The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the company’s most powerful V12 road car ever and it has landed in India. Ferrari launched the 812 Superfast in India with prices started from INR 5.20 crore (ex-showroom).
Visually, the 812 Superfast gets more aggressive bodywork with active aerodynamic aids to boost down-force or reduce drag, depending on the scenario. Inside, the car gets a new dashboard with an updated instrument cluster display, along with upgraded sports seats and tweaked steering wheel controls.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the replacement for the F12 Berlinetta. The 812 Superfast employs a slightly larger version of the F12’s naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine, apart from fresh styling and new chassis technology. The 812’s engine displaces just 234cc more than the outgoing F12 Berlinetta’s V12, while producing 789 bhp (800 hp) at 8500 rpm and 719 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. These outputs trump even the hardcore F12tdf, thus making this V12 the most potent front-mounted engine fitted to a production car ever.
The 812’s V12 is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission driving just the rear wheels, allowing the F12 replacement to sprint from a standstill to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of ‘more than 211mph’.
Over the F12, the 812 Superfast gets a re-tuned chassis that benefits from an evolution of Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control technology that debuted on the 488 GTB, and the second generation of Virtual Short Wheelbase, or a rear-wheel steering system; the first-generation of which is used on the F12tdf. Another significant change in the 812 Superfast is the addition of electric power steering. It is the first Ferrari to use such a system.