Ferrari 812 Superfast Is Its Most Powerful Production Car Ever
Ferrari is pulling the sheets off an insane new stallion in their stable. The Ferrari 812 Superfast will make its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in just a few weeks’ time.
It’s going to be worth the wait, but please, just try to look past the name.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is taking the place of the incredible Ferrari F12berlinetta. And yes, those are really big shoes to fill.
The F12 is a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 with 730 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds. The 812 Superfast (I still can’t get over the name) utilizes a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with 789 horsepower.
Aside from the hybrid LaFerrari (which doesn’t count), the 812 Superfast is the most powerful Ferrari off the assembly line.
What We Know So Far
The F12berlinetta inspired the Ferrari 812 Superfast design, with a few updates. It has full LED headlamps, air vents on the hood, four round taillamps, and the rear end is wider and taller for improved aerodynamics.
- Along with its 789 horsepower at 8,500rpm, the 812 has 530 lb-ft of torque at 7,000rpm.
- The 812 Superfast can reportedly accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds, matching that of the LaFerrari.
- It trims 232 pounds of fat from that of its predecessor.
- The Ferrari 812 Superfast roars to a top speed of 211 miles per hour.
- The person who named the Ferrari 812 Superfast has been fired (not really).
What the Ferrari 812 Superfast Has
Aside from completely obscene amounts of horsepower and acceleration, the 812 Superfast carries the torch of new technology. It uses electric power steering along with all wheel steering control for nimble handling at any speed.
It also has Side Slip Control, an enhanced stability control system which allows even better acceleration out of corners without losing control.
The Last of the Naturally Aspirated V12s
Unfortunately, the Superfast represents the last time Ferrari will manufacture a naturally aspirated V12 engine.
Ferrari will equip all future models with either a hybrid electric system, a turbocharger or a supercharger. Because CAFÉ standards, that’s why.
How Much Does It Cost?
Ferrari is holding back on the sticker price, the last piece of info. We can speculate the retail cost of the Ferrari 812 Superfast all day. However, the MSRP won’t be announced until Geneva.
Is there still time to change the name?
Bewilderingly, this is not the first Ferrari with the “Superfast” moniker. In 1956, Ferrari showed the 410 Superfast Pinin Farina Speciale at the Paris Auto Show, although it was a variation of the Superamerica.
At the Geneva Auto Show in 1964, Ferrari released the 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast with a 5.0-liter V12.