Bask into the awesomeness that is the Ferrari 812 Superfast with promo clips showing off the "pure" V12 and clever aero.
With a controversial name that harkens back to classic models such as the 1960s 500 Superfast flagship tourer, Ferrari’s new 812 Superfast serves as a replacement for the F12berlinetta and is also superior to the limited-run F12tdf. Considering the LaFerrari is no longer available, the latest prancing horse is now effectively Maranello’s range-topping model and at the same time it represents the brand’s most powerful and fastest regular production model ever.
The beating heart of the 812 Superfast is Ferrari’s latest evolution of its iconic naturally aspirated V12. Now with a 6.5-liter displacement, the engine pushes out 800 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and a meaty 530 pound-feet (718 Newton-meters) of torque — all without the aid of a turbocharger or the assistance of an electric motor.
There’s more to the new Ferrari than its beefy engine as it also represents the first model from the Italian automaker to feature electric power steering. At the same time, it’s also the first to receive the company’s second generation of the rear-wheel steering system aka “Virtual Short Wheelbase" in Ferrari's vocabulary.
A quicker seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is also on the extensive list of novelties, as are the clever aerodynamic solutions including active flaps mounted at the front of the underbody. The F12’s styling has also been updated for the new application and there are now four round taillights along with a high tail reminiscent of the 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona. In addition, the new 812 Superfast has received a fresh Rosso Settanta paint to mark Ferrari’s 70th anniversary.
Thanks to the numerous mechanical and aerodynamic upgrades, the newest V12 Ferrari is worthy of its “Superfast” moniker considering 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) takes only 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) is done in 7.9 seconds before the coupe tops out at more than 211 mph (340 kph).