2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

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Ferrari 812 Superfast 2018 UK review

Should I buy one?

The 812 Superfast is every inch the car the name suggests it’ll be. It isn’t as easy to drive as it might be and can clearly be brusque and imposing. But it’s just so intoxicating and such an epic thrill – even on the road, where the margins of its performance and handling potential are way beyond your reach – that you’d make wonderful allowances for it. You’d embrace its chassis compromise, respect it and use it intelligently.

Next up, to delve into the car’s wilder side with a full Autocar road test, with benchmark laptimes and everything else that comes with it. For now, we’ve unearthed enough grounds for concern about the 812’s ride on mixed UK roads to justify clawing back a half-star’s worth of the acclaim we lavished last year.

And once we’ve sampled what the car’s capable of on track? I’ve a feeling the final reckoning should be a very interesting discussion indeed.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Engine V12, 6496cc, atmospheric, petrol; Power 789bhp at 8500rpm; Torque 530lb ft at 7000rpm; Gearbox 7-spd twin-clutch automatic; Kerb weight 1630kg; 0-62mph 2.9sec; Top speed 211mph; Economy 19.0mpg (NEDC combined, with HELE); CO2/tax band 340g/km; Rivals Lamborghini Aventador S, Aston Martin Vanquish S

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ferrari/812-superfast/first-drives/ferrari-812-superfast-2018-uk-review

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Car Throttle review

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Doug DeMuro review

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Btw Doug is an American. Had a chuckle the way he pronounces “superfast”
 

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Novitec gives Ferrari 812 Superfast a carbon-heavy makeover

Is the Ferrari 812 Superfast a little, er, bland for your tastes? Well, you’re in luck: the folks over at Novitec has revealed their take on Maranello’s flagship.

The German tuner’s new bodywork components, which it says were “fine-tuned in the wind tunnel”, are fashioned from naked carbon (with a choice of high-gloss or matte coating).

Look closely at the accompanying images and you’ll notice the new front lip as well as the fresh surround for the central air intake. Round back, you’ll find a new spoiler lip and a carbon upgrade for the rear facia. New side-skirts are also included.

Not enough carbon for you? Well, there are also two carbon air outlets on the bonnet and surrounds for the side outlets made from the same material. Carbon caps for the side-mirrors are, of course, also available.

Novitec has furthermore added 21-inch lightweight forged wheels (developed with a little help from Vossen) up front and 22-inch items at the rear, while the fitment of sport springs has further lowered the centre of gravity (a front lift system, which raises the body at the front axle by 40 mm to help negotiate speed bumps, is also offered).

While the tuner says performance upgrades for the 812 Superfast’s 6,5-litre V12 are still “in the development phase”, a high-performance exhaust system (optionally offered with active flap) with 110 mm tailpipes is already available…

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/novitec-gives-ferrari-812-superfast-a-carbon-heavy-makeover/

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I still maintain that the naming of this car sounds best with an American accent.
 

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This, together with the La ferarri are my favs.
What a machine
 

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Exclusive RACE! SA Interview Around The Novitec Ferrari 812 N Largo

We managed to arrange some time with the RACE! owner, Marco Casciani, to give us a little more insight into the build and how they create these wild machines for us petrolheads to enjoy in South Africa.

We don’t want to share the whole transcript with you but Marco did share in the video that the car will be an R14 million machine once completed.


 

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I love me some novitec mods but not for R14bar. Would rather get their full exhaust and be done. No body mods necessary
 

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Ferrari 812 GTS

Exactly 50 years on from the debut of the last spider in the Ferrari range to sport a front-mounted V12, the Ferrari 812 GTS hails a triumphant return for a model type that has played a pivotal role in the marque's history since its foundation.

The Ferrari V12 spider story features many iconic models and began in 1948 with the 166 MM, an authentic thoroughbred competition GT that won the two most prestigious endurance races in the world in 1949: the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The last in that long lineage was the 1969 365 GTS4, also known as the Daytona Spider because of Ferrari's legendary victory in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona when two works 330 P4s and the NART-entered 412 P took the chequered flag side-by-side to occupy the top three places.

The front-mounted V12 architecture has not been used in a Ferrari series-production spider since the 365 GTS4. That said, four special series limited editions have been launched: the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina in 2000, the Superamerica in 2005, the SA Aperta in 2010 and, most recently, the F60 America of which just 10 were built to celebrate Ferrari's 60th year on the American market in 2014.

Like its historic predecessors, the 812 GTS sets a new benchmark in terms of performance and exclusivity. Sporting Ferrari's majestic 800 cv V12, it is not merely the most powerful production spider on the market, but also the most versatile, thanks to its retractable hard top, a unique feature in this segment which also guarantees a larger boot capacity.

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The Ferrari 812 GTS is the spider version of the 812 Superfast, from which it takes both its specifications and performance, most notably the power unit which, thanks to its ability to unleash a massive 800 cv at 8500 rpm, is the most powerful engine in its class. 718 Nm of torque guarantees impressive acceleration virtually on a par with that of the 812 Superfast while the heady 8900 rpm rev limit means that sporty driving is undiminished.


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New Ferrari 812 GTS revealed: V12-powered Superfast loses its roof!

The new Ferrari 812 GTS has been unveiled, arriving as the spider version of the V12-powered 812 Superfast.

Like the coupé, the new 812 GTS employs a front-mounted, naturally aspirated 6,5-litre V12 generating 588 kW and 718 N.m, linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and singing all the way to 8 900 r/min.

