Ferrari F12 TRS: more photos revealed

Article by Christian A., on June 20, 2014

Last Sunday, we showed you the first photos with the one-off Ferrari F12 TRS. Today, we photographs emerged on the web as the new car prepared for its debut at the Ferrari Cavalcade in Sicily. We already know that this one-off project costs $4.2 million and was developed by Ferrari’s Special Projects division.

This means that the Ferrari F12 TRS, which is based on the Ferrari F12berlinetta, is even more expensive than the $1.4 million LaFerrari or than the upcoming $2.8 million LaFerrari Spider. According to some sources from FerrariChat, the Ferrari F12 TRS is in fact an F12berlinetta with KERS.

We don’t know exactly if it will carry the same KERS system found on the LaFerrari, which develops 163 hp (120 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft). We expect to see the same 6.3-iter V12 engine that powers the standard F12berlinetta and delivers 740 hp and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque.

For those who don’t know, the standard Ferrari F12berlinetta zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.5 seconds while top speed is in excess of 200 mph or 320 km/h.

The F12 TRS is expected to be even quicker, but we hope to reveal you the official details and specs this weekend when the new vehicle will be officially revealed.

Ferrari created the one-off F12 TRS after a client requested for an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta. Derived from the Ferrari F12berlinetta, the F12 TRS was initially inspired by the 1957 250 Testa Rossa. The F12 TRS doesn’t just pay tribute to the 250 Testa Rossa with its moniker but also represents a modern take of Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team on the spirit of this legendary car.

Just like any one-off Ferrari, the F12 TRS comes as a result of the Italian sports carmaker’s classic approach of creating an integrated design. Thanks to this, the F12 TRS offers the same performance numbers as the F12berlinetta. For instance, its 6.3-liter V12 engine delivers 740 CV of peak output and 690 Nm of maximum torque at 9,000 rpm, allowing the F12 TRS to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and to 200 km/h in 8.1 seconds.

The looks of the new F12 TRS is defined partly by aggressively sculpted forms flowing from the leading edge of the sharp Ferrari nose through the bonnet as well as by a low, wraparound windscreen forming a long dark band of glass contrasting the one-off’s body. The design of the new F12 TRS is also inspired by Ferrari’s front-engine sports cars in the 1950s and the carmaker’s recent mid-engine berlinettas.

This is evident through a window in the engine lid that allows outsiders to peek into the signature red cylinder heads of the V12 engine. Furthermore, the aerobridge takes a tweaked form, giving the F12 TRS a sculptural design flowing from the flanks along its entire length.

Meanwhile, the rear end of the F12 TRS evolves the T-shaped graphic that defined the F12's truncated tail. The rear end of the F12 TRS is also partially influenced by the shape of the cabin, as marked by long fuselage fairings flowing behind the headrests to the rear spoiler. The interior and the exterior are connected by a smooth ramp running from the central tunnel, thereby creating a longitudinal aerodynamic channel that allows the Venturi effect to take effect.

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