Ferrari is already a favorite with celebrity and athletes who toss six-figure sums on the Italian super cars to bask in the lap of luxury. Once in a while, Ferrari gets an even more intriguing request, and apparently it came with a large enough check for it to bother to build a one-off F12 TRS, a supercar originally inspired by the 1957 250 Testa Rossa.
The world got its first peek at the rare Ferrari at the Ferrari Cavalcade in Sicily and … let’s just say it turned heads. Ferrari started with a F12berlinetta, stripped it of A/C controls, glove compartment, mats, audio system and even controls. Luxury touches left intact include black matt carbon-fiber, leather and Alcantara.
The performance of the F12 TRS surely wasn’t compromised at all, as it sprints 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 8.1 seconds. Powered by a massive V-12 with 690 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm, it is similar to the F12berlinetta.
Ferrari says the client requested “an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta” inspired by the vintage 1957 250 Testa Rossa. The company’s designer combined the style of the legacy vehicle and new technology, with the familiar V-12 red cylinder heads visible and clearly paying homage to “front-engined Ferrari sports cars of the 1950s as our more recent mid-engined berlinettas,”Ferrari said in a statement.
Photo Credit: Newspress