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2017-02-17 07:59

Powered by the one of the most exciting naturally aspirated engines of the last decade, the Ferrari 458 Speciale goes head to head with the latest turbocharged Ferrari supercar: the 488 GTB.

Cape Town - Ferrari will debut the 812 Superfast at 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show. It is the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque's history.

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. 


Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 588kW with maximum torque of 718Nm. 

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. 

The car is being launched in a special new colour,  Rosso Settanta,  which marks the company' s 70th anniversary.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. 

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