Ferrari has revealed the 812 Superfast ahead of its debut at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. It will replace the F12berlinetta. Ferrari says that the 812 is the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.
Powered by a larger 6.5-litre (6,496 cc) V12 engine compared to the 6.3-litre in the F12berlinetta, the 812 offers 588 kW (800 metric hp) at 8,500 rpm and a max torque of 718 Nm (529 lb-ft) at 7,000 rpm. A significant 80% of the torque is available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pick-up even at low revs, Ferrari said.
Further explaining the performance, a 350 bar direct injection system has been adopted for the very first time on a high-performance engine and pairing it with variable geometry intake tracts — conceptually derived from those of naturally-aspirated F1 engines.
The 812’s dual-clutch transmission claims shorter shifting times and a sharper throttle response. It’s the first Ferrari to feature EPS (Electric Power Steering). Other electronic vehicle dynamics controls include the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC), and for the first time, the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) — a fancy name for rear-wheel steering.
As for the performance numbers, a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint happens in 2.9 seconds, and the top speed is over 340 km/h (211 mph). The 812 has a dry weight of 1,525 kg (3,362 lbs) with 47-53% front-rear weight distribution.
The car is being launched in a special new color Rosso Settanta, to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary.