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Ferrari introduced the 812 Superfast in 2017, but its front-engined grand tourer is actually much older than that. Essentially a facelifted version of the F12berlinetta, the design and underpinnings of the current V-12 grand tourer go back to 2012. This makes it eight years old as of 2020, two years more than its predecessor, the 599. In short, it’s time for a full redesign, but it seems Ferrari is not in a hurry to deliver one. But the CascoRosso, a futuristic rendering of a front-engined Ferrari grand tourer, seems like the perfect replacement.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast Needs a Successor And This CascoRosso Rendering Is It Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Designed by Dejan Hristov, the CascoRosso seems to follow the traditional design cues of a Ferrari grand tourer. It features a long front hood, a low-slung profile with beefed-up rear haunches, and a sloping rear end with a simple fascia and a massive diffuser to the bottom. But this basic recipe is enhanced by a futuristic take on Ferrari’s current design language.

The front fascia is extremely aggressive and the headlamps are hidden in the organic front grille. There’s a big opening in the front hood that leaves part of the engine exposed, which reminds me of older Corvette ZR1 models, and front fender panels that look like armour blades. The armor blade theme continues toward the rear in the way the front fenders extend over the side skirts and the way the roof extends over and around the rear section. The profile is actually much more sportier than a regular Ferrari GT, looking more like a front-engined supercar.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast Needs a Successor And This CascoRosso Rendering Is It Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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The rear fascia is completely black and while the upper section is clean and uncluttered with just a round taillight at each corner, the lower section is defined by a massive split diffuser. The exhaust pipes are almost stacked upon each other, which is a rather unconventional layout for a Ferrari. The deck lid hides to aero devices on each sides, so the rendering is worthy of the Ferrari badge when it comes to tech and aero. The wheels also retain the five-spoke, star design seen on most modern Ferraris, but they’re much thinner and wider. The tires feature an aggressive threat that would look better on an SUV, but that’s the only unsettling detail about this rendering.

Granted, this isn’t something that Ferrari will put in production anytime soon. It looks way too futuristic and aggressive (yes, even for a Ferrari) and the successor to the 812 Superfast will look a bit more bland. But it’s nice to see a different take on Ferrari’s future grand tourer.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast Needs a Successor And This CascoRosso Rendering Is It Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Getting back to more palpable things, a successor to the 812 Superfast should break cover sometime in 2021 and hit showrooms in 2022.

Ferrari 812 Superfast specifications
Engine 6.5-liter V-12
Horsepower 789 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Torque 530 LB-FT @ 7,000 RPM
Transmission F1 dual-clutch
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 seconds
Top Speed >211 mph
Weight 3,362 Lbs
Weight distribution (front/rear) 47%/53%

Source: Dejan Hristov via Behance

Ciprian Florea
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