Today, Ferrari surprised us with an all-new model (kind of) that’ll debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Ladies and gent, meet the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
Just when you thought Ferrari couldn’t get any stranger than the LaFerrari name… well, it does it again with what sounds like a name my 5-year-old would give a car. But, like the LaFerrari, I am not here to talk about its goofy name – Ferrari has earned that right – I am here to drool over its credentials.
This new rig, which is based on the F12berlinetta, will hit Geneva rocking an all-new 6.5-liter V-12 engine that cranks out 789 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 530 pound-feet of torque at 7,000 rpm. Instead of using boost to achieve these numbers, which are increases of 58 horsepower and 22 pound-feet over the F12berlinetta, it gains a 350-bar (5,076 psi) direct fuel injection and variable-geometry intake tracts.
This mighty, new V-12 will pair with a new dual-clutch transmission that has revised gear ratios and shorter shift times.
The powertrain will deliver a neck-breaking 2.9-second sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph), making it 0.2 seconds quicker than the F12. The top speed will chime in at more than 340 km/h (211 mph).
Design-wise, it’s easy to see the F12 in this model, but it has an all-new style that sets it apart. The 812 Superfast boasts a more muscular wheel arches, sculpted air intakes on the hood, integrated full-LED headlights, a sharper nose, and a more pronounced dome on the hood. The rear end’s new look includes a more pronounce lip spoiler, quad taillights, horizontal air vents, a new diffuser, and so much more.
What’s more, active aerodynamics, like the active flaps up front and the rear flank, increase downforce significantly.
Inside, the elements of the F12berlinetta are still there, but the sportiness is cranked to 11. The changes include more horizontal elements, fewer circular air vents, a darker theme, new ergonomic seats, an updated human-machine interface, a new steering wheel, and updated instruments.
Pricing for the new 812 Superfast is not available yet, nor is its on-sale date. Stay tuned for updates.