The Ferrari 812 Superfast is mainly an updated variation of the F12 Berlinetta however with new bodywork and larger V12 engine.
Yet to make its unveiling at the 2017 Geneva motor show, the latest two-seat coupe from Maranello is said to be the most powerful series production Ferrari.
The 812 Superfast utilizes a 6.5-litre generally aspirated V12 powerhouse creating 800hp at 8,500 rpm and 718Nm at 7,000 rpm. Ferrari states that 80% of maximum torque is already accomplished at 3,500 rpm for boosted drivability in real-world driving.
Modifications assisting enhance power are likewise courtesy of 350-bar fuel injection and variable geometry intake systems.
Transmission is through the exact same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic driving simply the rear wheels, however it has been recalibrated for quicker gear-shifting and clearer responses.
Ferrari states the 812 Superfast goes from 0-100kph in 2.9 sec, 0.2 sec faster than the F12 Berlinetta which use a smaller and less effective 740hp 6.3-litre V12. Regardless of that, the 812 Superfast is declared to be just as economical on fuel, at some 6.7 kpl.
Other brand-new functions include electric power-assisted steering, the 5.0 version of the brand’s side slip control (to make power-steering simpler for the motorist) and virtual short wheelbase acquired from the limited production F12tdf (rear-wheel steering to make driving more faster).
The revamped body, which is somewhat longer, wider and taller compared to the F12 Berlinetta, has a high boot returning the 365 GTB4 of 1969. Active flaps on the front and flanks at the rear aid for aerodynamics when the driving scenario requires.
The interior decoration has also been fine-tuned including restyled fascia and seats.
There’s been discussion in Europe that it might be, now that Ferrari has presently relied on turbo power in the California T, GTC4 Lusso T and 488 GTB and Spider. Also, the unusual LaFerrari is first to use electric support for its V12 engine.
This could ultimately mean than the brand new replacement for the F12 Berlinetta (and its revamped 812 Superfast sibling) might either use forced induction in the guise of either turbo or electric power.
Costs for the 812 Superfast are yet to be revealed, but expect it to cost slightly over $910,000 F12 Berlinetta.