What do you get when you take a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, shave of nearly 150 kilograms, and add a splash 1930’s styling?
The new Touring Superleggera Aero3 will split opinions based on one feature alone, its rear fin, which you will either like or loath it. The last time we saw the firm turn its pen to an Italian sports car, we got the Disco Volante, based on the Alfa Romeo 8C
Paying homage to the Ferrari’s from as far back as the 1930’s, this new limited run is a pure blend of old school styling mixed with the modern, which will envelope all the usual supercar technology you would expect. The donor model will be the current F12 Berlinetta, with carbon fibre replacing all the panels to reduce weight, while still retaining the V12 engine. The chassis and drivetrain will remain the same.
The naturally aspirated 6.3 litre will produce the same 730 horse power as the F12, which will reach a top speed of 211mph, with a 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds. The restyled front grill will help with air cooling and extend the length of the bodywork by nearly 8 inches, while at the rear it will sport large square exhaust tips. Despite the added length, the figures will match that of the current F12.
The Inspiration for the Aero3 was taken from the 1930’s Ferrari and Alfa Romeo racers. The long sleek bonnet with and short back were a firm favourite with designers, and this feels like they have picked it right out of that era. Although the rear fin has no effect on aerodynamics, it does add to the overall design and look of the car.
The interior pretty much remains the same from the F12 Berlinetta, with only a couple of modifications to the overall look. The two tone colour mix gives it a feel of the classic Ferrari’s and the new, with black and red leather all round. All the technology in the centre console and the digital display dashboard remains the same.
No price has been set for the limited run of 15, but if you are successful in securing one, Touring Superleggera have estimated a 6 month build time per car but we feel it will be well worht it.