Ferrari Reveals How It Modified Its V12 Into A 770-HP Italian Masterpiece

Mamma Mia!

Ferrari has mastered the process of making incredible pieces of engineering art. That’s a fact. Just look at everything it’s ever done, and the V12 under the hood of the just revealed F12tdf is no exception. It’s more than just the same 6.3-liter unit found in the F12berlinetta. Sure, the basic structure is the same, but the modifications are mighty impressive. This was no simple ECU tune job. The additional 40 or so horsepower extracted from the carmaker’s "best V12 ever built" wasn’t easy to do, but the job got done. Bless Ferrari.

Starting with the use of race-inspired mechanical tappets and variable-geometry intake trumpets used in Formula 1 cars, the naturally aspirated V12 has never been better.

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