Newest V12 Model
Throughout its storied history, the Italian automaker synonymous with speed and style has affixed the Superfast moniker to a select number of vehicles, and this new Ferrari certainly deserves the designation. The latest V12-powered sports car to emerge from the factory in Maranello, the 812 Superfast replaces the still-outrageous F12 Berlinetta and F12tdf. Coincidentally, the new model also helps Ferrari celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Billed as the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history, the 812 Superfast boasts a new 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces a mind-boggling 789 horsepower at 8500 rpm — and an exhaust note we cannot wait to hear. Torque is rated at 530 lb-ft; 80 percent of it is available at a low 3500 rpm.
With a quick-shifting dual-clutch gearbox, the front-engine 812 Superfast reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 2.9 seconds. With enough road (or track) ahead, this latest Ferrari will top out somewhere north of 211 mph.
The 812 Superfast is the first Ferrari to use Electric Power Steering. The EPS system is fully integrated with all electronic vehicle dynamics controls, including the latest version of Ferrari’s Side Slip Control. According to the automaker, the SSC and EPS work simultaneously to make this powerful sports car easier to handle — and even more exciting to drive.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Center, the 812 Superfast presents an updated take on the classic front-engine V12 Ferrari. Full LED headlights are integrated into the design of the sculpted air intakes on the hood, and large wheel arches emphasize all that power under the sexy skin.
The silhouette of the 812 Superfast evokes a sleek fastback; Ferrari says it’s reminiscent of the 1969 365 GTB4. At the rear are four round taillights — along with four exhaust outlets — that contribute to the 812’s wide stance.
The interior of the 812 Superfast exudes a blend of sportiness and elegance, complete with tasteful leather and contrasting stitching. The new steering wheel features the Superfast’s start button, as well as performance settings that range from Wet to Race.
Although no definite launch date has been announced, the 812 Superfast will roll from the factory in a special new color — Rosso Settanta — to honor the company’s 70th anniversary.