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A very special Ferrari F12tdf

A very special Ferrari F12tdf

The President of Ferrari Club Belgium and his Tailor Made F12tdf inspired by the 330 P4

It was a packed week for Nicola D’Aniello, President of Ferrari Club Belgium. After a journey through Italy with his 599 GTO, as part of the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia, D’Aniello stopped at Maranello. A dream come true awaited him there: a unique F12tdf, personalised through the Tailor Made programme to the point that it was practically one of a kind. TOFM had a brief chat with him at the event.

 

The Official Ferrari Magazine: Tell us about your passion for Ferrari.

Nicola D'Aniello: It’s something I picked up from my father, an Italian who emigrated to Belgium for work. There was definitely no shortage of scale model Ferrari vehicles at our house. Once I was able, I moved the collection to my garage: I bought my first Ferrari in 2008, a 430 Scuderia, followed by a 599 GTO in 2010 and in 2012 a 458 Speciale.

The Tailor Made F12tdf echoes the livery of the 1967 330 P4
The Tailor Made F12tdf echoes the livery of the 1967 330 P4

TOFM: …and now your new car: a Tailor Made F12tdf. A very special project…

NDA: My dream was to pay tribute to Jacques Swaters’ Écurie Francorchamps, which later became the Écurie Nationale Belge. A small team that won absolute third place at the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours with a 330 P4 and with Willy Mairesse and Jean Blaton. It was an amazing moment. This F12tdf was inspired by that car: the livery, the details and the interior are all meant to relive that exciting period with a modern twist.

The original 330 P4 at Le Mans, scene of its greatest victory
The original 330 P4 at Le Mans, scene of its greatest victory

TOFM: Can you share anything about how the vehicle was designed? 

NDA: I showed up at the Tailor Made atelier in Maranello with a model of the 330 P4 and more than 200 photos. It took almost three hours to find a configuration that was as faithful as possible. We had to discard a few of the changes I had in mind, but I have to say that the end result exceeds all expectations.

The F12tdf's interior is truly unique
The F12tdf's interior is truly unique

TOFM: What’s your take on the Tailor Made programme?

NDA: It’s amazing. Every Ferrari is one-of-a-kind, but with this programme it’s even more unique. The car is designed to match your vision. It’s extreme personalisation. The only way to personalise a car more is through the one-off programme. There’s no doubt that from now on I will only have Tailor Made Ferraris!

The F12tdf's distinctive look was created with the help of 200 original photos
The F12tdf's distinctive look was created with the help of 200 original photos

TOFM: What does Ferrari mean to you?

NDA: Ferrari is passion. I consider the world of Ferrari one big family. Club members share a deep bond of friendship, and the men and women who work at Maranello are particularly attentive. They make me feel at home. It’s a special quality, one that few others can boast.

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