Some days are ok for a V8, while others demand a V12. And if you have choices like these, why not spend a little more for a matching set. Our friends at Merit Partners recently came across just such a scenario: Two Ferraris ordered with the exact same specifications. One owner decided to build a unique 2015 Speciale Aperta in Tour de France Blue. And once the Ferrari F12tdf was announced, he decided to repeat the process. Because they are so similar, lets see what they have in common:
Both Cars Have:
- Tour de France Blue Livery
- Full Red Leather Interior (Door Panels, Center Console, Dash, Kick Panels, etc)
- Red Calipers
- Red Leather Seats w/ Embroidered Headrests
- All Books, Keys, Car Covers & Battery Tenders
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta
When considering the 458 Speciale Aperta, Ferrari only built 499 examples. Of those, only 10% were ordered with leather. This hardtop convertible is their last naturally aspirated V8. It offers 597 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque without turbos.
It does so with a screaming V8 up to 9,000 rpm. The entire front end is covered in protective film, and it has $19,000 in additional options. Having only been driven 395 miles, someone needs to break in the beast.
2017 Ferrari F12tdf
Big brother is an F12tdf. The Tour de France was an automobile race before it became the bicycle endurance competition. Enzo Ferrari and his team dominated it in the early days, and the company chose to build 799 cars to commemorate their wins. To order an F12tdf in Tour de France livery cost a small fortune.
To do so while replicating the car in your garage is asking a lot from the factory. Nevertheless, this car has titanium exhaust, suspension lift, AFS headlights, heat insulated windshield, and $37,000 in additional options. The odometer reads 195 miles, so it is practically new inside and out.
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