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2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

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  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    F1 dual-clutch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    789 @ 8500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    530 @ 7000
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    211 mph
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The F12berlinetta gets a much needed facelift for 2018

Introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the Ferrari 599, the F12berlinetta harkens back to the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" and, in many ways, to the iconic 250 GTO and 275 GTB. A full-fledged grand tourer powered by a no-nonsense, naturally aspirated V-12, the F12berlinetta has already spawned many one-off and special-edition models, including the F12 TRS, SP America, F60 America, Carrozzeria Touring Berlinetta Lusso, and more recently the F12tdf. After some five years on the market, the F12 received its mid-cycle facelift ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It goes by the name 812 Superfast and comes with many improvements.

Just like the transition from the FF to the GTC4Lusso, the F12berlinetta gained a significant update and a name change. Ferrari didn’t care to explain the meaning behind the new name, but it’s safe to assume that the "812" comes from the engine’s output in PS plus the number of cylinders, while Superfast is just... well... an attempt to be cool in the 21st century. This isn’t the first time a Ferrari appears to have been named by the company’s social media department, as the LaFerrari is just as flamboyant. But it’s worth mentioning that the 812 isn’t the first Superfast in the company’s lineup. The name dates back to 1964, when Ferrari offered the 500 Superfast as the top-of-the-line version of the America model.

Moving over to more important things, Ferrari gave the F12berlinetta a thorough restyling. The grand tourer sports numerous modifications front and rear, while the interior has updated tech, a few nips and tucks, and new seats. More importantly, the 6.3-liter V-12 was redesigned into a new mill that makes the 812 Superfast the quickest and most powerful production Ferrari ever built.

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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs the Ferrari 812 Superfast vs the Bentley Continental GT

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs the Ferrari 812 Superfast vs the Bentley Continental GT

It is a well-known fact at this point that the latest Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will go after the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Even Aston Martin officials implied this. However, I am fairly certain that in terms of poise, speed, technology, and price, the Bentley Continental GT may be thrown in the same ring in an endless fight for prestige among super luxury GTs. Sure, the coupe from Crewe isn’t as hardcore as the machines from Gaydon and Maranello, but the Continental GT will gain even more spirited versions in the future. Some of them will definitely take aim at the buyers of the DBS or the 812. The Supersports, I am looking at you.

For now, let’s see how the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, and the Bentley Continental GT stack up against one another.

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Wallpaper of the Day 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

Wallpaper of the Day 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast
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Would You Pay $380,000 For A Ferrari Wind Tunnel Model?

Would You Pay $380,000 For A Ferrari Wind Tunnel Model?

It’s more expensive than an actual Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is super cool, super powerful, and super expensive. It’s priced from $335,275, which is more than an arm and a leg for most of us. But if you have the money to do it, why not spend on a Ferrari 812 Superfast with no engine, no drivetrain, and no steering wheel for a price that’s higher than the actual car itself. It’s strange times we’re living in, right?

Don’t think this is a joke either because this is completely legitimate. The 812 Superfast in question isn’t even an actual car; it’s a scale model finished in hand-sculpted carbon fiber that also includes materials described only as “prototypes.” The 1:2 scale model was sculpted by noted designer Ignacio Albera and was used by Ferrari throughout the development process of the 812 Superfast, including gathering the results of computational fluid dynamics that were done inside the wind tunnel. Adding to the appeal of the model is the fact that it’s maintained its original modularity since it went through the ringer. Should this model be of interest to you, RM Sotheby’s will be selling it during its Leggenda E Passione sale on September 9 at Ferrari’s own headquarters in Modena, Italy. Bring those checkbooks if you end up going because early estimates for the car say it could sell for as much as $380,000, more than $40,000 higher than what you’ll pay for an actual 812 Superfast.

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Drivetribe Reviews The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Video

Drivetribe Reviews The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Video

Sure, it’s quick, but do you need a pro license to drive it?

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the Prancing Horse’s latest Grand Tourer berlinetta, offering a front-mid-engine, RWD layout, sharp and modern styling, and a sonorous 12-cylinder soundtrack. It’s an amalgamation of new and old, bringing loads of cutting-edge go-fast technology, but with the heart of soul of a true Maranello machine. On paper, it looks impressive, but how do all those numbers translate onto the road? To find out, Drivetribe’s Jethro Bovingdon took one out onto the winding switchbacks of some Italian back road and gave it a boot full in this eight minute, 20 second video.

