Because the regular F12tdf is obviously too mundane...
UPDATE: We finally found the SP275 RW Competizione on display and added 19 exclusive new images of it to our gallery. Click away!
Ferrari is no stranger to making special unique cars for clients not entirely satisfied with the standard production models. Recent examples include the F60 America and F12 TRS based on the F12berlinetta and the 458 MM Speciale, while this weekend at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali event in Daytona another bespoke car was quietly unveiled.
It’s called the SP275 RW Competizione and it’s based on either the regular F12 or the more hardcore F12tdf limited to 799 units and already sold out. Chances are it started off as the latter judging by the wider fenders and side slats. The yellow coupe sits pretty next to the 599-based P540 Superfast Aperta one-off and the aforementioned F60 America, with all three sporting a somewhat similar finish.
According to a member of the Ferrari Chat forums, the latest Special Projects car from Ferrari belongs to Dr. Rick Workman from Florida and he took delivery less than a week ago. It was built over the course of two years and wears a Giallo triplo strato (yellow triple layer) paint with blue carbon accents. The bodywork represents a nod to the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C owned by millionaire Preston Henn, a car considered by some as being the most valuable Ferrari ever that might be worth as much as $100 million.
Getting back to the SP275 RW Competizione, it’s unclear at this point whether it has any hardware upgrades over the not-so-regular F12tdf. The Tour de France special edition represents Ferrari’s pinnacle of naturally-aspirated engines, with a V12 pushing out 780 horsepower and 521 pound-feet. It’s enough punch to enable a 0-100 kilometres per hour run in 2.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 340 km/h (211 mph).
Details about the SP275 RW Competizione’s price tag are not available at the moment of writing, but you can imagine it was way more expensive than the F12tdf, which during its brief time on the market carried a starting price of €310,184 before taxes (about $442k CAD) .
Photos: Drew Phillips / Copyright 2016, Motor1.com