One-off Ferrari F12 TRS looks dashing, costs $4.2 million and comes with KERS

Article by Christian A., on June 15, 2014

When you want to be sure that people notice you everywhere you go, you to Ferrari’s Special Projects division and order a one-off supercar. This is what a wealthy customer did when it contacted Ferrari’s Special Projects in order to build his one-off four wheels dream.

Called Ferrari F12 TRS, the vehicle you see in the photos is based on the Ferrari F12berlinetta and was bought for an impressive $4.2 million. The price tag of the Ferrari F12 TRS makes the limited edition LaFerrari look cheap.

For those who don’t know, the standard Ferrari F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 engine that generates 740 hp and 690 Nm of torque.

Thanks to the V12 engine the F12berlinetta accelerates 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 Ferrari F12 TRS is a F12 with KERS, according to several sources of FerrariChat. This means that the F12 TRS is even faster than the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Ferrari created several one-off sports cars, so if you want to read more about them, you should check the SP12C built for Eric Clapton, P4/5 or the P540 Superfast Aperta.

The one-off Ferrari F12 TRS – derived from the Ferrari F12berlinetta – was actually a commission for an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta. It was initially inspired by the 1957 Ferrarri 250 Testa Rossa. Furthermore, the F12 TRS – designed by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team -- is the modern interpretation of the 1957 Ferarri 250 Testa Rossa and is a tribute to this moniker.

As built, the new Ferrari F12 TRS comes as a result of the carmaker’s classic approach of creating a truly integrated design. This allowed the F12 TRS to be as potent as the F12berlinetta. The F12 TRS is powered by 6262-cc V12 engine that could develop 740 CV of peak output and 690 Nm of maximum torque available at 9,000 rpm. This allowed the F12 TRS to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and from nil to 200 km/h in only 8.1 seconds.

The exterior of the new F12 TRS is marked by assertive sculpted forms emerging from the leading edge of the sharp Ferrari nose and flow back over the bonnet. It is further marked by a low, wraparound windscreen that forms a contrast to the body. Just like Ferrari’s front-engine sports cars of the 1950s and its more recent mid-engine berlinettas, the new F12 TRS has the signature red cylinder heads of its V12 engine visible through a window in the engine lid. Furthermore, the new F12 TRS comes with a reinterpreted version of the aerobridge that made its debut on F12berlinetta, giving the one-off sports barchetta a sculptural design flowing back from the sides along its entire length.

Meanwhile, the rear end of the F12 TRS features an evolved version of T-shaped graphic that has come to distinguish its truncated tail. This feature was partly influenced by the cabin shape that features long fuselage fairings flowing behind the headrests to the rear spoiler. The exterior and the interior are connected by a smooth ramp flowing from the central tunnel, which created a longitudinal aerodynamic channel that could deliver the so-called Venturi effect.

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