This is one feisty Ferrari.
Last month we came across an interesting discovery from Daytona: a unique Ferrari F12 that looked like it had been merged with a Ferrari California. The result was surprisingly photogenic - turns out it was a bespoke model built for one very wealthy owner. Called the SP275 RW, the owner had it designed to mimic the iconic Ferrari 275 GTB that won the GT category in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hour race, which also happens to be the most expensive Ferrari ever made.
We knew the SP275 RW was based on the F12 at the time, but we didn’t know if it was based on the beautiful Berlinetta or its beefier brother, the limited edition F12tdf built in homage to the Tour de France which Top Gear's Chris Harris liked rather a lot in this year's series. Well, Ferrari has now confirmed our suspicions, revealing that the one-off exotic is indeed based on the frightfully-fast F12tdf and shares the same 6.3-liter V12 engine and gearbox. After only having some third party snapshots from Daytona to gaze at, we also get to see the first shots of the one-off exotic from Ferrari in all its glory as part of its official unveil.
Assuming the specs are identical to the rear-wheel drive F12tdf, this means the 6.3-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 in the SP275 RW delivers 769 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox – that’s 39 hp and 11 lb-ft of torque more than the standard F12 Berlinetta. The F12tdf can also reach 0 – 62 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds. You can see this unique model’s design cues from the original 275 GTB. Ferrari has fitted the SP275 RW with front engine-bay vents, and the F12berlinetta’s B-post quarterlights have been replaced by triple louvres in the three-quarter panel, which were hallmarks of the original design.
The stylish vertically-stacked headlights and 20-inch alloys are also unique to this Ferrari. One thing we still don’t know, however, is how much the owner paid for this beautiful prancing horse. It’s anyone’s guess, but considering the limited F12tdf was sold for $500,000 when it was brand new, we would guess quite a lot.