The amazing PR team at Al Tayer Motors always have the best first-hand information when it comes to Ferrari models and once again, we had a detailed briefing before testing the new Ferrari 812 Superfast.
With the 812 Superfast, Ferrari has pushed the boundaries of its own achievements yet again by designing a new 12-cylinder engine that hailed the start of the glorious Prancing Horse story 70 years ago in 1947.
Ferrari’s wealth of track-derived engineering know-how is evident in the 812 Superfast as its delivers both benchmark performance across the board and the most riveting and rewarding driving experience possible combined with comfort.
Ferrari’s past is studded with just such cars, a long and illustrious list of exceptional models that have gone down in automotive history featuring state-of-the-art running gear, harmonious yet edgy design and a near-perfect aerodynamic package.
The 812 Superfast’s engine unleashes a massive 800 CV, making the 812 Superfast the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built (with the exception, of course, of the mid-rear-engined, special limited-series 12-cylinders).
The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, equipped with leading-edge vehicle dynamics control systems and components and is also the first Ferrari to sport EPS (Electric Power Steering). Like all cars with Prancing Horse DNA, this new berlinetta promises exceptionally fluid handling and ride comfort that drivers will appreciate on longer journeys.
The 812 Superfast, in fact, is aimed at clients that demand the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range. They want a blisteringly high-performance car without compromising on the kind of versatility that will allow them to thoroughly appreciate driving it as a 360-degree experience.
The new 812 Superfast is fitted with Ferrari’s F1 dual-clutch transmission to meet the car’s track driving performance targets and cope with the boost in maximum revs to 8,900 rpm while the gear ratios on all of the gears have been shortened to exploit the extra performance.
The cabin has been radically redesigned to imbue it with an even sportier character with horizontal dash looping stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural, yet supremely stylish look that is also a nod to the LaFerrari’s cockpit.
Inside, beautifully crafted trimming both at the centre of the dash and around the glove compartment create the just right sense of Ferrari’s signature combination of the artisanal and the high tech. The seats follow a diapason design language combined with superb ergonomics. A high-end audio system with 12 speakers and a 1,280 Watt amplifier with Quantum Logic offers superb sound delivery.
Ferrari’s vast Personalisation Programme is, of course, also available to ensure each client can make their 812 Superfast unique and even more tailored to their personal tastes and requirements and includes a wealth of new optionals specifically developed for the 812 Superfast.