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Published on August 24th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair

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Ferrari 812 Superfast Launched in Malaysia For RM1.5m (before duties)

NAZA Italia, official importer and distributor of the Ferrari brand in Malaysia, has unveiled the Ferrari 812 Superfast in an event held at Zebra Square Kuala Lumpur today. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the brand’s newest supercar in a long line of front-engined V12s and was first launched at the International Premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March of this year.

Present at the Ferrari 812 Superfast media premiere in Kuala Lumpur were Datuk Wira Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman of NAZA World Group of Companies and Mr. Dieter Knechtel, CEO of Ferrari Far and Middle East Hub.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast opens a whole new chapter in Ferrari V12 engine history and marks the 70th anniversary since Ferrari released its first Cavallino Rampante sports car, the 125 S, in 1947. Ferrari remains to this day the only manufacturer to have continuously produced sports cars with 12-cylinder engines throughout that time.

This highly acclaimed car is striking for both its highly innovative design and aero package, as well as its unparalleled handling. The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been developed for clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the lineup: an all-round sports car that promises fluid handling, will deliver exhilarating feedback both on road and track and does not compromise on comfort – something customers will appreciate on longer journeys.

This mighty supercar ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history. Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the front mid-engine sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/l. These figures have never been delivered by any previous front mid-engine car and they ensure the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari’s V12 race-proven heritage. The engine’s power is underscored by a full, rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement. The maximum torque is [email protected],000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both drivability and pick-up even at low revs.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is equipped with leading-edge control systems and components: It is the first Ferrari to adopt Electric Power Steering (EPS) with the aim of fully exploiting the potential of the car’s outstanding performance in accordance with Ferrari’s tradition. The vehicle also sees the introduction of the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV), which combines electric front-wheel steering assistance with the mechanical concept built around tyre dimensions and the rear-wheel steering. These systems are integrated with the vehicle dynamics control system based on the latest 5.0 version of Side Slip Control (SSC), intended to improve the agility, nimbleness of handling and reduce the vehicle response times.

Seamlessly integrating style and aerodynamic function to produce innovative technology and forms is the important theme common to all Ferraris. The Ferrari 812 Superfast has achieved this by two approaches: the multi-functional frontal section, which incorporates a cluster of aerodynamic solutions including active flaps at the front of the underbody, and the rear flank which features an unprecedented aerodynamic bypass to increase downforce. Compared with the F12, the downforce of the new model has increased 10% and its downforce at the rear fender duct has risen 8%, significantly improving the performance and driving pleasure.

A new colour has been developed for this model, ROSSO SETTANTANNI, which commemorates the company’s 70th anniversary. Ferrari’s latest supercar is being introduced at the base price of RM1,578,800.00 (excluding duty and customisation options).


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