The fastest and most powerful Ferrari yet
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.
Max power output of 800 cv at 8,500 rpm
On this occasion, intensive research and development focused on exploiting Ferrari's wealth of track-derived engineering know-how has produced the 812 Superfast, designed to offer its drivers both benchmark performance across the board and the most riveting and rewarding driving experience possible.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new 812 Superfast redefines the formal language of front-engined V12 Ferrari proportions without altering either its exterior dimensions or interior space and comfort.
Seen in silhouette, the 812 Superfast has a fastback sleekness: a two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 (Daytona) of 1969, visually lowering an aggressive rear spoiler designed to guarantee downforce.
The draped design of the flanks visually shortens the tail and is characterised by sharply slanted crease lines and impressively muscular wheelarches that imbue the 812 Superfast with the power and aggression.
First Ferrari with Electric Power Steering
The 812 Superfast is the first Ferrari to introduce Electric Power Steering (EPS) which, in line with Ferrari tradition, is used to fully exploit the potential of the car in terms of performance by integrating it with all of the electronic vehicle dynamics controls.
The car also sees the introduction of the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) which, starting from the experience gained with the F12tdf, combines electric front-wheel steering assistance with the mechanical concept built around tyre dimensions and the rear-wheel steering. All integrated with the vehicle dynamics control systems based on Version 5.0 of the SSC, with the aim of improving the agility and response time to steering wheel inputs of the 812 Superfast.
|Bore/Stroke||3.7 x 2.96 in (94 x 75,2 mm)|
|Total Capacity||382.13 cu in (6262 cc)|
|Maximum Power||800hp (800 CV) at 8500 rpm|
|Specific power output||123hp/ cu in (123 CV/l)|
|Maximum torque||718 lbs/ft at 7000 rpm|
|Length||181,8 in (4618 mm)|
|Width||76,5 in (1942 mm)|
|Height||50,1 in (1273 mm)|
|Wheelbase||107,1 in (2720 mm)|
|Front Track||65,6 in (1665 mm)|
|Rear Track||63,7 in (1618 mm)|
|Dry Weight||3362,0 lb (1525 kg)|
|Kerb Weight||3593,5 lb (1630 kg)|
|Weight Distribution||46% front, 54% rear|
|Fuel Tank||24.3 US gal - 20.2 UK/gal (92 l)|