Say hello to the Ferrari 812 Superfast! This is Ferrari’s latest offering in its front-engined range of supercars. It also marks the replacement of the F12 Berlinetta, a car that was widely appreciated for being a lunatic when it comes to power and acceleration figures. You might have noticed from this article’s heading that the new 812 Superfast overtakes its predecessor in every department, be it top speed, acceleration and even power & torque outputs.
Just the fact that the 812 Superfast is more powerful and faster than the F12 Berlinetta is enough to excite a few hardcore enthusiasts! Let’s see what all does the new Ferrari has on offer:
Ferrari 812 Superfast Specifications
When it comes to Ferraris, it is always important to talk about the specifications before beginning to describe its styling and features on offer. The Italian automaker has plonked a massive 6.5-litre, turbocharged V12 engine under the long hood of the 812 Superfast, which develop 789 BHP and 718 Nm of torque. These power and torque figures are enough to accelerate the car from standstill to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, before it reaches its electronically controlled top speed of 340 km/h.
|Type||Naturally-aspirated V12 – 65°|
|Overall displacement||6,496 cc|
|Maximum power||789 bhp at 8,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||718 Nm at 7,000 rpm|
|Weight and dimensions|
|Dry weight||1,525 kg|
|Weight distribution||47-53% front/rear|
|Top speed||340 Km/h|
|Acceleration Time : 0-100 km/h||2.9 sec|
The 812 Superfast clearly draws inspiration from the design of the legendary F12 Berlinetta, the car it will be replacing in the International markets. The front gets the same characteristic long hood that gives the car a GT-sort of look, though the headlamps are now full LED units while the bonnet gets air scoops for better aerodynamics. The side profile does show similarity with the previous model, however, it comes with sharper character lines that flow over the doors and fenders and merge into the tail. The roof line too swoops at an acute angle to merge with the high mounted tail to give the car a fastback-like silhoutte. The rear gets quad circular tail lights, two on each side, a body coloured rear diffuser and four exhaust pipes that are bound to develop one of the most exhilarating sounds you will ever hear.
Ferrari will be showcasing the 812 Superfast at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, which is scheduled to open its gates on March 9, 2017.