The 812 Superfast succeeds the F12berlinetta as the front-mid engine V12 flagship of Ferrari's series production range. Ferrari has been making V12s for 70 years and never been without one.
It offers a shattering 75 per cent new engine, making it the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built - with the exception of the rear-engined special limited-series 12-cylinder models.
The stroked 65-degree NA V12 grows in displacement to 6.5-litres, and makes 588kW of power at 8500rpm and 718Nm of torque at a screaming 7000rpm, though 80 per cent of this can be accessed at 3500rpm.
The engine redlines at 8900rpm, giving top-end performance a modern turbo or electrified option cannot. The bigger capacity engine also enriches the exhaust note over the F12.
The 812 Superfast gets a revised Virtual Short Wheelbase system that combines electric front steering assistance (a Ferrari first) and mechanical rear-wheel steering that turns the back tyres the same direction as the front at high speeds.
There's also version 5.0 Side Slip Control, that aforementioned Ferrari-first EPAS system, improved air cooling and various adjustable aero aids to improve downforce up to 10 per cent.
Ferrari 812 Superfast specs
- Engine: V12 – 65°
- Displacement: 6,496 cc
- Bore and stroke: 94mm x 78mm
- Power: 588kW at 8500rpm
- Torque: 718Nm at 7000rpm
- Maximum revs: 8900rpm
- Compression ratio: 13.64:1
- Length: 4657mm
- Width: 1971mm
- Wheelbase: 2720mm
- Front/rear track: 1672mm/1645mm
- Kerb weight: 1630kg
- Weight distribution: 47/53 front/rear
- Fuel tank: 92L
- Transmission: Seven-speed F1 DCT with E-Diff3 and 4WS
- V-Max: 340km/h
- 0-100km/h: 2.9sec
- 0-200km/h: 7.9sec
- Braking distance 100km/h to zero: 32m
- Fuel consumption: 14.9L/100km