This one-off Ferrari F12 has KERS … and costs $4.2 million

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If you’ve got the money, Ferrari’s got the time.

The Italian supercar manufacturer has something of a niche for creating one-off, special edition Ferraris for high-value customers, but only if they’ve got the pocketbook to back it up. 

There was Eric Clapton’s dazzling, $4.75 million SP12 EC, James Glickenhaus’ P4/5 racecar, and countless other rare Ferraris that you’ll probably never see unless you happen to strike oil in your backyard. These Ferrari’s are for the absolute top of the tax bracket, those who have no idea what the words “credit limit” mean.

A new addition to Ferrari’s exclusive one-off club is a special edition F12 Berlinetta, details of which have just surfaced online via GTSpirit.

The modified F12 looks to have a chopped top, a reworked front bumper, and black accents riddling the car’s body. The aft section is especially dramatic, with enormous air intakes replacing the standard F12’s sloping rear glass. 

Ferrari F12 TRS

The tailor-made Ferrari is rumored to be called with F12 TRS, which makes sense as Ferrari just trademarked the F12 TRS symbol earlier this month. More exciting, however, are the rumors that the TRS has been fitted with an F1-inspired Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which recoups energy from the brakes and funnels it back into an electric drive system.

The standard Berlinetta is powered by a 730-horsepower, 6.3-liter V12, making it the most powerful road-going stallion outside of LaFerrari. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, so any extra power from the KERS should make this specially commissioned TRS ridiculously fast.

The asking price? A cool $4.2 million. That’ll get you a brand new McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and a LaFerrari with $800,000 leftover for gas and valet bills. So unless you’ve got a few platinum records lying around, you’d better start saving. 

(Photos via GTSpirit)

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