Google Executive Benjamin Sloss Buys a Ferrari F12tdf

One of the benefits of being the vice president of the one of the world’s most powerful companies is the ability to own supercars that the rest of us only dream of. Google Vice President, Benjamin Sloss, just acquired the ultra-rare and very fast limited-edition Ferrari F12tdf. This variant of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has received a boost in horsepower, aerodynamics and interior refinements that help this exotic hug the road and deliver supercar performance to those who are less experienced at driving these types of vehicles.

One of the benefits of being the vice president of the one of the world’s most powerful companies is the ability to own supercars that the rest of us only dream of. Google Vice President, Benjamin Sloss, just acquired the ultra-rare and very fast limited-edition Ferrari F12tdf. This variant of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has received a boost in horsepower, aerodynamics and interior refinements that help this exotic hug the road and deliver supercar performance to those who are less experienced at driving these types of vehicles.

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One of the biggest challenges to owning the original Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was having the skills necessary to maintain control of such a challenging sports car. Ferrari specifically addressed the issues associated with oversteer when designing the F12tdf. This is what Ferrari had to say in their press release for the supercar. “The F12tdf’s performance is assured by the 780 cv, naturally-aspirated V12 derived directly from the F12berlinetta’s multi-award-winning engine. The car’s exhilarating dynamic behavior, specifically its lateral acceleration in corners, is due to an 8% increase in the ratio of the front tyres compared to the rear ones. The car’s natural tendency to oversteer as a result of the change in tyre sizes is compensated for by the innovative rear-wheel steering system – known as the Virtual Short Wheelbase, which is integrated with the other vehicle dynamic control systems – that guarantees the steering wheel response times and turn-in of a competition car while increasing stability at high speed. Cornering speeds are also higher thanks to the significant increase in downforce -+87%- which has reached unprecedented level for a front-engined V12 Berlinetta.”

The Ferrari F12tdf increases power by 30 hp over the production model and provides 520 lb-ft of torque that is cranked out of a 6.2-liter V12 capable of reaching 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph. Ferrari has chosen to seek out wealthy buyers that potentially lack the driving experience required to handle cars with these capabilities. Here’s how Ferrari explained this issue in their press release, “Ferrari’s engineers sought to create an extremely agile and powerful car which could also be driven by less expert driver. They drew on the wealth of experience built up in the XX programmes which are dedicated to developing extremely high performance cars driven by non-professional drivers.”


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