Behind the Wheel of a Ferrari 812 Superfast
The world of supercars is full of newbies and veterans, you have the primates and the evolved, the insane and the mature, it’s a world full of spectacular creatures that will enchant your soul and delight your senses with their design, performance, sound and sheer speed.
The world of supercars is full of great names that I love and admire, but one name surpasses them all, it’s the horse that pranced from Maranello to take the world of automotive by storm.
Ferrari has a rich history that made it synonyms with speed and high performance, Ferrari mastered the science of speed on the track and on the road, and last year they revealed a new masterpiece by the name of ‘812 Superfast’, their most powerful road-legal production-car up to date.
The 812 is the sequel to the F12, but the new monster is more powerful, more striking and more advanced than the F12. The 812 is powered by a brand new 6.5L V12 engine that produces 800 hp, which is 60 hp more than the F12, while the torque went up to 718 Nm. The F12 had a 6.2L engine, so Ferrari increased the displacement and tweaked the engine to let more air inside, all this gave the 812 more power than its predecessor.
One of the greatest things about this engine is that 80% of maximum torque is available at 3,500 rpm.
Ferrari 812 Superfast – figures and numbers:
Engine: 6.5L V12 Naturally Aspirated
Power: 800 hp
Torque: 718 Nm
0-100 km/h: 2.9 seconds
0-200 km/h: 7.9 seconds
Top Speed: 340 km/h
The 812 is the first Ferrari to be fitted with an Electric Power Steering, it’s also fitted with a 4-wheel steering, all this of course was done to improve performance and make corning easier and more enjoyable.
Driving a car this big and this powerful sounds intimidating but it’s not, nothing but pure joy is waiting for you when you drive the 812 Superfast, it’s super fast and easy to drive, the car is balanced thanks to its weight distribution, it’s a mid-front-engined car with the transmission in the back.
Weight distribution is not the only reason behind this balance, the way the car manages the flow of air brings the magic of aerodynamic to a whole new level, there are multiple intakes that channel air into the car, this air has 2 purposes, cooling down the engine and the brakes, and surrounding the car with a cushion of air to improve aerodynamics and increase stability, Ferrari managed to increase downforce by 30% comparing to the F12.
These intakes play a major role in aerodynamics, but they also add more characteristics to the great design of the 812 Superfast, the car looks big and aggressive but very elegant, I really love the design.
When the 812 was launched it came out with a special red color called “Rosso Settantanni” to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, however the car I drove was white, at the beginning I wasn’t sure about it, Ferraris are supposed to be red, if not red then yellow, it’s a unanimous rule, but I like what Ferrari did with this one, I like the Italian flag on its tail, I like how they decorated the car with yellow bits and pieces including the logos, brake calipers, the stitches and the seat belt, the car looks very elegant.
The price of the Ferrari 812 Superfast is AED 1,327,200 – and if you have that kind of money you should definitely buy one, you definitely should!
Experiencing such a great car makes one wonder, what’s next? What are we to expect from Ferrari? I’m pretty sure it’s going to be very special, I just can’t wait!