The brand new Ferrari 812 Superfast has been virtually transformed into a 812 Superamerica by ace rendering artist X-Tomi Design. The Superamerica moniker defines Ferrari’s idea of a limited-run roadster with a front mounted V12 engine, and has been around since 1956.
While the F12 had a $2.5 million roadster version called the F60 America that was limited to just 10 units, there was the 599 SA Aperta (2010) as well, a limited run (80 units), 599 GTO based roadster. Then there was the 575M Superamerica (2005) before that, and so on.
The 812 Superamerica, when its due, might have a different name altogether, but there’s denying the fact that it’ll look quite like the rendering here, complete with those signature Superamerica roll hoops.
The 812 Superfast debuted last week with close to 800HP from a massaged version of the outgoing F12’s 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine. It also features an evolution of Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control technology, the second generation of Virtual Short Wheelbase (four-wheel steering) and an electric power steering.
The updated hardware, teamed up with the new, down-force aiding bodywork allow the 812 Superfast to sprint from a standstill to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of ‘more than 211mph’. Superfast indeed; despite the 812 being 110kg heavier than the F12.
Ferrari 812 Superfast Key Specifications:
- Engine 6496cc V12 arranged in 65deg vee
- Power 789bhp @ 8500rpm
- Torque 530lb ft @ 7000rpm
- Transmission Dual-clutch gearbox
- 0-62mph 2.9sec
- Top speed More than 211mph
- CO2 emissions 340g/km