The car made its debut at the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade in Siciliy, Italy and features a distinctive open layout with a speedster-like, wraparound windscreen that forms a long dark band of glass in contrast to the car’s body.
Based on the F12berlinetta, the F12 TRS was developed at a client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta and one of the initial inspirations for the project was the 1957 250 Testa Rossa.
The car has the same performance figures as the F12berlinetta – including a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 s and 0-200 km/h acceleration in 8.1 s – thanks to the 740 cv and 690 Nm at 9,000 rpm delivered by its 6262 cm3 V12 engine.
While at the moment only a single official image has been released, there are additional details on the car, that we are reporting below.
From the official Press Release:
The V12 engine’s signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the engine lid, a concept inspired as much by the front-engined Ferrari sports cars of the 1950s as our more recent mid-engined berlinettas.
The aerobridge, introduced on the F12berlinetta, has been given a new treatment in this car, resulting in a sculptural design that runs back from the flanks along the entire length of the car.
The design of the rear marks an evolution of the T-shaped graphic that characterises the F12’s truncated tail and is influenced to some extent by the cabin shape with long fuselage fairings running behind the headrests into the rear spoiler.
A smooth ramp runs from the central tunnel too, linking interior and exterior and creating a longitudinal aerodynamic channel to deliver an innovative Venturi effect completed by a vent under the spoiler.
The cockpit is light and pared-back to the barest driving essentials, creating a sense of powerful, uncompromising sportiness with no concessions to superfluous comfort. Even some of the controls for the likes of the air conditioning, for instance, have been cut back, while the glove compartment, central air vents, mats, audio system, window controls and odds-and-ends holders have all been removed.
Most of the materials used aboard, such as black matt carbon-fibre, leather and Alcantara, are technical, while the same multi-layer red paint developed specifically for the exterior adorns the central tunnel and the door panels.
Although inspired by the traditional Rosso Corsa, the new bodywork colour was developed using multi-layer and micalised paint technologies.