Italian sports car manufacturer, Ferrari, has finally showcased the 812 Superfast at the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Although the supercar was unveiled last month, this is the first public debut of the F12 Berlinetta successor. It is probably one of the last Ferrari to feature a naturally aspirated V12 engine as most of the automakers are gradually but certainly switching to hybrid powertrains.
The 812 Superfast has a fastback silhouette. Although its proportions are quite similar to the F12tdf, according to Ferrari, its design is inspired by the 1969 365 GTB4. It features full LED headlights at the front which are integrated into the sculpted air intakes on the bonnet and four round taillights. The 812 Superfast is on display in Geneva in two different colours, Rosso Settanta (red) and gunmetal grey.
Ferrari claims that the 812 Superfast is the most powerful and fastest Ferrari till now and has been introduced in the 70th anniversary year of the Ferrari. The 812 Superfast packs a 6.5-litre V12 (65°) petrol engine which churns out 800PS of max power at 8,500rpm and 718Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. However, 80 per cent of the torque is already available at 3,500rpm. For reference, the F12 Berlinetta has a 6.3-litre engine which produces 60PS less power and 28Nm less torque compared to the 812 Superfast. The new Ferrari has a specifically designed dual-clutch transmission with shorter up and down shifting times between gears that sharpen throttle response and help it gain a top speed of 340kmph and reach 100kmph from standstill in just 2.9 seconds.
Ferrari also claims that the 812 Superfast is the only front-engined production car in the world that delivers such an exciting top-end performance. The engine features 5000psi direct injection system (used for the first time in a high-performance engine) and variable geometry intake tracts which are conceptually derived naturally-aspirated F1 engines. It is also the first Ferrari to have an electric power steering.
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