Published on August 20th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Ferrari 812 Superfast, the car we will not buy for our wife

We get behind the wheel of a Superfast car……the Ferrari 812. The first and most difficult challenge Ferrari always faces when it decides to develop a new model is to push the boundaries of its own achievements yet again. This challenge is made all the tougher when the task at hand involves designing a new 12-cylinder engine, the power unit that hailed the start of the glorious Prancing Horse story 70 years ago in 1947.

On this occasion, intensive research and development focused on exploiting Ferrari’s wealth of track-derived engineering know-how has produced a unique model designed to offer its drivers both benchmark performance across the board and the most riveting and rewarding driving experience possible. Whilst, of course, also guaranteeing the superb comfort on longer trips that is the signature of a genuine Grand Tourer berlinetta. Ferrari’s past is studded with just such cars, a long and illustrious list of exceptional models that have gone down in automotive history.

The obsessive pursuit of the most seamless melding possible of state-of-the-art running gear with a harmonious yet edgy design from the ever-inventive Ferrari Styling Centre, has produced a near-perfect aerodynamic package.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast’s exceptionally futuristic, finely-honed lines also, however, clothe Prancing Horse power at its rawest, as an entirely new 12-cylinder engine of unprecedented efficiency and might was designed for the car.

That engine’s output has been boosted by 60 cv compared to the F12berlinetta, so that it unleashes a massive 800 CV, making the 812 Superfast the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built (with the exception, of course, of the mid-rear-engined, special limited-series 12-cylinders). The Ferrari 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so, building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine
    • Type: V12 – 65°
    • Overall displacement: 6496 cc
    • Bore and stroke: 94 mm x 78 mm
    • Max. power output: 588 kW (800 cv) at 8,500 rpm
    • Max. torque: 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm
    • Max. engine speed: 8,900 rpm
    • Compression ratio: 13.64:1
  • Wheels & tyres
    • Front: 275/35 ZR20; 10″ J x 20″
    • Rear: 315/35 ZR20; 11.5″ J x 20″
  • Brakes
    • Front: 398 mm x 38 mm
    • Rear: 360 mm x 32 mm
    • Transmission/gearbox: 4WS/ 7-speed F1 DCT/ E-Diff3
    • Electronic controls: SSC5/CST with F1-Trac, ESP 9.1 Premium with High-performance ABS/EBD, dual-coil SCM-E
  • Performance
    • Max. speed: 340 km/h
    • 0-100 km/h: 2.9 sec
    • 0-200 km/h: 7.9 sec
    • Dry weight/power: 1.9 kg
  • Fuel consumption
    • Fuel consumption: 14.9 l/100 km
    • Emissions: 340g CO2/km

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