There is nothing that can be said about “Ferrari” that would surprise anyone anymore. Everyone knows they build high end supercars with top of the line luxury and speed. Be that as it may “Ferrari” never ceases to amaze the world with their innovation with driving quality, the quality of the materials used in the interiors and offcourse speed.
This is the “Ferrari 812 Superfast”, a front-mid engine, rear wheel drive grand-tourer that made its debut at the 2017 “Geneva Motor Show”. The 812 Superfast is the successor to the “Ferrari F12 Berlinetta”.
The design of the 812 Superfast is inspired by the F12 Berlinetta, though it gets some updated styling cues like full LED headlamps, air vents on the bonnet, quad circular tail lights, and a body-colored rear diffuser. The two-box, high tail design of the car is intended to resemble that of the “365 GTB Daytona”, a “Pininfarina” design, though the car was designed at the “Ferrari Styling Center”. The interior of the 812 Superfast takes inspiration from both the preceding F12 Berlinetta and the interior of the “Ferrari LaFerrari”, especially the shape and position of the air vents and the contours of the dashboard.
As part of the Ferrari’s flagship model design, the 812 Superfast’s center dash area continues to lack an infotainment display featured in such models as the “Ferrari GTC4Lusso” and the “Ferrari Portofino”, retaining only a small temperature display for the climate control system and splitting all vehicular status information displays among the driver’s multifunction instrument cluster, as well as the passenger-side touchscreen stack display above the glove compartment area.
The “Ferrari 812 Superfast” features a 6.5-litre NA (naturally aspirated) V12 which produces 789hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. The 812 Superfast’s engine is, as of 2018, the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever produced. Mated to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission this car can do 0-100 kmph in just 2.9 secs and tops out at 340 kmph. The 812 Superfast is the first Ferrari to come equipped with “EPS” (electronic power steering) and also shares a rear wheel steering system from the limited production “Ferrari F12 TDF”. It is also fitted with “Pirelli P Zero” tyres which help the car achieve its mind-blowing performance figures.
Ferrari seems to have created a whole new class of GT cruisers with the 812 Superfast since the only cars that even come close to competing with it aren’t “Aston Martins” or “Bentleys” but super cars like the “Lamborghini Huracan Performante” and the “Mclaren 720S”. Right from the Ferrari F12 all the way down to the 812 Superfast, Ferrari has created its own class and seems to be dominating it.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante