Ferrari shares the first official images of the special version of the 812 Superfast prior to its world première, which will be broadcast live on the Maranello marque’s social media channels on May 5.
The special version of the critically-acclaimed 812 Superfast will epitomize Ferrari’s 70-plus years of experience on the world’s circuits to deliver a perfect marriage of performance, form, and function. It will be powered by the latest evolution of Maranello’s legendary 65° V12 engine, which reaches the highest output of any Ferrari road-car engine – 830 cv – and revs to 9,500 rpm, again the highest of any Ferrari ICE. Refined with state-of-the-art materials, the engine will have many of the engine’s key components redesigned. A new valve timing mechanism and a new exhaust system are among the technical solutions that allow the engine to deliver performance levels that are unprecedented in the V12 segment.
The car will adopt independent steering on all four wheels. This extends the feeling of agility and precision when cornering as well as providing unparalleled responsiveness to steering inputs. The extensive use of carbon fiber, both on the exterior and in the cockpit will result in weight reduction compared to the 812 Superfast. Lastly, the new model premieres version 7.0 of the renowned Side Slip Control vehicle dynamics system.
Working together with the Ferrari Styling Centre, the aerodynamicists redesigned the whole car to maximize downforce levels: from the new front air intakes, rear diffuser and exhaust configuration to the patented design of the rear screen. The glass rear screen of the vehicle is replaced with a single-piece aluminium structure. The vortex generators it sports improve the car’s aerodynamic efficiency, but the design solution chosen, which is fully integrated with the roof, creates a backbone effect that underscores the car’s sculptural forms.
The rear spoiler is higher but the specific design treatment used also makes the tail look very wide.
The interior retains the 812 Superfast’s main dash and door panel interfaces and volumes, including the signature diapason motif. The door panel has been redesigned to reduce weight and, together with the introduction of the H-gate theme on the tunnel, this makes the cockpit look sportier.