Top Gear’s Chris Harris is one of the few people on this earth who can say they’ve spent a considerable amount of time behind the wheel of the Ferrari F12. That makes him the perfect person to give us his impressions on the Ferrari F12 TdF – Ferrari’s grippier, more powerful take on its twelve cylinder front-engine GT.
To make the F12 more at home on the racetrack, Ferrari gave it 20 percent more front-end grip, trimmed out nearly 250 lbs of weight and added a rear-wheel steering system. They also fiddled with the aerodynamics and toyed with the 730 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine, extracting an additional 39 horsepower for a whopping total of 769hp.
So how have these changes affected the car? Harris, whose driven just about everything under the sun, said the F12 TdF “scared the sh*t,” out of him the first time he drove it. We remember former Top Gear present Jeremy Clarkson saying a similar thing about the standard F12, so Harris shouldn’t feel ashamed that the TdF made him feel a bit unnerved.
See what else Harris had to say about the F12 TdF by watching the Top Gear video at this link.