Presented by Mecum Auctions – Originally owned by Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Team Penske owner Roger Penske and driven just 449 miles, this 2016 Ferrari F12tdf is one of only 799 produced worldwide. As befits a man who has excelled at the pursuit of speed and victory his entire life, the F12tdf demands respect for its approach to achieving supercar superiority. It is truly a demanding driver’s machine, one that requires a mental recalibration to appreciate the capabilities that qualify it to carry on the Tour de France tradition as the ultimate front-engined road Ferrari.
The numbers are telling: its all-alloy 6.3L DOHC V-12 engine borrows from Ferrari’s F1 racers to deliver an increase over the “standard” F12’s 730 HP and 509 lb-ft of torque to 769 HP at 8,500 RPM and 520 lb-ft, the latter almost all in at just 2,500 RPM. A 7-speed dual-clutch F1 transmission features tighter ratios and microsecond shifts, combining with F1 traction control to launch passengers to 60 MPH in a hair-raising 2.9 seconds; top speed, if you dare, exceeds 210 MPH. With controls off, the F12tdf is the province of only the most skilled racing driver, but its virtually unobtrusive array of computer controls and precise programming modes that can be tailored to the individual transform it into one of the most exhilarating and rewarding Ferraris imaginable.
Presenting in brilliant Rosso Corsa with a red and black interior and red-painted brake calipers behind 20-inch alloys fitted with Pirelli P-Zero rubber, this formerly Penske-owned example builds on that breathtaking performance with almost $55,000 in optional extras to drive its exclusivity to a level foreseen only by the Ferrari brain trust. Carbon fiber has been substituted in place of standard materials in the engine filter box cover, under-door covers, headlight and fog lamp enclosures, and on exterior trim, vents, intakes and rear diffuser. Alcantara lines the seating surfaces, headliner and boot, with carbon fiber again used for the rear shelf and bench trim. An air compressor, car cover, battery tender, books, tools, two keys and the factory window sticker complete this superb and exclusive offering.
This vehicle will be auctioned off at Mecum Auctions’ Glendale 2021 event (March 18-20).