During the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade, the new Ferrari F12 TRS made its official debut. According to a press release issued by the Italian marque June 22, the F12 TRS was designed and built per a customer’s request for an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta.
In the press release, Ferrari stated that one of the initial inspirations for the one-off car was the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, which is where the “TRS” in the car’s moniker comes from.
As far as performance figures go, the F12 TRS offers the same figures as the F12berlinetta, including a 0-62 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a 0-124 mph time of 8.5 seconds. This is all thanks to the 6.3-liter V12, which is visible through a window in the engine lid, that can produce 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque.
While the performance has remained the same, the F12 TRS offers a very modified appearance.
In the front is a revised aerobridge, introduced on the F12berlinetta, designed to create maximum downforce. The aerobridge’s design runs along the sides of the car for its entire length, creating a very fluid line.
Lending itself to an almost spaceship-like appearance is the low, wraparound windshield surrounding the passengers. Inside the car, features are dropped to the bare essentials. Controls for the air conditioner have been reduced, while the glove compartment, central air vents, mats, audio system, window controls and various holders have been removed. This bare-essentials approach creates a sporty cockpit that keeps the passengers’ attention on the road ahead. .
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And, while the car’s color was inspired by the traditional Rosso Corsa, it is actually a newly developed color created using multi-layer and micalised paint technologies, according to the press release.
Unfortunately, this car is a one-off, as stated previously, so don’t expect any more examples of the F12 TRS to be produced. But, be sure to stay with us to see if Ferrari has any more models up their sleeves waiting to be unveiled.