Harry Metcalfe recently had the opportunity to check out the eye-catching Touring Superleggera Aero 3 shortly after its global debut at the UK’s Salon Prive event.
Production of the car will be capped at just 15 units worldwide and it is based on a Ferrari F12berlinetta. The example featured in this video is number 1 and is painted in a shade known as Stratosphere Red.
While the car is based on a Ferrari, Touring Superleggera has created its own custom carbon fiber bodywork that makes it stand out. At the front, for example, the Aero 3 has a unique front grille and various air intakes. It also has a pair of slim, horizontal LED daytime running lights and a set of custom headlights.
The coachbuilder has then worked its magic on the roof of the F12 and extended it backward while affixing a large central shark fin that stretches through to an all-new rear fascia with bespoke taillights and a custom exhaust system.
Sitting under the skin is the F12’s 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that pumps out no less than 720 hp at 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft (689 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm. This engine is coupled to a seven-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters that sends the Aero’s power to the rear wheels. Touring Superleggera quotes a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 3.1 seconds and a 211 mph (339 km/h) top speed. While the company hasn’t added any power, the Aero 3 is 330 lbs (150 kg) lighter than an F12 so should be even better to drive.