In the wake of Pagani’s announcement of the Huayra Roadster, Ferrari have given us an early look at their latest V12 Berlinetta – the 812 Superfast.
While the name may be slightly more confounded than what the car has been called in spy shots (the F12M), it does accurately describe the car. As the marque’s flagship model, the 812 Superfast will boast an 800 horsepower v12 (an increase of around 60 hp over the F12 Berlinetta), which Ferrari claims will propel the 812 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed over 210 mph.
The improvements don’t stop with more power and speed either. The car benefits from innovations developed in the F12 TDF, such as the “Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0” system, which uses rear steering to make the car more agile. Downforce has been increased through the use of active aero flaps and an “unprecedented aerodynamic by-pass.” The 812 will also be the first Ferrari ever to use Electric Power Steering.
There’s also been improvements to the interior, with updated infotainment and A/C.
With this announcement, we have another look at what to expect this year at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, and so far it looks fantastic.
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