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This Ferrari F12 tdf Features A Unique Livery That Lives Up To Its Name

It's expected to fetch $1.3 million when it goes under the hammer in Arizona next month.

The Ferrari F12 was a fabulous supercar in practically every way, but that didn’t stop the Italian automaker from improving on near-perfection. The result was the ferocious F12 tdf named after the Tour de France and the legendary 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France that came before it. The F12 tdf was the one of the most extreme road-going supercars Ferrari had ever produced at the time, packing a 6.5-liter V12 producing 769-horsepower. Unsurprisingly, Top Gear's Chris Harris was utterly besotted with it.

It’s since been replaced by the 812 Superfast which extracts nearly 800 horses from its 6.5-liter V12, but the F12 tdf is still no slouch with a 0-62 mph of less than three seconds. It’s also a lot rarer than the standard F12 Berlinetta and 812 Superfast, as only 799 units of the F12 tdf were produced which makes used examples considerably more expensive. This 2017 example heading to RM Sotheby's upcoming sale in Arizona next year certainly lives up to its Tour De France moniker, as it was finished a unique Azzurro La Plata livery featuring French racing stripes. Its light blue paint finish and hand-painted Scuderia shields on the fenders hark back to the Tour de France-winning 250 GT.

The interior is equally lavish, trimmed in Alcantara with copious amounts of carbon fiber accents. In total, $110,000 worth of optional extras were fitted to this unique F12 tdf - the carbon fiber options cost $39,000 alone, but we suspect a lot of the cost can be attributed to the custom livery. Since it was delivered to Ferrari of San Diego, the supercar has been kept in virtually new condition having only clocked up 200 miles. RM Sotheby’s estimates that this one of a kind Ferrari F12 tdf will fetch $1.3 million when it goes under the hammer in Arizona next month.

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