Introduced in 2012, the Ferrari F12 berlinetta has yet to receive an update as of 2015. However, the company’s newest grand tourer spawned a host of special-edition and one-off supercars crafted by its Special Projects division. Notable iterations include the F12 TRS, the SP America, and the F60 America, with the latter built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in North America. Also used to celebrate Ferrari’s first Tailor Made Center in Asia Pacific as the Polo Edition, the F12berlinetta returns into the spotlight as a modern-day tribute to the iconic 250 GTO.

Dubbed Tour de France Edition, the bespoke grand tourer pays homage to the Ecurie Francorchamps GTO that won the Tour de France race in 1964 with Belgian driver Lucien Bianchi behind the wheel. With Ferrari having won 13 races between 1951 and 1982, the Tour de France is now regarded as one of the most important racing events in the automaker’s history. That said, it’s no surprise Ferrari used a Tour de France winner as inspiration for a bespoke F12berlinetta. Keep reading to find out more about the latest special-edition supercar to come from Ferrari’s Tailor Made division.

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  • 2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta Tour de France Edition
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    F1 dual-clutch transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    740 @ 8500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    508 @ 6000
  • Displacement:
    6262 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.1 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    211 mph
  • Price:
    350000 (Est.)
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Exterior

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Other than the silver-and-yellow livery, this F12berlinetta is identical to its standard siblings as far as the exterior goes.

This particular F12berlinetta sports an Argento Auteil exterior paint, a hue provided by the company’s Tailor Made program and not available among the supercar’s options. While the color itself is far from spectacular, it matches the silver that adorned the 250 GTO that won the 1964 Tour de France.Same with the Modena Yellow stripe painted across the hood.

Other than the silver-and-yellow livery, this F12berlinetta is identical to its standard siblings as far as the exterior goes. And while it might seem boring to the untrained eye, classic car enthusiasts will know that the Tour de France Edition pays tribute to an iconic race-spec Ferrari.

Interior

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Additionally, the roof liner and side panels are wrapped in a soft, water-repellent fabric dubbed Mycro Prestige.

More custom-made goodies can be found on the inside, starting with the Tobacco Soul leather seats. The upholstery gives the F12berlinetta’s interior a vintage look and complements the otherwise black and silver layout of the cabin. Interestingly enough, although Ferrari claims the seats can only be wrapped in Tobacco Soul upholstery, the example showcased in the promo video features blue seats. These were common in the 250 GTOs of the 1960s, but their appearance makes things around the Tour de France Edition rather confusing.

Moving on, the Tour de France theme continues on the silver door handles and the center console, which also feature the trademark Modena Yellow stripe. The floor mats are made from SuperFrabric, a "tough, super-grippy material featuring a 3D design developed exclusively for Ferrari." Additionally, the roof liner and side panels are wrapped in a soft, water-repellent fabric dubbed Mycro Prestige. Lastly, the floor features a triangular pattern similar to the classic 250 GTO’s. All told, Ferrari successfully managed to give the F12berlinetta’s interior a unique and racy flavor while maintaining its luxury.

Drivetrain

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Maranello makes no mention of the car’s powertrain, so it’s safe to assume the 6.3-liter, V-12 engine remains stock in the Tour de France Edition. That’s far from being a drawback though, as the unit cranks out 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. Routed to the wheels through a seven-speed, F1 dual-clutch transmission, the oomph enables the grand tourer to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 211 mph. The fantastic exhaust note the F12berlinetta makes a perfect modern interpretation of the 250 GTO.

Prices

Ferrari has yet to reveal pricing information for the F12berlinetta Tour de France Edition, and, as is the case with all Tailor Made models, you’ll have to reach out to Maranello for more details. Be prepared for a hefty premium on top of the standard car’s $322,600 sticker, though.

Competition

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition

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Lamborghini is celebrating its relationship with Pirelli with this Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition.

The Aventador might have its engine mounted behind the seats, but it’s the most suited Lamborghini to go against the F12berlinetta. However, since Lambo has no successful classic race car to celebrate, customers looking for a special-edition model will have to settle for the Pirelli Edition. Built to celebrate the fact that Pirelli has been providing Lamborghini with performance tires since Ferruccio established the firm back in 1963, the Aventador Pirelli Edition is equipped with a host of unique features inside and out.

The exterior stands out thanks to a bespoke livery that brings together matte and glossy finishes. Unlike the F12berlinetta Tour de France, the Pirelli Edition can be had in one of 10 exterior combinations. A transparent engine hood and lightweight Dione wheels finished in gloss-black come standard. The interior boasts black Alcantara with red contrast stitching, Lamborghini and Pirelli crests, and a "Pirelli special series" plaque.

Unlike the exterior and the interior, the Pirelli Edition’s drivetrain remains unaltered, meaning power comes from the naturally aspirated, 6.5-liter, V-12 engine rated at a mind-boggling 690 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Power travels to the pavement through a seven-speed, semi-automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. This helps the Aventador blast from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, making it 0.2 ticks quicker than the F12berlinetta. Top speed is 217 mph. Available in both coupe and roadster versions, the Aventador Pirelli Edition is expected to fetch in excess of $400,000.

Conclusion

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The F12berlinetta may be three years old as of 2015, but its outstanding performance figures allow it to remain one of the most powerful and quickest supercars around. And the fact that it’s one of the very few supercars to sport a front-engine layout makes the F12berlinetta that much more impressive. Needless to say, the Tailor Made has the ability to turn the Italian grand tourer into one of the most customizable vehicles on the market today. The brand showcased its potential in the past with the F12berlinetta Polo Edition, only to return with a stunning tribute to the mighty 250 GTO. Ferrari has not forgotten about its racing heritage and the F12berlinetta Tour de France proves that.

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Press Release

The 2015 Dream Cars Show in Brussels, where the Ferrari stand featured both the new California T and four-seater, four-wheel drive FF, also provides the perfect showcase for one of the latest creations from Maranello’s Tailor Made bespoke personalisation programme. The F12berlinetta in question, displayed by Ferrari and Francorchamps Motors, pays homage to the Ecurie Francorchamps team, specifically the 250 GTO in which Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger won the 1964 Tour de France.

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The V12 sports an Argento Auteil body with a triple-layer cross-stripe on its bonnet that is a modern take on the original Modena yellow used by the Ecurie Francorchamps. The interiors are mostly black with tobacco Soul leather seat upholstery for a vintage look. However, technical materials also make an appearance, most notably for the mats and boot trim which are in SuperFabric, a tough, super-grippy “bulletproof” material featuring a 3D design developed exclusively for Ferrari. The F12berlinetta’s ceiling liner and side panels are in Mycro Prestige, a soft, light, water-repellent and breathable fabric. The floor is triangular-pattern metal as per the classic cars of the past. The interior finish is bodywork-colour aluminium with yellow detailing on the bridge and door handles.

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