Okay, first of all, we have to say it, that Ferrari is really not making time to give proper Italian names to their cars anymore. The ‘812 Superfast’, really? Come on guys! Get your game up.
But while the name may be a bit of a disappointment, the numbers of this new Ferrari are no laughing matter. The 812 Superfast the replacement for the F12 Berlinetta. Under its hood, it gets a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 that puts out 789bhp and 718Nm of torque, making it Ferrari’s most powerful non-turbo V12 till date. What are those brake-horsepowers good for? A top speed of 340kph and does 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds.Yeah yeah, a Tesla can do 0-100kph almost half-a-second quicker, but that
Yeah yeah, a Tesla can do 0-100kph almost half-a-second quicker, but that toycar doesn’t compare to a V12 Ferrari, so let’s not even go there.
The tech-fest in the Ferrari has a lot of acronyms to make sure all that power doesn’t get wasted. The 812 Superfast has the company’s first Electric Power Steering system, a fifth-gen version of SSC (Slip Slide Control, basically Ferrari’s drift god mode) and a second-gen use of the four-wheel steering system that they call ‘Virtual Short Wheelbase’. But even with all the extra tech, the 812 weighs the same as the F12 and has a 47/53 front/rear weight distribution.
On the outside, the 812 looks more like it is an evolution of the F12 rather an all-out revolution. It’s more complex than pretty, with new air intakes at the front, new aerodynamic aids like active flaps, quad taillights and the big red rear diffuser. The new 812 Superfast will make its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, barely a week away, and then we shall get a better look at it, inside and on the outside. For now, here are the pics that Ferrari has shared: