Ferrari 812 Superfast vs. Ferrari F12berlinetta

One of the undoubted stars of next month’s Geneva Motor Show will be the new Ferrari 812 Superfast. According to the company, this V12-powered model is set to become “the most powerful and exclusive” member of its road car line-up.

The 812 Superfast boasts some innovative features. Purists might not be too delighted that the list includes electric power steering (fitted to a Ferrari for the first time), but they should be happier with the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 rear-wheel steering system.

Ferrari 812 Superfast (2018) Front

Also part of the specification are under-body active aerodynamic flaps at the front and an updated version of Ferrari’s Side Slip Control.

Compared to the superseded F12berlinetta, the 812 Superfast gains some extra engine displacement. Consequently, power and torque are both notably increased, but the effect on the usual performance benchmarks appears to be rather limited.

Model 812 Superfast F12berlinetta
Engine 6,496 cc V12
6,262 cc V12
Transmission 7-speed
Power 789 bhp
(588 kW / 800 PS)
@ 8,500 rpm
730 bhp
(545 kW / 740 PS)
@ 8,250 rpm
Torque 718 Nm
(530 lb/ft)
@ 7,000 rpm
690 Nm
(508 lb/ft)
@ 6,000 rpm
0-62 mph (100 km/h) 2.9 secs 3.1 secs
Top speed Over 211 mph (340 km/h) Over 211 mph (340 km/h)
Fuel economy 19.0 mpg
(14.9 l/100km)
18.9 mpg
(15.0 l/100km)
CO2 340 g/km 350 g/km

Ferrari 812 Superfast (2018) Rear SideFerrari 812 Superfast (2018) Side

Ferrari 812 Superfast (2018) Front SideFerrari 812 Superfast (2018) Dashboard

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