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Featured OFFICIAL Ferrari 812 Superfast

Discussion in 'F12' started by fuhro, Feb 16, 2017.

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  1. fuhro

    fuhro Active Member

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    This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year. The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners enjoy it as an all-round experience.

    Engine

    Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv, the 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/l. Figures that no other front-engined production car has ever even come near to delivering and which ensure the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari’s noble V12 heritage. The engine’s power is underscored by a full, rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement. Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pick-up even at low revs. These performance levels were achieved in part by adopting a 350 bar direct injection system for the very first time on a high-performance engine and pairing it with variable geometry intake tracts conceptually derived from those of naturally-aspirated F1 engines. The 812 Superfast’s dual-clutch transmission has specific gear ratios which, combined with shorter up and down-shifting times between gears, sharpen throttle response still further.

    Vehicle dynamics

    The 812 Superfast is equipped with leading-edge control systems and components, resulting in unparalleled handling and roadholding. It’s the first Ferrari to sport EPS (Electric Power Steering) which, in accordance with Ferrari’s uncompromising engineering approach, is used to fully exploit the potential of the car’s performance and, through the complete integration with all the electronic vehicle dynamics controls – including the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC) – make its powerful performance easier to handle and even more thrilling to exploit. The vehicle controls also feature, for the first time, the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) which, following the experience gained with the F12tdf, features a further evolution of the software that improves the nimbleness of the handling and reduces the vehicle response times even further.

    Styling and aerodynamics

    Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new 812 Superfast redefines the formal language of front-engined V12 Ferraris, underlining the car’s exceptional performance with very sporty lines and proportions. Seen in silhouette, the 812 Superfast has a fastback sleekness: a two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 of 1969. The design of the flanks visually shortens the tail and is characterised by impressively muscular wheelarches which imbue the 812 Superfast with the power and aggression warranted by its imposing V12. Full-LED headlights integrated into the design of the sculpted air intakes on the bonnet also emphasise that front muscle, integrating with, and wrapping around the front wheelarch. At the rear, four round tail-lights inspired by Ferrari tradition emphasise a design crafted around horizontal lines and give the 812 Superfast a broad, imposing stance, visually lowering both spoiler and cabin. As with all Ferraris, style and aerodynamic function are seamlessly integrated to produce innovative solutions and forms. Two examples are the multi-functional frontal section, which incorporates a cluster of aerodynamic solutions including active flaps at the front of the underbody, and the rear flank which features an unprecedented aerodynamic by-pass to increase downforce. The car is being launched in a special new colour, Rosso Settanta, which marks the company’s 70th anniversary.

    Interior

    The interior of the 812 Superfast has been revisited in line with the more extreme exterior whilst maintaining unaltered the exceptional on-board comfort and space that Ferrari’s front-engined V12 berlinettas have always offered. The cabin has been given a sportier, more radical look with the main elements seeming to float, creating an effect of both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance. The horizontal dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural look. New, more sporty and ergonomic seats feature alongside the new HMI, including new steering wheel and instrument clusters and the latest infotainment and air-conditioning units.

    Specs

    ENGINE

    Type: V12 – 65°
    Overall displacement: 6,496 cc
    Maximum power output: 588 kW (800 cv) at 8,500 rpm
    Maximum torque: 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm
    WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS
    Length: 4,657 mm
    Width: 1,971 mm
    Height: 1,276 mm
    Dry weight: 1,525 kg
    Weight distribution: 46-53% front/rear
    PERFORMANCE
    Maximum speed: >340 Km/h
    0-100 km/h: 2.9 sec
    FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS
    Fuel consumption: 14,9 l/100km
    Emissions: 340g CO2/km

    Source: Ferrari.com
     
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    • Auto

      Auto Well-Known Member

      OMG! :love::love::love::love::love:
       
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      • slicknick

        slicknick Well-Known Member

        It just gets me oh-so joyful every time a new Ferrari is released, and this is no exception.. Granted, I've not been blown away by the 488 or this one (though I was for the 458 and the F12) but I quite like it

        I don't like the name "superfast" though....sounds lame for Ferrari's naming standards
         
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        • gdm

          gdm Well-Known Member

          I like it very much,the best GT car in the world.
           
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          • MikeJ

            MikeJ Global Moderator Staff Member

            They've used the Superfast name before. Here's the 500 Superfast of 1964:
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            • Tarek

              Tarek Well-Known Member

              Forza Italia!
               
            • lafars

              lafars Active Member

              I don't think it looks as good as the f12, especially from the rear
               
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              • DeDe

                DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                RIDICULOUS name o_O
                 
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                • slicknick

                  slicknick Well-Known Member

                  Sorry, but I think that one looks infinitely better...Still, I do like the way this 812 looks but that 500 Superfast is something else
                   
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                  • A.P.

                    A.P. Member

                    I love the F12`s clean and elegant design, but this one looks cluttered with lines. What`s up with that LaFerrari side intake mashed into the front? The front looks like a Vette Z06 and a Viper were mashed up together aswell. I must say though that the rear and the interior are great. If
                    I was Ferrari I would have gone for the full 800hp.
                     
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                    • Soup

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                      We'll get to know when SA get their hands on one :D
                       
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                                • TopspeedPT

                                  TopspeedPT Member

                                  I like it :)
                                   
                                • Star&Car

                                  Star&Car Well-Known Member

                                  These days Ferraris always faild to get me excited.This one is no exception.
                                   
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                                  • hoffmeister_fan

                                    hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

                                    In terms of design: F12>>>812. Whatever sense of elegance that was in the F12B or F12tdf is gone in 812. The only things I sort of like is the front airdam and how the airbridge is integrated on the front fender. At this point I don't care if they are owned by Mahindra, bring back Pininfarina.
                                     
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                                    • slicknick

                                      slicknick Well-Known Member

                                      Anyone know the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) acceleration time?
                                       
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