Video: Ferrari Details the F12tdf’s Improved V12 Engine

    Just after revealing the 2016 Ferrari F12tdf in all its glory, the company has dropped an animated video showcasing the car’s new and improved engine. The clip highlights the key differences between the F12tdf’s engine and the 6.3-litre V12 found in the standard F12 Berlinetta.

    Some of the key modifications include a lighter plenum without resonators, increased airbox capacity, new throttle valves, a new inlet manifold, hydraulic acuators and more. All up, these changes see power increase significantly from 719 hp up to 770 hp at 8500 rpm. Meanwhile, torque has been bumped from 509 lb-ft to 520 lb-ft at 6750 rpm with 80 per cent of that peak torque figure available from 2500 rpm.

    Thanks to these horsepower and torque gains, the Ferrari F12tdf will accelerate to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds before maxing out a top speed in excess of 340 km/h. In order to boost the engine’s efficiency, Ferrari has drawn on its Formula One experience. As such, fuel consumption sits at 18.3 mpg with 360 g/km of CO2 emissions being emitted. Aiding in the vehicle’s acceleration is the modified dual-clutch seven-speed transmission with shorter gear ratios. Additionally, 110 kg of weight has been saved thanks to the use of new carbon fibre parts. All told, the F12tdf weighs 1415 kg.

    Elsewhere, the Ferrari F12tdf has been fitted with the same one-piece brake calipers as the LaFerrari allowing the Italian supercar to brake from 100 km/h to zero in just 30.5 metres. Altogether, the changes have led to a 1 minute and 21 second lap time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track. By comparison, the regular F12 Berlinetta laps the circuit in 1:23 while the LaFerrari does so in 1:19.7.

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