Words & photos - Daniel Bevis
Ferrari love to build one-off specials. It helps to tie their contemporary models into a long and distinguished tradition of coachbuilding, exemplary client relations, and just creating beautiful things for the sake of it. And so it was that in June of last year they debuted the F12 TRS at the Ferrari Cavalcade in Sicily.
Based on the already astonishing F12berlinetta - a car that offers innovative aero and 730bhp - the TRS exists to fulfil the whims of a customer who envisaged the F12 as a racy barchetta. The Ferrari Styling Centre, headed by Flavio Manzoni, took the 1957 250 Testa Rossa as inspiration (hence the TRS moniker), and the V12's red heads are clearly visible through the bonnet in tribute. It's stripped out to be racier than the production model, which means no stereo, no glovebox, minimal aircon, no window controls... it's basically just a taut mass of carbon-fibre and Alcantara wrapped around a sodding great engine. And it looks pretty fabulous, doesn't it?
Spotted at Salon Privé 2014 - click here for more photos.