Ferrari 812 Superfast – Videos, Reviews, Specifications, & Performance
ENGINE V12, 6496cc / MAX POWER 789 hp @ 8,500 rpm / MAX TORQUE 553 lb/ft @ 7,000 rpm / TRANSMISSION Seven-speed dual-clutch, rear-wheel drive, E-Diff / SUSPENSION Front: double wishbones, coil springs. adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar / Rear: multi-link, coil springs, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar. Rear-wheel steering / STEERING Electrically power assisted / BRAKES Vented carbon ceramic discs, 398mm front, 360mm rear, ABS / WHEELS 8.5 x 20in front, 10.5 x 20 in rear / TYRES 275/35 ZR20 front, 315/35 ZR2O rear / WEIGHT 1630 kg / POWER TO WEIGHT 492 bhp/ton 0-60 MPH 2.9 sec / TOP SPEED 211 mph
The Italian car manufacturer has done it again and this time, with the introduction of the new Ferrari 812 Superfast which was officially unveiled here at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the successor to the Ferrari F12 and is now the company’s fastest front-engined, V12 powered GT Car.
The Superfast carries a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that delivers an astounding 789 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The V12 engine is still located at the mid-front making the car even more unique in the already crowded market and sets it apart from other luxury GT cars. The car can reach speeds of 340 km/h and can go 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.
The improvements to the power were achieved through a 350 bar direct injection system and a variable geometry intake tract. Both of which are developed from the naturally-aspirated F1 engine technology. The Ferrari 812 Superfast gets a dual-clutch transmission with new gear ratios, reduced shift times and a sharper throttle response. Dry weight with lightweight optional extras is 1,525 kg with a weight distribution of 47-53% front/rear.
The 812 Superfast is also equipped with Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 System, the company’s very own four-wheel steering system. This is the improved form of the one F12tdf unit and is claimed to be much better in handling and responsiveness. Lastly, the Superfast is the first Ferrari to feature EPS (Electric Power Steering) which combines with the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC).
You will never forget the first time you open the throttle in an 812 Superfast. For me it was at a traffic light near my home and boy did it scare the sh*t out of me. It stops your breath as you rip through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear. You can’t speak. In fact you can barely think. You short-shift up to 5th and ease off the power. The 812 Superfast and its epic 6.5-litre V12 are absolutely shocking in every way – the sound, the speed, the sheer violence of it all. I love it.
And the crazy thing is that even after repeated exposure to the 812 Superfast, it can still befuddle and amaze. It’s so fast, so savage, so instantly responsive that it feels illicit. Can this really be legal? Well, thank the lord that – for now at least – it is.
The spec sheet suggests that the Ferrari 812 Superfast is’ less concerned with honouring tradition. It might be a front-engined V12 in the mould of a Daytona but its format doesn’t dictate its character. Instead Ferrari has imposed its new identity on the revered layout. That means a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, running in conjunction with an e-diff, Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 (Ferrari terminology for rear-wheel steering), Side Slip Control 5.0, magnetorheological dampers, five driving settings and much more tech. I won’t bore you with the rest because frankly it is all too confusing. What I can tell you is that the 812 Superfast is an absolutely engaging, soul satisfying experience every single time you get into it. Just perfect.
Specs & Performance
|Engine||6.5 Liter V12|
|Power||789 hp @ 8,500 rpm (588 kW)|
|Torque||553 lb/ft @ 7,000 rpm (750 N·m)|
|Vehicle type / Category|
|Fuel efficiency / Autonomy|
|CO₂ emissions||340 g/km|
|Apple CarPlay compatible||available|
|Android Auto compatible||not available|
Steering / Suspension / Brakes / Tires
|Steering||rack and pinion, electric assistance|
|Front suspension||independent, double wishbones|
|Rear suspension||independent, multi-link|
|Dimensions / Weight|
|Length||4,657 mm (183″)|
|Width||1,971 mm (78″)|
|Height||1,276 mm (50″)|
|Wheelbase||2,720 mm (107″)|
|Front track||1,672 mm (66″)|
|Rear track||1,645 mm (65″)|
|Weight||1,630 kg (3,594 lb)|
|Trunk||300 l (11 cu ft)|
|Fuel tank||92 l (20 gal)|
|Power to weight ratio||360.0 W/kg|
|0-100 km/h||2.9 s (manufacturer)|
|Top speed||340 km/h (211 mph) (manufacturer)|
|Braking distance||32 m|
|Base warranty||3 years/unlimited|
|Powertrain warranty||3 years/unlimited|
Videos & Reviews
The first video is our favorite Doug DeMuro reviewing the 812 Superfast. As always he is a straight shooter and give us his take on this insane GT.
Another favorite journalist and sideways hooligan is none other than Chris Harris. In this clip he reviewd the 812 Superfast for Top Gear.
Next up is the 812 Superfast review by the guys at Carfection
This is another Top Gear video review of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, but this time it is by Matt Leblanc.
Pictures & Gallery
Ferrari 812 GTS
If you’re after a front-engine drop-top Ferrari, then you’ll love the 812 GTS. The car offers a convertible hardtop that retracts out of the way in just 14 seconds. You can fold the thing at speeds up to 28 mph, too. A couple of buttressed tonneau covers. The rear is where most of the styling differences come. The rest of the car is pretty much the same as the coupe.
Built using the 812 Superfast as the basis for the car, the 812 GTS offers a 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine that makes 787 hp and 529 lb-ft of torque. The 0-62 mph time for the drop-top 812 is said to be under three seconds. The car will make it to 124 mph in just 8.3 seconds.
The 812 GTS has been designed from an aerodynamics standpoint to reduce as much unwanted noise as possible. This means you should be able to drive, hear the V12 scream, and smile all day long.