to see all of these Ferrari F12tdf engine modifications in action.