Video: Ferrari Highlights the F12tdf’s Rear-Wheel Steering

    Ferrari has just released a new video showcasing the advanced rear-wheel steering system of the F12tdf.

    The system has been dubbed Passo Corto Virtuale (Virtual Short Wheelbase) with its primary goal to reduce oversteer in the front-engined supercar. The system operates the rear wheels based on steering input, the steering angle of the front wheels as well as the vehicle’s speed to determine the optimum amount of rear-wheel steering necessary. The implementation of the system has also allowed Ferrari to installed 275 mm tyres at the front.

    Powering the car is the same 6.3-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine as the F12 Berlinetta. However, power has been significantly increased 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.

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