This ‘special’ 812 Superfast is Ferrari’s fastest road car
We don’t yet know what this new iteration of the Ferrari 812 Superfast will be called, so let’s temporarily name it Ferrari 812 ReallyVerySuperfast. Mainly because under that new hood is the most powerful Ferrari engine ever built.
The 6.5-liter V12 of the “ regular ” 812 – also known as the A Masterpiece – has seen many of its components modified. There is new valve timing, new exhaust and the use of “state of the art” materials.
This allowed the release of even more power. The 812 Superfast produces 789 hp. This 812 ReallyVerySuperfast produces 819 hp, a jump of 30 hp, and will crank up to 9,500 rpm – also the highest Ferrari road engine ever. So high, it is suspected that it will alter your very DNA, maybe even grant you superpowers.
To move on. Ferrari assures us that it’s more than just a motor car: it’s lighter, has independent steering on all four wheels and is launching version 7.0 of Ferrari’s side slip control hero mechanism – sorry, “ vehicle dynamics ” system.
The entire body has been carefully examined and subtly redesigned for better aerodynamic performance and more downforce. The changes include new front air intakes, a new cut carbon fiber ‘blade’ on the hood (to make it look shorter and make the car look wider), a triplet of air vents / notches on the rear arches and a new rear diffuser exhaust configuration.
Ferrari also replaced the rear windshield with a single piece of aluminum, featuring everyone’s favorite guest vortex generators! Yes, they improve aerodynamic efficiency, but more importantly, they look really, really cool. They sit right in front of a new rear spoiler that is taller and prouder than before. The interior remains largely the same except for a new, lighter door panel and the “H-door theme” on the tunnel, although there is still a gearshift box.
“The new model is the ultimate expression of the Ferrari concept of an extreme front-engine berlinetta,” says Ferrari, “refining the characteristics of the critically acclaimed 812 Superfast to a level never seen before.
The Ferrari 812 ReallyVerySuperfast will be built in limited numbers, of course, and we’ll have the full debriefing next month. In the meantime, read our 812 Superfast review, here.