Ferrari has been known to produce cherry red supercars and showcase Italian supremacy. Taking things a step further, they even used the word “Superfast” to brag about their performance. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is known to be a close to perfect coupe. There is more space for cargo and passengers than any other supercar. The 812 Superfast also achieves a zero to 100kmph in less than three seconds. What else can be expected from a Ferrari? The answer is reliability and durability at those high speeds.
However, a great brand always accepts its mistakes and corrects them. Ferrari has issued a recall for 1,063 units of 2018-2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast in the United States. According to the maker, the main cause behind the recall is an error from the supplier’s end, leading to improper placement of the rear window, which might lead the rear window to completely detach at high speeds. As per reports, there may be incorrect bonding between the panel and the rear window. At high speeds, in a long term perspective, this incorrect bonding could lead to the weakening of adhesion for the panel, causing the rear window to detach completely at high speeds. This will not only create a road hazard but will also increase the risk of crashing.
The issue was first reported in Germany on May 11, 2020. Since then, Ferrari has received two more similar reports from Germany, both of which occurred on May 21. After research and analysis of the cause of this issue, Ferrari Product Committee, on September 30, 2020, decided that a recall of 1,063 812 Superfast, manufactured during 2018-2020, was necessary.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast, stands by its name and is not only the most powerful Ferrari but is also the fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. Being a Ferrari, the 812 Superfast comes with a 6.5-litre, V12 engine, which produces 789bhp (588 kilowatts) of power at 8,500rpm and 718Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. With all this power under its hood, the 812 Superfast can leap from standstill to 100 kmph in just 2.9 seconds. After attaining such high speed, within a short span, the force acting on the car is noticeably higher and even a small error, is enough to cause a devastating crash. Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers, and will replace the rear window, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2020.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast uses Ferrari’s Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system with rear-wheel steering. It also has an electric power steering at the front. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is actually the first Ferrari to employ electric power steering, and it ships with an updated version of the brand’s Side Slip Control (SSC) system. Braking performance, too, has seen an increment, with a 5.8 percent improvement, thanks to the use of Brembo Extreme Design brakes. According to Ferrari, a 30 percent increase in downforce on the 812 Superfast, is notable due to its smooth and aerodynamic design.