Ferrari has showcased a car that will make us call the 812 Superfast, a standard. The new supercar will be based on the 812 Superfast and will be produced in limited numbers. For now, we know, it is more powerful, gets reworked engineering and it is road-legal
On the 5th of May, there will be a more powerful version of what already is a very fast car. What gives it away? The word ‘super’ and ‘fast’ have been clubbed together in its name. And chaps at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy, have already made a more powerful 812 Superfast V12. And the new limited-edition supercar is just a few weeks away from a complete unveiling. The more powerful 812 Superfast will debut digitally and the unveiling will be telecasted on Ferrari’s all social network handles.
For now, Ferrari has handed out the pictures of the upcoming – faster, powerful, and high revving – 812 Superfast and teased us with a few technical details. However, Ferrari has kept its name a secret for now.
Let’s start with the thing that makes the new supercar, super-er, its engine. the new 812 Superfast makes 819bhp and that’s a 30bhp bump in power compared to the current 812 Superfast. The hike in power is the courtesy of a heavily reworked 6.5-litre V12 engine. The naturally aspirated motor gets a reworked valve timing, a new exhaust system, and top-shelf engine internals. All of that comes together to make this engine roar all the way up to 9,500rpm, which makes it the quickest and the highest revving engine put in a road-going car by Ferrari until now.
Now Ferrari says this car is not all about its “engine”. Ferrari has also shaved off some weight (1630kg kerb weight) by extensively using carbon fibre materials all around, and the rear glass has been replaced by a single piece of aluminum that also gets vortex generators.. With this comes a revised aerodynamic package including splitters, bumpers, and diffusers all aimed at one thing, downforce. And even if all of the aero can’t keep things under control, the new Ferrari will debut with version 7.0 of Side Slip Control vehicle dynamics system. Ferrari also confirms that the new (faster) 812 Superfast will get independent steering on all four wheels.
The standard Ferrari 812 Superfast does a 0-100km/hr run in 2.9 seconds, and our best bet on the new Ferrari is 2.5-2.6 seconds for the same 0-100km/hr sprint. However, all the facts and specs (and the name as well) will be out on May 5, when Ferrari unveils its new supercar.