On this planet of supercars, Ferrari is an oft talked about identify. The Italian carmaker has a racing pedigree that’s the stuff of legends, has a few of the most excessive supercars and hypercars ever made, and has a sure approach of discovering methods to make their vehicles each sound and look particular.
TheSuperCarDriver, a UK based mostly overview and remark channel on all issues supercars, was not too long ago provided the possibility to drive a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta towards a 2015 Ferrari F12 tdf. Each vehicles are owned by “Pete,” a pal of the channel, and let’s simply say that the 17-minute lengthy video is effectively well worth the time.
Each vehicles are extraordinarily particular in their very own methods, with each being restricted version runs.
The 2015 458 Speciale Aperta was the final hurrah of the naturally aspirated V8 in a mid-engined Ferrari. Restricted to 499 vehicles whole, it was one of many vehicles that you just needed to be invited by Ferrari to purchase.
As is prudent within the final model of one thing, Ferrari made the Speciale Aperta’s V8 probably the most highly effective in Ferrari historical past. Utilizing 4.5 liters of displacement, the engine screams out 600 BHP and close to as makes no distinction 400 lbs-ft of torque. In a automobile that weighs lower than an everyday 458 Spider.
It additionally used a brand new weave of carbon fiber in its building, which Ferrari celebrated by including a light blue tint to it to carry out the fantastic thing about the weaving. When new, it was about $400,000 USD to purchase one. Values now vary nearer to $1 million.
In opposition to it, the 2015 Ferrari F12 tdf was one other restricted manufacturing automobile of solely 799 items. Boasting a 6.three liter V12 engine, the automobile punched out 770 BHP and 520 lbs-ft of torque.This was probably the most highly effective V12 within the “common” Ferrari lineup till the 812 Superfast.
To deal with the insane energy of the engine, the automobile was hunkered down, had a whole once-over when it comes to aerodynamics and stability, and had a number of lively aerodynamic spoilers and flaps.
These lively elements can be used when the onboard laptop detected it was the appropriate time to deploy them, such because the diffuser flaps dropping right down to interrupt the venturi impact underneath onerous braking, and the lively spoiler deploying throughout intense cornering.
If this sounds eerily acquainted to a different V12 Ferrari, it’s as a result of a lot of the expertise and aerodynamic bits for the F12 tdf got here from what Ferrari discovered whereas making the LaFerrari hypercar.
A cool half 1,000,000 when new, the F12 tdf today additionally instructions over $1 million at gross sales and auctions.
To see each, going at velocity, face to face, with loads of engine noise and huge, sweeping pictures, is simply what the physician ordered for a Thursday afternoon!