Ferrari has released a new videos of its latest model, the 812 Superfast that was recently launched at the Geneva motor show.
Living up to its name, the Superfast boasts a top speed of more than 211 mph and an estimated 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds. It comes equipped with Ferrari’s most powerful engine ever: a mid-front-mounted 6.5-liter V-12 that produces 789 bhp and 530 lb-ft of torque. A whopping 80 percent of that torque is available at 3,500 rpm, improving the car’s response even at low revs.
The new Supercar is a phenomenal supercar and the Italian marques engineers have been working hard as ever.
Ferrari have bored-out the old F12’s 6.3-litre to a 6.5, then engineers redesigned both the inlet and exhaust ducts, introduced variable length inlet ducts (borrowed from an old F1 car) before adding a high-pressure triple injection system.
But it’s not all just about the engine, the 812 manages to generate more downforce and less drag than the car it replaces.
This involves a new front mounted ‘aero cluster’ that splits air flow to generate real downforce. The same design element also adds extra ducts for brake cooling, while efficiently channelling airflow to the underbody to reduce drag.
Active aero also plays a huge part in the new aero package of the 812 with vents that open beneath the body and in the big rear diffuser to reduce drag at speeds over 110mph.
To keep up with the relentless performance, the F12’s old dual-clutch auto has also been overhauled to cope.
The new seven-speed ‘box, that lives in the rear transaxle, now offers 30 per cent quicker to upshifts and 40 per cent faster downshifts, Ferrari has also given the 812 Superfast bespoke gear ratios to optimise in-gear acceleration.
Dynamically, there’s also been a complete rethink to the old F12 chassis with engineers tasked to both improve agility and stability of the big coupe.
The first change was the introduction of a new electric power steering (EPAS) rack in place of the old hydraulic steering.
This enabled Ferrari to add the latest version of its Slide Slip Control that offers a drift mode for the first time. The new EPAS also allows the car maker to integrate its latest stability control system.
New magnetorheological dampers, meanwhile, have also been added that’s said to improve body control over the old car.
Biggest change for the 812 is engineers have developed a four-wheel steering system.
Ferrari claim the Virtual Short Wheelbase improves handling by both boosting agility while cornering and increasing stability at high speed.
The rear-steer axle also allows the car maker to use a 10 per cent quicker steering rack and, in Ferrari’s words, permits more “steer to throttle” behaviour.
Watch the video and enjoy the latest from Ferrari, Bellissimo!