Ferrari will world premier its new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastestFerrari in the marque’s history, writes Trish Whelan.
The V12 series marked the official start of the Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
The 812 Superfast builds on the legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It’s aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range.
Powered by a new 6.5 V12 engine that unleashes 800hp, the car is the new benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm. Max torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm. The 812 Superfast’s dual-clutch transmission has specific gear ratios which, combined with shorter up and down-shifting times between gears, sharpen throttle response still further.
The car is being launched in a special new colour, Rosso Settanta, which marks the company’s 70th anniversary.