2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

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Wowzer..."the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque's history". 789bhp (588kw). The final "pure" V12 from Ferrari, hybrid assistance or turbocharged expected in its predecessor.

Ferrari has selected the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque's history.

This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners enjoy it as an all-round experience.

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Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/l. Figures that no other front-engined production car has ever even come near to delivering and which ensure the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari's noble V12 heritage.

The engine's power is underscored by a full, rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement.

Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pick-up even at low revs.

These performance levels were achieved in part by adopting a 350 bar direct injection system 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 Ferrari 812 Superfast's dual-clutch transmission has specific gear ratios which, combined with shorter up and down-shifting times between gears, sharpen throttle response still further.

https://www.netcarshow.com/ferrari/2018-812_superfast/











That name. Superfast:

 

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789bhp Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed as most powerful series model yet

With a larger engine and more power than the F12tdf, the 812 Superfast is Ferrari’s final pure V12 model; it will be on show at the Geneva motor show

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been revealed as the most powerful series production model to leave Maranello in the company’s 70-year history.

The two-door model is essentially a significantly upgraded version of the F12 Berlinetta but it uses a larger, naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine and introduces new chassis technology to the range.

The car’s unit is 234cc larger than that of the F12 and it produces 789bhp at 8500rpm and 530lb ft of torque at 7000rpm. This trumps even the hardcore F12tdf, which offered a maximum of 770bhp and 520lb ft of torque.

It is officially the most potent front-mounted engine fitted to a production car and is expected to be the marque’s final pure V12 engine, with hybrid assistance or turbocharged expected in its predecessor.

Paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and driving the rear wheels, the powertrain is capable of accelerating the 812 Superfast from 0-62mph in 2.9sec and onto a top speed of more than 211mph. These figures are identical to the F12tdf, despite the 812 Superfast’s 110kg heavier dry weight of 1525kg.

Another significant change in the 812 Superfast is the addition of electric power steering. It is the first Ferrari to use such a system, and has been developed to work with Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control technology, which has proven to enhance agility in other models such as the 488 GTB.

Also new is the second generation of Virtual Short Wheelbase. An evolution of the first-gen system used on the F12tdf, it sharpens the car’s handling to give quicker steering response times.

The 812 Superfast’s exterior design is more aggressive than the F12, with new LED lights, a new grille and more prominent aerodynamic features the most noticeable changes. Active aerodynamic flaps are fitted at front to boost downforce or reduce drag, depending on the scenario. Inside, the car gets a more angular dash with an updated instrument cluster display.

The car will make its public debut at the Geneva motor show, when it will also go on sale.

Pricing is expected to increase slightly from the F12, which starts at £241,073.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/789bhp-ferrari-812-superfast-revealed-most-powerful-series-model-yet
 

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Very understated design. Certainly nothing to suggest it's packing 800 horses of Italian muscle.
 

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It's the Maranello with pasta bits, covered in pasta sauce and garnished with good 'ol combustion power. Epic.

Hoping there's rear-wheel steering on this for cornering like a smarty pants ;)
 

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Wowzer..."the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque's history". 789bhp (588kw). The final "pure" V12 from Ferrari, hybrid assistance or turbocharged expected in its predecessor.
Successor... surely.
 

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Ferrari’s most powerful V12 yet: the 812 Superfast

Ferrari has taken the wraps off its new, appropriately named 812 Superfast, which the Italian automaker bills as the “most powerful and fastest” series model its history.

Powered by a slightly larger 6,5-litre version of its famous V12 engine, the new flagship GT makes a whopping 588 kW at 8 500 r/min. Yes, that’s more than the F12tdf and the same number achieved by the LaFerrari, if one excludes its electric assistance.

Maximum torque of 718 N.m is on tap at 7 000 r/min, with 80% available at 3 500 r/min. Ferrari says this improves both driveability and pick-up at low revs. Top speed is quoted as being in excess of 340 km/h, while the 0-100 km/h sprint takes a claimed 2,9 seconds.

The brand says the engine’s power is underscored by a “full, rich exhaust sound”. Ferrari believes the new 812 Superfast will usher in a new era in the brand’s 12-cylinder history, building on the “invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf”.

The new performance levels were achieved in part by adopting a 350 bar direct injection system 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 front-engined 812 Superfast’s dual-clutch transmission has specific gear ratios, which combined with shorter up- and down-shifting times between gears, ostensibly sharpen throttle response further still.

Interestingly, the 812 Superfast is the first Ferrari to sport electric power steering. It also features the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s Side Slip Control system.

Inside, Ferrari says the cabin has been given a “sportier, more radical look”. The horizontal dash loops around the central air vents for a “sophisticated, sculptural” appearance. New seats feature alongside a fresh steering wheel and redesigned instrument clusters, infotainment and air-conditioning units.

The car will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a special new colour, Rosso Settanta, which marks the company’s 70th anniversary.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/ferraris-most-powerful-v12-yet-the-new-812-superfast/

 

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I like it. This will become an epic car and I am sure it will grow on the non-believers.

A lot of opposing views on the Ferrari forum as well. I personally like it more than the F12B at first glance.

It sounds amazing.
 
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