Updated: Nov 7, 2020
TDF, tour de France, probably one of the most legendary races in the world if not the most Legendary, why did I say that, cause completing the tour de France was Fucking hard, it was not everyone’s cup of tea. You had to drive through the whole of France in under 24 Hours along with your Co-driver. And you had to drive through the country roads, dirt, rainy roads everything, it was a true test of the Crescendo of the Driver and the Car, it was a race that made the Le Mans like a Sunday Walk. It started around 1899 and ended in the year 1986 with Francois Chatriot winning the last Tour De France race in his Renault 5 Maxi Turbo.
Now the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France” was a car that was specifically made for the TDF it had quite a humongous impact on the Race and it went on to become one of the All-time Legend in the Tdf history, but with the 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France” the TDF name Died, but who knew that the TDF tag will be revived again in the form of the F12 Tdf, launched in 2015, exactly 65 years after the end of the 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France, now as I said in the SVJ video, this tag isn’t just any tag, it has been carried by one of the all-time Ferrari legends, a 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France may cost you about 5 Million Pounds or even more, that alone should justify how great this Car was and how great the F12 TDF needs to be.
The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France came with a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter v12 engine with 250 Horsepower, that might not seem like much today but back in 1950, this was a lot.
So is the F12 a proper tribute to the legend or is it not worth the Price tag and the name?
Well………IT IS!!!!! Hell Yeah, there couldn’t be a better Car than the F12 TDF, to put it in a Nutshell the F12 is a Car which you Drool about in your Dreams, it’s the perfect driver’s car, a car meant to test a Driver’s capabilities, a Car that not anyone but only the worthy few just like Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir.
Now someone might come up and say, but bro it hasn’t got a manual so how is it a true driver’s car. And the answer is simple, not every car that doesn’t have a manual isn’t a true driver’s car, many of them are like the McLaren 600Lt, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and many others and at the top of the list is the Ferrari F12 TDF.
Now the F12 TDF when it was launched cost 100,000 Pounds more than the standard F12 Berlinetta, 100,000 Pounds more for a car that’s just 110 Kg’s lighter and has 40 Bhp more, that’s insane, of course, it is but is it worth it…... Hell Yeah.
When we are talking about a car like the Ferrari F12 Tdf, you don’t look at the Price and of course, if you don’t have the money to afford it but if have the means to buy one, I can’t think of any reason that might be holding you back.