How do you celebrate 70 years of Ferrari? Create the most powerful series model in your history, which also happens to be the most powerful mid-front engine car ever created. Not a bad way to mark your 70th birthday!
The brand new 12-cylinder Ferrari 812 Superfast is a showcase of Ferrari's technology, heritage, history and exclusivity all coming together to create an unbelievably quick and hugely cable supercar. The name itself dates back to the '60s when Ferrari created the Ferrari 500 Superfast, so the new Ferrari 812 Superfast is a nod to Ferrari's legacy.
Building on the legendary heritages of the later Ferrari F12tdf and F12 Berlinetta, the cars which the Ferrari 812 Superfast will replace, this new car houses a monumental 6.5-litre V12 engine, which produces an immense 800bhp which propels the car from 0-60mph in a mind-blowing 2.9 seconds. It is also the first Ferrari to feature EPS (Electric Power Steering) which is used to fully exploit the Ferrari 812 Superfast's astonishing performance.
How does such a powerful car stay glued to the road? The 812 Superfast is loaded with highly advanced control systems and components, as well as latest version of Ferrari SSC (Side Slip Control) to enable safe and controlled use of all that immense power and performance. Other clever technology and software such as Vitual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) which follows on the Ferrari F12tdf's legacy - improving the handling and sharpness.
As with all Ferrari road cars, the body is both aerodynamic and effortlessly stylish featuring a high tail - a characteristic of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB4 (another nod to the iconic legacy) and also a long bonnet housing that colossal V12 engine - following on from the Ferrari F12. Purists and petrolheads alike will welcome Ferrari's decision to keep this a naturally aspirated engine, meaning despite all that 800bhp, the new Ferrari 812 Superfast doesn't use a turbo or supercharger. And to be honest, a naturally aspirated V12 Ferrari, well, it doesn't get any better!
As part of the worldwide retailer tour, the 812 Superfast was displayed at Stratstone Ferrari between the 31st July and the 2nd August 2017.
Positioned on the top floor of the showroom, the brand new 12-cylinder model was revealed as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations where guests could experience the fascinating new features and design.
There was also an opportunity for Ferrari enthusiasts to view the incredible model, and huge crowds gathered to watch the 812's departure from the showroom.
For enquires on the new 812, please contact Stratstone Ferrari.