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With a larger engine and more power than the F12tdf, the 812 Superfast is Ferrari’s final pure V12 model; on show at the Geneva motor show

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been revealed as the most powerful series production model to leave Maranello in the company’s 70-year history.

The two-door model is essentially a significantly upgraded version of the F12 Berlinetta but it uses a larger, naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine and introduces new chassis technology to the range.

The car’s unit is 234cc larger than that of the F12 and it produces 789bhp at 8500rpm and 530lb ft of torque at 7000rpm. This trumps even the hardcore F12tdf, which offered a maximum of 770bhp and 520lb ft of torque.

It is officially the most potent front-mounted engine fitted to a production car and is expected to be the marque’s final pure V12 engine, with hybrid assistance or turbocharged expected in its successor.

Paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and driving the rear wheels, the powertrain is capable of accelerating the 812 Superfast from 0-62mph in 2.9sec and onto a top speed of more than 211mph. These figures are identical to the F12tdf, despite the 812 Superfast’s 110kg heavier dry weight of 1525kg.

Another significant change in the 812 Superfast is the addition of electric power steering. It is the first Ferrari to use such a system, and has been developed to work with Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control technology, which has proven to enhance agility in other models such as the 488 GTB.

Also new is the second generation of Virtual Short Wheelbase. An evolution of the first-gen system used on the F12tdf, it sharpens the car’s handling to give quicker steering response times.

The 812 Superfast’s exterior design is more aggressive than the F12, with new LED lights, a new grille and more prominent aerodynamic features the most noticeable changes. Active aerodynamic flaps are fitted at front to boost downforce or reduce drag, depending on the scenario. Inside, the car gets a more angular dash with an updated instrument cluster display.

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The car has made its public debut at the Geneva motor show, and is on sale now.

Pricing is expected to increase slightly from the F12, which starts at £241,073.

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david RS 17 February 2017

What are those awful rims ?

What are those awful rims ?
Peter Cavellini 17 February 2017


Contrary to some posters opinions,and i do respect them,this Car the 812 superfast(dodgy moniker?)is one of the best looking Ferrari's i've seen in a long time,sorry for stating the obvious but, it looks like a sportcar,not a collection of winglets and ducts and driven by a Computer!
Ski Kid 17 February 2017

Looks like a yank tank

Motrhing wrong with trhat as I like the looks of some Corvetes etc but think for it's price range unappealing agree with you guys if you did not know what it is and given a photo most would think it was a US muscle car.lambo,Mc and Aston look great in comparision.i do find tghis hideous but the recent ferraris like 458 488 do not like the unbalanced side view and the laughing smiley face.Thw 360 and 430 in particular imho are the nicest plus the Dino,that was a great looker in its day.