Ferrari says the newcomer will hit 100 km/h from standstill in “under 3,0 seconds”, before reaching the 200 km/h mark in 8,3 seconds. Top speed is quoted as “over 340 km/h”.

Of course, what sets the 812 GTS apart from its coupé sibling is its retractable hard top, which Ferrari says “guarantees a larger boot capacity”. The top opens or closes in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h. With the aforementioned roof mechanism (and additional body strengthening), the GTS is some 75 kg heavier than the Superfast.

 

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Ferrari 812 GTS Revealed As Most Powerful Production Drop-Top On Sale

We knew it was coming and here is the new Ferrari 812 GTS which is a convertible 812 Superfast and now the most powerful production convertible in the world (currently on sale).

Like the Coupe, the 812 GTS is powered by a 789 hp () 6.5-litre V12 which sends its power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Power and torque figures stand at 789 hp (588 kW) and 718 Nm respectively, with Ferrari claiming a top speed of 340 km/h, 0 to 100 km/h time of “less than three seconds” and a 0 to 200 km/h time of 8.3 seconds.

It is fitted with a folding hardtop which Ferrari says can be lowered in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h. There’s also a retractable electric rear screen between car’s buttresses, which acts as a windbreaker when the roof is lowered. Drivers can also open the screen with the hardtop in place so you can hear the V12 howl without fully dropping the roof.

 

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New Ferrari 812 GTS is most powerful production convertible

Maranello’s first front-mounted V12 drop-top in half a century has unparalleled performance in its segment

The Ferrari 812 GTS is the world’s most powerful production drop-top on sale – revealed 50 years after the debut of the last Ferrari V12 spider, the 365 GTS4.

The arrival of a convertible sibling to the 812 Superfast is a relative surprise, given the hardcore nature of the car and that its F12 predecessor did not offer a production-series drop-top.

The GTS echoes the Superfast’s specification, using a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, delivering 780bhp at 8500rpm and 530lb ft of torque at 7000rpm with a top speed of 211mph.

Ferrari says performance levels are “very close” to those of the berlinetta, claiming a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds compared with the Superfast’s 2.9sec.

The Italian supercar maker describes the 812 GTS as not only “the most powerful production spider on the market, but also the most versatile, thanks to its retractable hard top”.


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Ferrari 812 GTS Unveiled

Ferrari has dropped the top of its 812 and created what it's claiming to be the most powerful production spider. Meet the 812 GTS.

Exactly 50 years on from the debut of the last spider in the Ferrari range to sport a front-mounted V12, the Ferrari 812 GTS hails a triumphant return for a model type that has played a pivotal role in the marque's history since its foundation.

Powered by a 6.5-litre V12, the 812 GTS produces an insane 588 kW and 718 Nm. With a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it's claimed to blitz to 100 kph in under 3 seconds, will do 0-200 kph in 8.3 seconds and will max out at over 340 kph. Fuel consumption is irrelevant if you're earning the kind of money to afford one of these beauties, but there is a 92 litre fuel tank, so you should be able to cover some distance before needing to refuel.

 

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Ferrari's new 812 GTS is the world's most venomous 'spider'

Hot on the heels of the open-top F8, Ferrari is releasing yet another venomous 'spider' into the wild, and this also happens to be the world’s most potent series production spider (AKA roadster), according to the Italian marque.

The new 812 GTS is closely related to the 812 Superfast tin-top, and it is Ferrari’s first series production front-engined V12 open top vehicle in 50 years, although technically there have been a few limited editions that fit the bill, such as the SA Aperta and F60 America.

Like its smaller F8 sibling, the 812 GTS uses Ferrari’s Retractable Hard Top roof design, and the mechanism can do its opening and closing trick in just 14 seconds, and at speeds of up to 45km/h. Furthermore, the electric rear screen acts as a wind-stop, making the car “truly useable” with the top down. It can also be left open when the top is up, giving you front row tickets to that beastly V12 concert.

Now that we’re talking engines, the 812 GTS is powered by the same normally aspirated 6496cc V12 that powers the 812 Superfast. Packing a 350 bar direct injection system and F1-style variable geometry intake tracts among many technical highlights, the engine shunts out 588kW at a heady 8500rpm and 718Nm from 7000 revs - although 80 percent of the latter is available from 3500rpm.

The 812 Spider will launch it from 0-100km/h in three seconds flat, according to Ferrari, which makes it just one tenth of a second slower than the Superfast, while 200km/h comes up in 8.3 seconds and the top speed is quoted as “over 340km/h”.

 

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Ferrari 812 GTS And F8 Spider Pricing For South Africa

The 812 GTS was revealed as the most powerful production convertible you can currently buy and this is thanks to the naturally aspirated 6.6-litre V12 producing a potent 789 hp (588 kW) and 718 Nm. Ferrari claim a top speed of 340 km/h, a 0 to 100 km/h time of “less than three seconds” and a 0 to 200 km/h time of 8.3 seconds. Getting behind the wheel of one in South Africa will require you parting with a minimum of R8,175,000 but we all know these numbers can balloon with some of the special options the manufacturer offers.

Fancy a twin-turbo V8 rather? The F8 Spider offers you a little less grunt with 710 hp (530 kW) and 770 Nm of torque. Removing the roof and replacing it with a retractable hardtop only makes the Spider 70 kg heavier so the 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h remains. The base price on this Maranello machine is R6,103,000 making it just over R600k more expensive than the F8 Tributo (Coupe).

Which of these would you have? Either way, you will have to wait as the F8 Spider is only expected towards the end of 2020 and the 812 GTS all the way in 2021.

 
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