The new 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast is one that lives up to its name. To begin with, this machine comes with a powerful engine rated at a whopping 789 horsepower – enough power to propel it from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. But hey, we’re just getting started, there’s more to just the mind-dizzying power!
Perhaps one of the most challenging thing for any automaker is to push boundaries of its own achievements regardless of which ones they are – comfort, luxury, performance or whatnot. In the case of Ferrari, it involved designing an even more monstrous engine.
In this regard, Ferrari engineers and designers embarked on a challenging exploit that was characterized by intensive research and development. The result of this was track-derived engineering that was able to produce one of the best sports cars of our generation. One that is uniquely designed to offer its drivers one of the best rewarding and riveting experience and one that sets the performance benchmark across the board.
This however comes as no surprise as the brains behind Ferrari are known to produce an illustrious list of exceptional cars that promise to remain as icons in the journals of automotive history.
The new 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast is a painstakingly near-perfect aerodynamic package. It has finely-honed lines and is exceptionally futuristic. Fundamentally, the new 812 Superfast is a rework of the award-winning F12berlinetta. Engineers and designers over at Maranello saw no need to reinvent the wheel and instead put their minds and souls into sweating the nitty gritty details.
The details in question included fine-tuning elements such as aerodynamics, chassis electronics, and the engine specs, which clearly resulted in a vehicle that is responsive, agile, and track-focused. According to Andrea Napolitano – Ferrari powertrain engineer, the new Ferrari 812 Superfast has gained new pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft, and material upgrades aimed at fortifying the main bearings.
But the real focus, Napolitano says, was on reducing friction, optimizing combustion, and improving breathing efficiency. Simply put, the new car received what it most needed to become the undisputed leader in the mid-front-engine sports cars segment.
Drivers will appreciate its exhilarating feedback both on track and road thanks to the Prancing Horse DNA that also makes its ride comfortable and handling exceptionally fluid. The redesigned Ferrari 812 Superfast is meant for clients who want a blistering high-performance car that makes no compromise in its quest to become all-rounded.
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2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Review
- engine specs
- exterior redesign
- release date & price
2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Engine Specs
Under the hood of this powerful machine is a monstrous 6.5L V12 engine capable of cranking out a staggering output rated at 789 horsepower and 530 lbs. ft. of torque. The output is an increment of 59 hp and 20 pounds of torque over the outgoing F12berlinetta.
With that power under the hood, Ferrari says it should only take a blistering 2.9 seconds for a 0-60 mph run. The top speed remains unchanged at 211 mph.
This performance, Ferrari says, was achieved through a myriad of performance tweaks. First, by using a high pressure injection system that makes sure the engine complies with emissions regulations via reducing the particulate number emitted and improving the nebulization of fuel injected.
Secondly, improving the engine’s power-to-fuel maximum consumption. In urban contextual driving, the car will start and stop the engine while the car is on the move thanks to the Stop&Start functionality.
Thirdly, calibration of the Manettino settings was given much attention in order to enhance both the feel and potential of extreme power. Regardless of the engine speeds, the driver will be able to dose the massive torque whenever the foot comes into contact with the pedal.
And last but not the least, Ferrari was able to achieve those high performance levels thanks to innovations such as the control system for the variable geometry inlet tracts and the 350 bar direct injection system. The systems, the automaker says, made possible for displacement increase to 6.5 liters from 6.2.
Exterior & Interior Designs Of The 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast
The new model redefines the formal design language of the marque’s proportions without changing either its interior space and comfort or its exterior dimensions.
First and foremost, the exterior silhouette of the 812 Superfast is highlighted by a fastback sleekness guaranteed to lower downforce and is reminiscent of the 1969 Daytona 365GTB4 model. Imbuing the 812 Superfast with the aggression and power emanating from the beast lying beneath the hood are impressively muscular wheel arches and sharply slanted crease lines.
Upfront, the hood design integrates with the design of the sculpted air intakes and full-LED headlights.
Around back, the 812 Superfast gains a broad, imposing character thanks to the design crafted around horizontal lines and the four-round taillights inspired by the marque’s traditional design DNA.
The interior on the other hand gets even sportier thanks to radical redesigns that result in a lean elegance and thoroughbred racing eagerness. It gets a supremely stylish yet sophisticated sculptural look thanks to the horizontal dash twists around the central air vents.
The cockpit design is driver-centric. All the controls, satellite pods, commands, and steering wheel are perfectly angled towards the driver. Moreover, there’s perfect combination of high tech and the artisanal that meticulously highlight Ferrari’s signature design DNA.
2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Release Date & Price
According to trusted online publications, the new model should be expected to cost around $335,275 for the base model. As for the release date, the same sources say it’s possible this fall.
One car that Ferrari buyers would undoubtedly be quick to cross-shop with the F12 would probably be the 911 Turbo S model. See, the Turbo S is a menacing machine that packs a powerful 580 horsepower-rated engine beneath its hood.
Although the number might not seem to pose a threat to either the Lamborghini Huracan Performante or the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast, the Turbo S actually scores better when it comes to torque figures.
Even better yet, it becomes an unstoppable monster when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package that enables it zoom from naught to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Buyers can also consider it for its less expensive price tag that reads about $188,100.
In conclusion, although I find the name silly, the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast is one with a combination of tremendous features. Its design hues are downright impeccable yet aggressive, it’s quicker and more powerful, and features a boatload of stability-enhancing elements.