The result, as you might expect, is quite good. Bovingdon seems enthralled behind the wheel, praising the 812 Superfast in a pleasing British lilt. The big take away is just how easy the Ferrari is to drive, offering loads of grip and a surprising amount of control. “Compared to an F12 tdf… it’s a bit of a pussycat,” Bovingdon comments, later adding, “There’s so much more control than the F12, and you simply trust it so much more than the spikey, all-around evil tdf.” The whole video touts Drivetribe’s typical high production value, and is a real joy to watch. Bovingdon puts the hammer down without mercy, sliding the high-dollar Ferrari on real-world roads and showboating in ass-out, smoke-up drifts. Read on for further details, or just hit play and watch it for yourself.

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2019 Ferrari 812 Aperta

2019 Ferrari 812 Aperta

The 812 Superfast would make a great roadster!

After five years on the market, the already iconic Ferrari F12berlinetta received its mid-cycle facelift in 2017. A comprehensive update with a fully redesigned exterior, the facelifted F12 also changed its name to the 812 Superfast and gained a larger V-12 engine with more oomph. Ready to hit dealerships for the 2018 model year, the new 812 Superfast looks like a solid base for a good looking and fast convertible. But will Ferrari build it?

That’s still up for debate, as Maranello has yet to say anything about chopping the roof off the 812 Superfast. Adding to this is the fact that the F12berlinetta was a coupe only in standard production form, but Ferrari did make a few convertibles, including the one-off F12 TRS and the F60 America. So, it’s not entirely unfeasible that we’ll see an 812 Aperta in the future but, if we do, it’ll be in very limited numbers. Until that happens, we created a rendering of the car to go with the speculative review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ferrari 812 Aperta.

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2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

The F12berlinetta gets a much needed facelift for 2018

Introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the Ferrari 599, the F12berlinetta harkens back to the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" and, in many ways, to the iconic 250 GTO and 275 GTB. A full-fledged grand tourer powered by a no-nonsense, naturally aspirated V-12, the F12berlinetta has already spawned many one-off and special-edition models, including the F12 TRS, SP America, F60 America, Carrozzeria Touring Berlinetta Lusso, and more recently the F12tdf. After some five years on the market, the F12 received its mid-cycle facelift ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It goes by the name 812 Superfast and comes with many improvements.

Just like the transition from the FF to the GTC4Lusso, the F12berlinetta gained a significant update and a name change. Ferrari didn’t care to explain the meaning behind the new name, but it’s safe to assume that the "812" comes from the engine’s output in PS plus the number of cylinders, while Superfast is just... well... an attempt to be cool in the 21st century. This isn’t the first time a Ferrari appears to have been named by the company’s social media department, as the LaFerrari is just as flamboyant. But it’s worth mentioning that the 812 isn’t the first Superfast in the company’s lineup. The name dates back to 1964, when Ferrari offered the 500 Superfast as the top-of-the-line version of the America model.

Moving over to more important things, Ferrari gave the F12berlinetta a thorough restyling. The grand tourer sports numerous modifications front and rear, while the interior has updated tech, a few nips and tucks, and new seats. More importantly, the 6.3-liter V-12 was redesigned into a new mill that makes the 812 Superfast the quickest and most powerful production Ferrari ever built.

Continue reading to learn more about the new Ferrari F12M.

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The Ferrari 812 Superfast Looks Like A Mix Of Modern Go-Fast Tech And Traditional Maranello Attitude

The Ferrari 812 Superfast Looks Like A Mix Of Modern Go-Fast Tech And Traditional Maranello Attitude

What does the 812 Superfast tell us about the company’s direction?

Ferrari is most definitely a company that’s very set in its ways. One good example of this comes from the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, who was famously quoted as saying “aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.” Of course, as we all know, aero is now a crucial element of any modern Prancing Horse, but the point is this – Ferrari doesn’t change unless it’s forced to. Usually, it’s a faster on-track rival that forces the change from the win-or-nothing Ferrari, but sometimes, it’s market pressures that dictate some degree of adaptation. But even when (or perhaps “if” would be more accurate) the Italian marque concedes to change, it still zealously defends that original kernel of what a Ferrari is “supposed” to be. The latest example of this is the 812 Superfast, which just debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show sporting a mix of the new and the traditional, offering us a cocktail of all that old-school magic, but in a thoroughly updated glass.

Not that you’d know it from a single glance at the press photos and spec sheet. The exterior is sharp and decked-out in adaptive aerodynamics, while the engine is the most powerful lump ever added to a road-going production Ferrari. Not only that, but the top speed is rated at over 211 mph, which means it’s also the fastest road-going mass-production Ferrari ever built.

But if you look past the numbers, you’ll find the past rearing its head again and again...

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