Ferrari Reveals One-Off F12 Berlinetta
One of the 90 cars taking part in the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade this past weekend was the F12 TRS, a one-off custom design making its public debut on Sicilian soil.
Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the car was developed at a client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta. The company says the F12 TRS is Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team’s modern take on a 1957 250 Testa Rossa.
The car manages the same performance figures as the F12 Berlinetta including 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.1 s and 0-124 mph acceleration in 8.1 s, thanks to the massive 720 bhp and maximum torque of 509 ft lb at 9,000 rpm delivered by its 6262 cm3 V12 engine.
The V12 engine’s signature red cylinder heads are also visible through a window in the engine lid, a concept inspired as much by the front-engined Ferrari sports cars of the 1950s as the brand’s 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 a Venturi effect completed by a vent under the spoiler.
The cockpit is pared-back to the barest driving essentials. 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 red paint developed specifically for the exterior is featured on the central tunnel and the door panels.