At the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show, Ferrari presents the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history. Created for those demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range, the super vehicle delivers exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.
The 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car range. It is powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv and reaches maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/l. The engine’s power is underscored by a full, rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement. Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pick-up even at low revs. The 812 Superfast’s dual-clutch transmission has specific gear ratios which, combined with shorter up and down-shifting times between gears, sharpen throttle response still further.
Thanks to the leading-edge control systems and components, the Ferrari 812 Superfast delivers unparalleled handling and roadholding. It’s the first Ferrari to feature EPS (Electric Power Steering) which, in accordance with Ferrari’s uncompromising engineering approach, is used to fully exploit the potential of the car’s performance and, through the complete integration with all the electronic vehicle dynamics controls – including the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC) – make its powerful performance easier to handle and even more thrilling to exploit.
The 812 Superfast is being launched in a special new colour, Rosso Settanta, which marks the company’s 70th anniversary. Its two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the 365 GTB4 of 1969. The design of the flanks visually shortens the tail and is characterised by impressively muscular wheelarches which imbue the 812 Superfast with the power and aggression warranted by its imposing V12. Full-LED headlights integrated into the design of the sculpted air intakes on the bonnet also emphasise that front muscle, integrating with, and wrapping around the front wheelarch. At the rear, four round tail-lights inspired by Ferrari tradition emphasise a design crafted around horizontal lines and give the 812 Superfast a broad, imposing stance, visually lowering both spoiler and cabin.
The 812 Superfast’s cabin has been given a sporty look with the main elements seeming to float, creating an effect of both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance. The horizontal dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural look. New, more sporty and ergonomic seats feature alongside the new HMI, including new steering wheel and instrument clusters and the latest infotainment and air-conditioning units.
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