The Competizione twins rev up to 9,500 rpm, are 300+ pounds lighter than the 812 Superfast, and will be built in small numbersby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:54
A couple of weeks back, Ferrari gave us a glimpse of the 812 limited-edition. Now, the company has taken the wraps off it. Christened the 812 Competizione, Ferrari has also unveiled its Targa-top twin called Competizione A. The Competiziones are the alter ego versions of the standard 812 Superfast and come with a lot of significant differences. The highlight, however, is its ability to rev to 9,500 rpm that makes it the highest-revving Ferrari road car to date!
The 812 Competizione Models Are Lighter, More Powerful, and Revs Better
The Ferrari 812 Competizione and the Competizione A are powered by the same 6.5-liter, V-12 engine as the standard 812 Superfast. It comes with an improvement of 30 horses, but loses out on 19 pound-feet of torque. But, 830 horses and 519 pound-feet of twist are not less by any means.
The engine comes with:
- New cylinder heads
- Redesigned pistons
- F1-tech cams
- Diamond-like carbon coating on the piston pins and cams
- 40-percent lighter titanium con-rods
- Rebalanced crank
- A redesigned intake system
- Variable geometry inlet tracts
The mill is still married to the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, but it has been recalibrated to reduce the shift times by five-percent. All the horses come alive at 9,250 rpm, but you can rev the engine up to 9,500 rpm. Thanks to these weight reduction measures, the 812 Competizione is 315 pounds lighter than the Superfast, weighing in at 3,279 pounds.
The Competizione Is Slightly Quicker Than The Superfast
Courtesy of all these changes, the Ferrari 812 Competizione is one-twentieth of a second quicker to 62 mph, taking 2.85 seconds to touch the mark as opposed to the 812 Superfast’s 2.9 seconds. Keep the accelerator depressed and you’ll touch 124 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is four-tenths of a second quicker than the model it replaces. Top speed hasn’t changed and is still rated at 211 mph.
All these figures are for the 812 Competizione vis-à-vis the standard 812 Superfast. We’re yet to hear about the Competizione A’s specs and how it goes up against the 812 GTS.
|0 to 62 mph||2.85 seconds|
|0 to 124 mph||7.5 seconds|
|Top Speed||211 mph|
F1-Inspired Aero Changes Are Made To The Body
Aero elements make up most of the changes on the outside. As mentioned previously, the Competizione comes with larger air intakes up front, aero fins on the corners of the bumper, and air vents behind the rear wheels. There are vortex generators on the body-color aluminum panel with carbon fiber elements in place of the rear windshield, and a huge diffuser at the bottom with several carbon fiber fins.
The Competizione A doesn’t come with the vortex generators, but instead features a bridge between the flying buttresses which channels the air to the rear spoiler in the same manner. On the inside, things are pretty much the same except for lighter door panels and the H-gate theme on the tunnel.
The 812 Superfast Competizione and Competizione A also come with a four-wheel independent steering setup. Ferrari hasn’t announced the price or the number of examples it plans to build. Given that they will be built in small numbers, the cars will feature eye-watering price tags. Considering the 812 Superfast was priced at $335,000 and the 812 GTS at $365,000 in the U.S., a sticker price of around half-million bucks for them shouldn’t be surprising.