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Introduced in October 2015, the F12tdf, paying homage to the prestigious Tour de France Automobile race, marked a track-focused evolution from Ferrari. Its name recalls the dominance of Ferrari 250 models, clinching victory in the GT class of the race nine times between 1956 and 1964.

Lighter by approximately 243 pounds compared to the F12berlinetta, the F12tdf boasted enhanced aerodynamics, wider track, thinner glass, reduced rear quarter windows, and a carbon-fiber hood, decklid, and door skins.

Development of the F12tdf began in mid-2014, as Ferrari engineers worked through a series of prototypes, refining the 2012 F12 into a engineering marvel worthy of its prestigious namesake. Among these prototypes was the F12tdf-Prototype 2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta Mulotipo MP4, a pivotal asset in Ferrari’s relentless pursuit of excellence leading up to its grand unveiling in October 2015.

Dubbed MP4, this prototype symbolizes a significant milestone in Ferrari’s development process, showcasing the brand’s unwavering commitment to engineering innovation. After being used for  for developmental purposes, the was modified which saw its 6.3-liter V12 being detuned, limiting its top speed to 15 miles per hour before being brought to the US for display under previous ownership.

Offered for sale on Bring A Trailer with just 20kmiles on the odometer, its sleek black exterior adorned with white vinyl roundels and Pirelli graphics, this prototype retains the essence of the F12berlinetta, featuring standard hood and quarter windows. Inside, you’ll find bucket seats trimmed in Nero leather with Cavallino embroidery on the headrests.

Noteworthy features include a quad-exit exhaust, parking sensors, side marker lamps, and a front spoiler. Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes ensure precise stopping power, while Pirelli P-Zero tires wrap around stunning 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels, offering both style and performance.

Source: Bring A Trailer

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