Ferrari launches its fastest & most powerful yet : The aptly named 812 Superfast

Ferrari launches its fastest & most powerful yet: The aptly named 812 Superfast

  • The most powerful Ferrari to date – approximately 800 hp @ 8,500 rpm

  • 6.5 liter V12, 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h

  • Price: TBD

Showcasing its potential successor to the F12 TDF (Tour De France), Ferrari has announced its intent to showcase the most powerful production Ferrari yet at the Geneva Motor Show taking place in early March. The figures are staggering with 0-100 times of 2.9 seconds (“funny” and “hypercar” territory) and a power reaching nearly 800 hp.

A dual clutch transmission helps guarantee millisecond shift times providing a symphony of notes as the driver goes through the gears of its 8,500 rpm peak point.

What will be new is the electric steering system being used for the first time in a Ferrari which is integrated with Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control to help better handle the power while at higher speeds. The 812 also incorporates a rear wheel steering system.

What may be disappointing to some is the hint of this being the last of the V12 naturally aspirated motors coming out of Maranello, given stricter emission norms and general restrictions from governments forcing Ferrari to turn to forced induction (read: turbos, hybrid, etc..) similar to that of the existing 488 GTB.

The nomenclature for using Superfast isn’t new, given Ferrari launched the 500 Superfast in the 60’s, however, this clearly lives to its name with its performance figures and claims in terms of being the most powerful Ferrari built to date. We at Luxury Motor Press eagerly await its official launch in Geneva shortly.

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