Ferrari 812 Superfast Revealed


Ferrari has revealed its latest creation, the 812 Superfast! 

In the words of the great William Shakespeare, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This may very well apply to Ferrari’s latest 812 Superfast. Apart from its name, it does indeed look Superfast and the sweetness is made even sweeter by the fact that it’s powered by the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 to come from Ferrari. Take a look at the details!

Power figures

The 812 Superfast is essentially a revised F12 Berlinetta, but with more power and torque. Power comes courtesy of a larger 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 588 kW at 8 500 rpm and 718 Nm of torque, all of which is available from 7 000 rpm.

Those numbers will ensure a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 2.9 seconds and the 812 Superfast is claimed to reach a top speed of 340 kph. Throttle response has been enhanced with specific gear ratios and lighting fast upshifts and downshifts delivered by the 812 Superfast’s dual-clutch transmission.

This is the first Ferrari to feature Electric Power Steering (EPS) and combined with the car’s electronic vehicle dynamics controls and the latest version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC), the driver is able to exploit every ounce of performance on offer from the 812 Superfast. Another first is the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) that improves handling and reduces vehicle response times.

Design details

The 812 Superfast was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre with a fastback, high-tail silhouette that is reminiscent of the 1969 365 GTB4. The model features flared wheel arches, full LED headlights and 4 round taillights.

Aerodynamics are enhanced with active flaps found at the front of the underbody as well as an aerodynamic by-pass at the rear to assist with downforce. The 812 Superfast wears a new colour called Rosso Settanta, marking Ferrari’s 70th anniversary.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast will make its world debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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