A car that quite literally does what it says on the tin. Soon to be debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari has given everyone a sneak peek at the 812 Superfast – the most powerful and fastest prancing horse of all time.
Now is the time when all the leading car manufacturers look build up anticipation for their debuting vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show next month, and so far Ferrari’s offering has got heads turning and tongues wagging more than most.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the successor to the F12 Berlinetta which has come to the end of the road after a 5-year run.
Aesthetically, the car is quite different from the Berlinetta— the fastback design conceals active flaps at the front of the underbody, and a rear flank featuring an aerodynamic bypass making sure you stay firmly planted on the ground.
Interior wise, the cabin rocks a sportier look than its predecessor and includes ergonomic seats. The steering wheel is also noticeably different thanks to the new electric power system developed to work with Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control.
Now getting more technical the 812 Superfast ditches the turbos of many recent Ferraris in favour of a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 — one that boasts a high-pressure fuel system and variable-geometry intakes for improved performance — coupled to a modified version of Ferrari’s own seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The result is a car capable of 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque, which not only compares favorably to the 731 hp and 508 lb-ft of its predecessor, but equals the hp output of the revolutionary electric motor-assisted LaFerrari.
All in all this means that the Superfast does intend to live up to its name with 0 – 62 mph coming in a mere 2.9 seconds (no idea why it’s 62 mph), although we don’t know a top speed yet with Ferrari stating it is ‘211 mph plus’.
The Geneva Motor Show runs from March 9th to the 19th of which you can find out more here, and to find out more about the Ferrari 812 Superfast please head to it’s official page here.