The stock Ferrari F12berlinetta is a handsome grand tourer. This one has received some extreme tuning that includes two huge turbos protruding out of the hood. The powertrain overhaul gives this Prancing Horse 1,500 bhp (1,119 kilowatts).
TV personality and mechanic Aaron Kaufman modified this F12berlinetta and showed it off on the Daily Driven Exotics YouTube channel. He purchased the Ferrari for $300,000 (approx. £218,000). After driving it on a kart track, he decided to undertake the turbo installation. The work started in 2020 and recently finished.
The Italian GT debuted in 2017 with a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 making 730 bhp (544 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-metres) of torque. This allowed for acceleration to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour) in 3.1 seconds and a claimed top speed of 211 miles per hour (340 kilometres per hour).
The biggest problem Kaufman had to face was the lack of space in the engine compartment for the installation of the turbos. To fit the, he had to cut the bonnet and still had work to keep components in their original position as much as possible.
The goal of the project is that the twin-turbo powertrain can put out about 1,500 bhp. This is more than twice as much as the original production car.
The twin-turbo Ferrari made its debut in Santa Ana, California, on 19 July, and video of the event, attended by a large audience, revealed a decidedly different sound than the stock F12berlinetta, both because of the turbochargers and because of the racing exhaust system. Surely the folks at Daily Driven Exotics will not miss the opportunity to test the car on the channel in the near future.
This F12 model is not the only one in the world with a turbocharged engine. In 2013, Mansory made a one-off example with a twin-turbo setup. An American tuner also did it by installing the turbos below the engine.