The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Geneva world premiere


The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Geneva world premiere

The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Geneva world premiere

16.02.2017: …for the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine Maranello, 16 February 2017

…for the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta

Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine Maranello, 16  February 2017 – Ferrari has selected  the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlin etta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari  in the marque's history.

This  new car  not  only  introduces a  plethora  of  innovative features  but  is also particularly significant as  the V12 series marked the  official  start  of  the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.

The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and  F12tdf.

 It  is aimed at clients   demanding   the   most   powerful   and   exclusive   Ferrari  in  the   range:   an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners enjoy it as an all-round experience.


Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv, the 812 Superfast is the new  benchmark  in the  mid-front-engined sports  car  segment,  achieving  maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/1.

Figures that  no other  front-engined production car  has  ever even come  near  to delivering and which ensure the  kind of  thrilling top-end performance that  is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari's noble V12 heritage.

The engine's  power  is underscored  by a  full ,  rich  exhaust sound  that  exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement.

Maximum torque is 718  Nm @  7,000  rpm, a sig nificant 80%  of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pick-up even at low revs.

These performance  levels were achieved in part by adopting a 350  bar direct injection system for the very first time on a high-performance engine and pairing it with variable geometry  intake  tracts  conceptually  derived from  those  of  naturally-aspirated  F1 engmes.

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.

Vehicle dynamics

The 812  Superfast is equipped with leading-edge control systems and components, resulting in unparalleled handling and roadholding.  It's the first Ferrari to sport  EPS (Electric   Power  Steering)   which,   in  accordance   with   Ferrari 's  uncompromising engineering approach,  is used to fully exploit the potential of the car's  performance and, through the complete integration with all the electronic vehicle dynamics controls – including the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari's patented Side Slip Control (SSC) – make its powerful performance easier to handle and even more thrilling to exploit.

The vehicle controls also feature, for the first time, the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) which, following the experience gained with the F12tdf, features a further evolution of the software that improves the nimbleness of the handling and reduces the vehicle response times even further.

Styling and aerodynamics

Designed by the  Ferrari Styling Centre, the new 812  Superfast  redefines the formal language of front-engined V12 Ferraris, underlining the car's exceptional performance with very sporty lines and proportions.

Seen in  silhouette, the 812 Superfast has a fastback sleekness: a two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 of 1969. 

The design of the flanks visually shortens the tail and is characterised by impressively muscular wheelarches which  imbue the 81 2  Superfast  with the  power  and  aggression  warranted  by its imposing V12. Fu II-LED head lights integrated into the design of the sculpted air intakes on  the  bonnet also  emphasise  that  front muscle, integrating with, and wrapping around the front wheelarch.

At the  rear,  four  round tail-lights  inspired  by Ferrari tradition  emphasi se a design crafted around horizontal lines and give the 812 Superfast a broad , imposing stance, visually lowering both spo iler and cabin.

As  with  all  Ferraris , style and  aerodynamic function  are  seamlessl y integrated to produce innovative solutions and forms.

 Two examples are the multi-functional frontal section , which incorporates a cluster of aerodynamic solutions including active flaps at the front of the underbody, and the rear flank which features an unprecedented aerodynamic by-pass to increase downforce.

The car is being launched in a special new colour,  Rosso Settanta,  which marks the company' s 70th anniversary.


The interior of the 812 Superfast  has been revisited in   line with the more extreme exterior whilst maintaining unaltered the exceptional on-board comfort and space that Ferrari 's front-engined V12 berlinettas have always offered.

The cabin has been given a sportier, more radical look with the main elements seeming to float, creating an effect of both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance. The horizontal dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural look.

New, more sporty and ergonomic seats feature alongside the new HMI , including new steering wheel and instrument clusters and the latest infotainment and air-conditioning units.

812 Superfast- Technical Specifications


Type          V12- 65°
Overall displacement  6,496 cc
Maximum power output*     588 kW (800 cv) at 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque*    718 Nm at 7,000 rpm

Weight and dimensions

Length 4,657 mm
Width  1,971  mm
Height 1,276 mm
Dry weight**   1 ,525 kg
Weight distribution  47-53% front/rear


Maximum speed   >340 l0-100 km/h     2.9 sec

Fuel consumption and C02 emissions***
Fuel consumption     14,9 1/1 OOkm
Emissions              340g C02/km

Caroline van Rensburg – photos


16.02.2017 / MaP

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