Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
As if the name isn’t enough to suggest its speed, the Ferrari 812 Superfast’s silhouette is reminiscent of the much loved F12berlinetta, its predecessor.
Power comes from a fresh 6.5L V12 that chunks 789 horses at 8,500 revs while providing 718 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, 80% of which is accessible at a low 3,500 rpm. These performance figures were achieved thanks to its redesigned variable intake extracted from F1’s know-how on naturally-aspirated engines. Dual-clutch transmission supplies faster reaction gear-shifts and sharper throttle response.
Ferrari bestowed new technology on the 812 Superfast. Among which are the new Electric Power Steering, Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 System (PCV), and their latest version of Side Slip Control (SSC), all working in harmony to create an exhilarating and agile vehicle.
While advanced technology features permeated throughout the 812 Superfast, it’s high tail, and fastback design pays homage to the classic 365 GTB4. Ferrari is known to play with aerodynamics, and you can be sure the 812 Superfast has plenty of it. Sitting across each LED headlights are air intakes, providing ample amount of cooling as air passes through the engine and exiting to windscreen. Active flaps are visible underneath the front, coupled with sculptured ducts at the rear quarter panels feed the necessary auxiliary downforce.
Interior is mesmerizing. A complement to the menacing stance of the exterior. It is littered with black leather in red stitches and grey accents that screams racing. Air Conditioning vents look more like fighter jet engines, only these blow cool air. Elongated flappy paddle shifts, thumb-operated indicators, and variable driving modes are all present on the steering wheel, begging to be touched.
This is the fastest front mid-mounted engine Ferrari ever made and claims to have set the benchmark for the next generation of grand tourer. It comes in a special shade of red called Rosso Settanta, a fitting tribute to the company’s 70th anniversary.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast will debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March. No words on the price yet but expect it to hover around $390,000.
|Type||V12 – 65°|
|Overall displacement||6,496 cc|
|Maximum power output *||588 kW (800 cv) at 8,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque *||718 Nm at 7,000 rpm|
Weight and dimensions
|Dry weighto**||1,525 kg|
|Weight distribution||46-53% front/rear|
|Maximum speed||>340 Km/h|
|0-100 km/h||2.9 sec|
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions ***
|Fuel consumption||14,9 l/100km|
|* With 5 cv ram effect**With lightweight optionals*** Under homologation. ECE+EUDC with standard HELE system|