What you’re looking at here is the brand new 800 hp Ferrari 812 Superfast – by far the most powerful series production car that has been created by the Italian Gods.
Let’s talk numbers for a quick second: It can get from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in 7.9 seconds, and 211 mph flat out!
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Just in front of your feet is a 6.5.-litre V12. It’s pretty similar to the 6.3-litre F12 tdf, but it has additional technology advancements like traditional power boosting techniques such as a raised compression ratio, along with variable length inlet tracts which are powered purely by the engine oil. That all sounds rather clever, but here’s what that can give you: Peak power of 789 bhp at 8500 rpm, with a redline at 8900 rpm. That is incredibly high for any 6.5-litre V12. Just as much as the astonishing output of 123 horsepower per litre. Scared yet?
It may seem like it’s going to be a slippery little sucker, but Ferrari made sure to design enough tech to keep you on track when need be.
You have front tyres that are a lot wider than what you would usually have, giving you a sharp turn-in. But pair that with automatically controlled rear steering, and you can avoid any of that unwanted rotation. This is also the first Ferrari that offers you electric power steering, along with other features like Ferrari Power Oversteer and Ferrari Peak Performance.
The Superfast is surprisingly adjustable and with its balance and grip between both the front and rear ends. It is able to deliver a clean, smooth drive, or a hot and heavy ride with equal ease, which is great if you want the best of both worlds – a fair game considering you’re looking at paying $330,000 for this beast.
Because of its physical design, watching the way its streamlined body pulses through the air is a sight that needs to be seen. Similar to the F12, it has the same amount of downforce, but with a lot less of the drag, with 40% of it coming from its underbody diffuser.
Don’t forget about the interior! – Following in the footsteps of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, it uses some of the dash layout ideas which is wise, although it delves deeper when it comes to complexity. As a pose to just one display, you are given a twin screen layout on either side of the huge analogue rev counter. (The most important thing of course!)
You also have a trunk that gives you 320-500 litres of space depending on how you go about using it. This is very pleasing as you have enough room to pack a decent sized bag and just take off somewhere.
Just think of the investment you’re making, assuming you look after this baby until the newer, even more beautiful version (like that’s even possible) comes along. Why not close the deal today and make your future a happier one with your new pride and joy?
The 812 Superfast is not only super fast, but a dazzling beauty with a high-performance attitude and a need for speed.