Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The latest V12 Ferrari supercar is the replacement for the F12 Berlinetta. The 812 Superfast uses a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12, tuned to deliver 800 metric horsepower (789 American ponies) at a lofty 8,500 rpm. The new Ferrari makes a maximum of 530 pound-feet of torque, 80 percent of which show up for the party by 3,500 rpm. The dual-clutch gearbox fires off shifts even faster than the F12 berlinetta that came before.
Numbers are a 2.9sec 0-62mph time and a ‘211mph-plus’ top speed.
There are plenty of acronyms to help drivers. EPS is Ferrari’s first electric power steering system, there’s a fifth-generation version of SSC (Side Slip Control), and a second-generation application of Virtual Short Wheelbase, Ferrari’s four-wheel-steering system. Despite the extra tech, the car's 1,525kg dry weight is unchanged from the F12’s. Those kilos are distributed 47/53 front/rear.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. While Ferrari has not yet announced pricing for the 812 Superfast, prices for the the model it replaces, the F12 Berlinetta, start at $320,000.