By Jodi Lai Feb 16, 2017
Ferrari has just unveiled its latest supercar, and the Italian automaker says it is the “the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.”
Called the Ferrari 812 Superfast, this supercar is said to have the brand’s final naturally aspirated V12. The car builds on the F12berlinetta and F12tdf and is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 that outputs about 789 horsepower at a ridiculously high 8,500 rpm and 525 pound-feet of torque at 7,000 rpm, 80 percent of which is available at 3,500 rpm. This engine has a higher displacement than the F12berlintetta, which had a 6.3L V12.
The V12, which is front-mid mounted, is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that promises even faster shift times than before, and this is also the first Ferrari to use electric power steering. Four-wheel steering has been added to increase low-speed maneuverability as well as high-speed stability and responsiveness.
All told, the Ferrari 812 Superfast will rocket to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds — the same time as a LaFerrari — onto a top speed of more than 211 mph (340 km/h). Dry weight is rated at 3,362 pounds (1,525 kg) and the coupe has a balanced 47/53 front/rear weight distribution. The LaFerrari still has a higher combined output and top speed than the Superfast, so Ferrari’s “most powerful and fastest” claim is interesting.
Of course, the Ferrari 812 Superfast’s design has been dramatically updated all around to look more aggressive all while improving aerodynamics. The biggest changes to the exterior are the new grille, quad tail lights, and heavily revised headlight design. It will also launch in a new shade of red that apparently celebrates Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. The interior has also been updated and gets new seats, controls and instrumentation.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. AutoGuide.com will be covering the show live and will bring you more information about this sexy grand touring supercar.