Official: Ferrari F12 TRS is an extreme open-top sports barchetta

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 22, 2014

Ferrari released today the official details and specs of the one-off F12 TRS, that made its public debut at the Ferrari Cavalcade. Of course, the vehicle is not new to us as we revealed you plenty of photos here and here. Regarding the new car, Ferrari says that it was developed at the client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta.

Based on the F12berlinetta, the F12 TRS is inspired by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and was developed by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team.

Although several sources said that this F12 TRS carries the same KERS system found on the Laferrari, we have ‘bad news’ as it carries the same technology found on the F12berlinetta. This means a 6.3-liter V12 engine that generates 740 hp and 690 Nm of torque, that can push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.1 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

Regarding the design, we find some styling cues borrowed from the Project 150, a wraparound windscreen as well as an aggressively sculpted nose. Taking inspiration from the iconic front-engined Ferrari sports cars of the 1950s is also the front hood, which features a window in the engine lid that offers the perfect view of the V12 engine’s signature red cylinder heads.

In addition, the aerobridge introduced by the F12berlinetta received a new treatment resulting in a sculptural design that runs back from the flanks along the entire length of the car. The rear end also shows an evolution of the T-shaped graphic featured on the F12berlinetta, which was influenced by the cabin shape.

As a result, we find long fuselage fairings that run behind the headrests into the rear spoiler. The interior was overhauled too and creates a sense of powerful sportiness with no concessions to comfort.

Ferrari removed the glove compartment, central air vents, mats, audio system, window controls and odds-and-ends holders. In addition, some of the controls for the likes of the air conditioning, for instance, have been cut back.

The central tunnel and door panels feature the same multi-layer red paint developed for the exterior, while the black matt carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara complete the design. The new red paint found at the exterior is inspired by the traditional Rosso Corsa and according to Ferrari it was developed using multi-layer and micalised paint technologies.

Although it is not official, we do know that this beauty costs $4.2 million!

Press Release

A new one-off debuts in the Ferrari Cavalcade 2014

One of the 90 cars taking part in the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade was the F12 TRS, a one-off custom design making its public debut on Sicilian soil.

Based on the F12berlinetta, the car was developed at a client's request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta. One of the initial inspirations for the project was the 1957 250 Testa Rossa. In fact, the F12 TRS is Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team's modern, innovative take on that legendary car's spirit and pays homage to it in its moniker.

Like all one-off Ferraris, the F12 TRS is the product of Ferrari's now-classic approach of creating a truly integrated design. It thus has the same exceptional performance figures as the F12berlinetta including 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 s and 0-200 km/h acceleration in 8.1 s, thanks to the massive 740 cv and maximum torque of 690 Nm at 9,000 rpm unleashed by its 6262 cm3 V12 engine.

From the leading edge of the typically sharp Ferrari nose, aggressively sculpted forms flow back over the bonnet, while a low, wraparound windscreen forms a long dark band of glass in contrast to the car's body. The V12 engine's signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the engine lid, a concept inspired as much by the front-engined Ferrari sports cars of the 1950s as our more recent mid-engined berlinettas. The aerobridge, introduced on the F12berlinetta, has been given a new treatment in this car, resulting in a sculptural design that runs back from the flanks along the entire length of the car.

The design of the rear marks an evolution of the T-shaped graphic that characterises the F12's truncated tail and is influenced to some extent by the cabin shape with long fuselage fairings running behind the headrests into the rear spoiler. A smooth ramp runs from the central tunnel too, linking interior and exterior and creating a longitudinal aerodynamic channel to deliver an innovative Venturi effect completed by a vent under the spoiler.

The cockpit is light and pared-back to the barest driving essentials, creating a sense of powerful, uncompromising sportiness with no concessions to superfluous comfort. Even some of the controls for the likes of the air conditioning, for instance, have been cut back, while the glove compartment, central air vents, mats, audio system, window controls and odds-and-ends holders have all been removed. Most of the materials used aboard, such as black matt carbon-fibre, leather and Alcantara, are technical, while the same multi-layer red paint developed specifically for the exterior adorns the central tunnel and the door panels.

Although inspired by the traditional Rosso Corsa, the new bodywork colour was developed using multi-layer and micalised paint technologies.

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