Pretty Quick for a Grand Touring Machine
The Ferrari 812 Superfast isn’t really a track car. It’s a grand touring car that is, well, super fast. With that said, it can hold its own on a racetrack as seen in the video below of the car taking on the Nürburgring. The guys at sport auto, decided it was worth it to see how quickly they could get the 812 Superfast around the track. The answer? 7:27.48, which is fast for this kind of car.
The video was posted just a few days ago, but there’s no way it was shot a few days ago, currently, the temperatures at the Nürburgring aren’t conducive to putting up good lap times, as Motor1 points out. The temperature the day of this particular drive was around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just about perfect. Check out the video below to see the lap and skip ahead to the 47-second mark to avoid some seriously annoying music.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast comes with a V12 under its goodly hood. That engine makes a strong 789 hp. The front-engined car isn’t a track demon. Ferrari didn’t design it that way. As you can see in the video it can certainly hold its own with a qualified driver behind the wheel.
The 812 Superfast seen in the video was wearing a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. The team behind the video made no modifications to improve performance. This is just what could happen if you have the right set of tires and a good driver behind the wheel. To me, 7:27.48 sounds pretty darn good.