The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been officially unveiled here at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. The Superfast replaces the Ferrari F12 as Ferrari’s fastest front-engined, V12-powered GT car. We had to take a closer look at the supercar on display on the show floor.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast gets a new 6.5-litre V12 engine with a staggering 789 hp at 8,500 rpm (800 cv in Ferrari terms). The V12 remains mid-front mounted giving it a unique place in the market, quite apart from other luxury GT cars. Maximum torque is quoted at 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Performance includes a maximum speed in excess of 340 Km/h and a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.9 sec.
The improvements were achieved through a 350 bar direct injection system and a variable geometry intake tract, developed from naturally-aspirated F1 engine technology. The 812 Superfast gets a dual-clutch transmission with new gear ratios, reduced shift times and a sharper throttle response. Dry weight with lightweight optional extras is 1,525 kg. Weight distribution is stated at 47-53% front/rear.
As expected, the Ferrari 812 Superfast comes equipped with Ferrai’s four-wheel steering system called Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV). It is an evolution of the F12tdf unit and apparently improves handling and responsiveness. Coupled to this, the Superfast is the first Ferrari to come with EPS (Electric Power Steering) which combines with the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC).
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