By Lauren Jade Hill
As the 87th edition of Geneva International Motor Show takes place this March, Ferrari is set to reveal the new 812 Superfast. As the fastest and most powerful Ferrari to have ever been made, this extreme performance V12 berlinetta has been at the center of great anticipation.
Not only does the new model encompass innovative new features, it also marks a significant moment in Ferrari’s history, as its release marks 70 years since the official launch of the V12 series.
The 812 Superfast builds on the legacy of its predecessors with the power of a new 6.5-liter V12 engine giving it the ability to unleash 800 cv, with a maximum power output at 8,500 rpm. Translating to 123 cv/l, this is a power output no other front-engine production car has come close to achieving.
Distinguished by a full, rich exhaust sound, the car has a maximum torque of 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm, of which 80 percent is available at 3,500 rpm. And this exceptional drivability comes with sharper throttle response, afforded by the dual-clutch transmission’s gear ratios.
The 812 Superfast is equipped with advanced control systems and components too. In fact, this model is the first Ferrari to feature electric power steering, with the integration of electronic vehicle dynamic controls, resulting in better handling, improved road-holding, and reduced vehicle response time.
The Ferrari Styling Center then designed the exterior to reflect the car’s performance, with sporty lines and proportions, exhibiting a two-box design, high tail and prominent wheel arches, with full-LED headlights integrated into the bonnet’s air intakes.
Inside, the 812 Superfast is fittingly sporty in its design, while taking both comfort and space into account with ergonomic seats and the latest infotainment and air-conditioning units. And as the final flourish, in honor of the company’s 70th anniversary, Ferrari have launched the 812 Superfast in a brand new color, Rosso Settanta. Striving to be the most exclusive Ferrari in the range, this new model is set to be one of the great highlights of Geneva International Motor Show.