Marking the 7 decades of the powerful Ferrari V12 engine, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari ever has been unveiled by the Maranello-based supercar maker last Friday – the Ferrari 812 Superfast. It is the descendant of the F12 Berlinetta and will make its public appearance at the 87th Edition of the Geneva Motor Show that is scheduled for next month. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the marque, this is the fastest Ferrari in the history ever and is presumably the last also to have the naturally aspirated V12 motor.
With the motor rules getting stricter, the brand has already folded up its sleeve to enter into the new zone of hybrid and turbo cars. Seeing the changing scenario, the brand has taken this tough call to end the production of the naturally aspirated V12 powered cars and hence this is supposedly being the last member of the breed. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the next flagship from the Maranello-based automaker to feature hybrid as well as turbo capabilities.
Marketed to be the fastest offering from the marque, the 812 Superfast has some amazing figures to boast about. Let’s start with the engine first! The 6.5-litre V12 (65o) motor is tamed to churn out a whopping power of 800PS @8,500rpm along with a peak torque of 718Nm @7,000rpm. The engine supports around 5000psi direct injection system, which has been used in a high performance engine for the first time.
Apart from this, the motor also comes with an exclusively designed dual-clutch gearbox where the up and down shifting times between the gears are now shorter and the variable geometry intake tracts are too present.
With such huge power, the supercar can sprint from a standstill to 100Kmph in just 2.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 340Kmph. Adding more touch to the superfast nomenclature is the fastback silhouette, which has drawn its inspiration from the 365 GTB4 of 1969. At the back too, you will be welcomed with the signature Ferrari tale which include the 4 round tail lights. And the company will be introducing its special edition in special color of Rosso Settanta.
As far as the external designing is concerned, the same is expected to be done at the Ferrari Styling Centre and not Pininfarina. Having said that, the familiar LED headlights and the Prancing Horse on the front fender doesn’t steal away the famous Ferrari look. From the inside, the sportscar is blessed with all new interior. Right from a newly designed dashboard to the all new steering wheel with an array of control buttons functioning for the suspension, indicators et al, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is a treat to the eyes. For the first time, the marque is offering electronic power-steering for better control and grip on road. To reduce the vehicle’s response time and to improve the agility of the handling, the company has included Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) and Side Slip Control (SSC).
When launched, it is expected to stand against the mighty Lamborghini Aventador S.