Ferrari gave its lunatic new F12tdf its first public outing at the annual Ferrari Racing Days festival at Mugello in Italy last weekend.
The Ferrari F12tdf is a lighter, faster version of the front-engined F12 supercar. It’s 6.3-litre V12 engine produces an extra 30bhp – 758bhp in all – and weighs 110kg less, reducing the 0-62mph time to a scant 2.9secs. Which is bonkersly fast.
When we first brought you news of the F12tdf, we wondered what its engine sounds like on the 8,900rpm limiter. If you’ve already watched the video above, you’ll know.
Ferrari’s F1 drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, were on hand to give the F12tdf a thorough work-out at Mugello. Kimi even indulged in some very spectacular donuts, because… Well, because he’s Kimi. And you just would.
And the noise? Like a viking war trumpet sounding the advance. We’re not sure that’s actually a thing, but it’s the least tortured metaphor we could up with to describe the noise a fully-lit F12tdf makes.