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Ferrari debuts R44-million F12 TRS

2014-06-25 11:14

DO YOU HAVE R44-MILION TO SPARE? The one-off V12-powered F12 TRS made its debut at the 2014 Ferrari Cavalcade, a parade of the automaker’s cars participated by its top clients hoping to snap up a limited edition model. Image: Ferrari

MARANELLO, Italy – The 2014 Ferrari Cavalcade, the third edition of this annual Ferrari parade, saw 90 cars from 27 countries, including a few LaFerraris, form part of a Prancing Horse parade on the Italian island of Sicily.

One of the cars participating in the 2014 Ferrari Cavalcade of the automaker’s top clients, was a one-off custom design making its public debut on Sicilian soil – F12 TRS.
Based on the F12berlinetta, the car was developed at a client’s request by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre to be an extreme, two-seat, open-top sports barchetta*. One of the initial inspirations for the project was the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, hence the its name.

0-100KM IN 3.1 SECONDS

It’s powered by the same 6.3-litre V12 as the F12berlinetta (545kW/690Nm) capable of reaching 0-100km in 3.1sec and 340km/h.

The car costs equivalent of R44-million, despite the interior being stripped-down to reduce weight.

As befits its extreme nature, it has an assertive design manifesting in its sculpted wraparound windscreen forming a dark band of glass in contrast to the standard F12’s A-pillar and roof. The most obvious deviation from the standard F12 is the lack of a roof.

From the front lip to it side skirts, carbon-fibred details adorn the TRS, matched by a deep diffuser.

Its V12's red cylinder heads can be seen through a window on the engine lid, a concept inspired by front-engined Ferraris of the 1950's. Its design marks an evolution of the T-shaped graphic that characterises the F12’s truncated rear.


Ferrari engineers condensed the number of controls in the cabin in an effort to deliver a “minimalistic” effect. To save weight, the glove box, central air vents, floor mats and audio system have been ditched, allowing drivers to focus on, well, driving.

The transmission tunnel and door panels are also red. Carbon–fibred trim and Alcantara and leather have used throughout.

Its red paint job was inspired by the traditional Rosso Corsa but is actually a new colour using multiple layers and micalised paint technologies.


The Ferrari Cavalcade, first held in 2012, offers Prancing Horse enthusiasts a chance to snap up limited edition Ferraris. The event is held in a different Italian region each year and is open to collectors who own a minimum of five Ferraris, of which there are more than 300.

There are a limited number of places assigned to the various markets.

* A barchetta was originally an Italian-styled open-topped, two-seat sports car built for racing from 1940 tp 1950.

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