For most drivers, being in a position to buy the £239,000 Ferrari F12 would be more than enough to set them apart from other road users. However, for some it simply isn’t exclusive enough, as one Ferrari fanatic proved after commissioning Ferrari to make him his own bespoke model.
The result is the Ferrari F12 TRS. Said to be inspired by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and described by the Italian marque as “an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta”, the car features radically altered bodywork including an open cabin with a wraparound windscreen.
The engine has been unaltered, and that’s no bad thing – the standard F12 comes fitted with a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine developing an astonishing 730bhp. Performance figures are identical to the standard car, including a 3.1 second 0-62mph sprint time.
No images have been released of the interior but has been described by Ferrari as being pared back, focusing on the bare driving essentials. As such, the glove compartment, central air vents, audio system, window controls and storage bins have been removed – enforcing the car’s position as one for special occasions rather than a daily-driver.
Ferrari has a long history in creating bespoke one-offs for its preffered customers. Through the marque’s ‘Atelier’ programme customers can customise their supercars, from minor details to coloured seatbelts and unique interior trim, to full-on one-off models such as this.
Previous bespoke models include the stunning Enzo-based P4/5 and the SP12 EC – a 458 Italia restyled as an homage to the classic 70s 512 BB model, which was built for Eric Clapton.
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June 25, 2014