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  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • 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
  • Price:
    335275
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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 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Just Proved Itself Against the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Video

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Just Proved Itself Against the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Video

Ford really nailed it with the new Shelby GT500

Ford did a lot of things right with the Mustang Shelby GT500. It updated the Voodoo 5.2-liter V-8 used by the Shelby GT350 with a 2.65-liter supercharger, ditched the innovative flat-plane crank design of the GT350, and went for a more traditional cross-plane crankshaft, all while considerably upping the power output.

Plus, we don’t have to tell you just how much weight the Shelby name holds in the automotive industry. Then again, so does Ferrari. Or Porsche. However, as you’re about to see, that wasn’t enough to throw off the Shelby GT500.

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2020 Ferrari 812 GTS vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

2020 Ferrari 812 GTS vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

As far as grunty open-top luxury cars go, the 812 GTS and the S 65 can be considered the creme de la creme

They might share the same engine configuration, but the 2020 Ferrari 812 GTS and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet are two very different dishes. One’s naturally aspirated while the other uses the magic of forced induction. One is a purpose-built supercar while the other is the open-top version of one of the most luxurious full-size sedan you can buy today.

But here at Top Speed we have a knack for dissecting things, so we thought an in-depth comparison between the 812 GTS and the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabrio would be equally useful and interesting, even as they come from two different worlds.

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Cool Quirks About The New Ferrari 812 GTS

Cool Quirks About The New Ferrari 812 GTS

Ferrari 812 GTS Is Probably The Last V-12-only Open-Top Car Ferrari Will Ever Produce

Just a day after the first Ferrari F1 Scuderia win at Monza since 2010, the Maranello-based car producer revealed two astonishing open-top cars. The elite of the world got a chance to buy, or the hope they’ll be able to buy the V-12 powered 812 GTS and the F8 Spider. Interestingly enough, the F8, as a mid-engine, V-8 powered Spider captures the essence of Ferrari’s future.

On the other hand, the 812 GTS, as the first production V-12 powered, front-engined open-top Ferrari in almost fifty years, is the one that wholeheartedly captures the essence of the brand. With an overpowered V-12 that develops 790 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and a roof that opens in 14 seconds, the 812 GTS is a swan song. The Ferrari 812 GTS may well be the last new V-12 powered open-top car we ever see. This alone makes it far more appealing than any other open-top car on the market.

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2020 Ferrari 812 GTS

2020 Ferrari 812 GTS

The front-engined, V-12 convertible GT returns after 50 years

The Ferrari 812 GTS is the convertible version of the 812 Superfast, the grand tourer that replaced the F12berlinetta in 2017. Ferrari’s range-topping drop-top as of 2019, the 812 GTS is also the company’s first production, front-engined, V-12 convertible since 1969. After 20 years of limited edition grand tourers with infinite headroom, Ferrari finally caved in a build a production-ready, drop-top grand tourer.

Besides the "GTS" badge and the minor changes above the waistline, this drop-top is pretty much identical to the 812 Superfast. It has the same 6.5-liter V-12 engine under the hood and comes with almost 800 horsepower on tap. It needs less than three seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start and tops out at more than 200 mph. All told, it’s one of the most potent grand tourers on the market and a turning point for Ferrari, which just released its first full-production convertible GT in 50 years. Find out more about that in the review below.

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The 2020 Ferrari 812 GTS Spider Has a Front-Mounted V-12 and That's a Big Deal

The 2020 Ferrari 812 GTS Spider Has a Front-Mounted V-12 and That’s a Big Deal

The Ferrari 812 GTS is the drop top 812 Superfast you’ve been wanting

If you were holding off buying the Ferrari 812 Superfast because you really wanted it as a convertible, then you should grab your checkbook because that exact car has been unveiled. It’s called the 812 GTS and Ferrari didn’t mess around with it too much - it really is just that: the drop-top version of the 812 hardtop.

Ferrari is keen to remind use that this particular formula - drop top, V-12 engine in the front, is really quite a rare combination throughout the manufacturer’s history. It points out that the last such model to go on sale was the 2010 Ferrari SA Aperta, although it also counts the limited-series 2014 Ferrari F60 America that was launched to mark the manufacturer’s 60th year on the American market.

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Are these Ferrari 812 and F8 Tributo Spiders We See?

Are these Ferrari 812 and F8 Tributo Spiders We See?

New drop-top Ferraris likely to break cover by the end of 2019

It’s been only three months since Ferrari’s latest supercar, the SF90 Stradale, made its official debut, and the Italian firm is already planning to introduce two new vehicles. This time around, Maranello is preparing F8 Tributo Spider and the 812 Superfast Spider. How do we know? Well, Ferrari unveiled one at a private event and showcased the other one on a gift paperweight at the same presentation.

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Ferrari Is Threatening to Sue Someone Over Something Stupid...Again

Ferrari Is Threatening to Sue Someone Over Something Stupid...Again

Is Ferrari acting like a grouch again or does it have a case this time?

There are companies and brands that are protective of their trademarks and properties. Then there’s Ferrari. The Italian automaker is known far and wide for being extremely protective of its intellectual property to the point that it will go after anyone who uses its logos and trademarks for their personal use, especially if the use of said logos and trademarks do not reflect Ferrari’s standards. The latest to feel Ferrari’s wrath is German fashion designer Philipp Plein, who received what amounts to a “cease-and-desist” letter from Ferrari’s attorneys, demanding the removal of photos Plein took of one of his signature sneakers on top of his Ferrari 812 Superfast. The photo was posted on his Instagram account, and Ferrari was none-too-pleased about it.

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Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations

Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations

There are some great results, and some "close your eyes!" results

One of the great things about car renderings is the ability to let your imagination go crazy. You can use an existing car model and re-imagine it without a roof, or you can get really creative and redesign it in a different body type altogether. There’s something to be said, then, for renderings that take two models from two different automakers and combine them to create an entirely new model. It’s the kind of Transformers-like job that we should be seeing more often in the real world. Or should we? The truth is, BudgetsDirect undertook this very exercise, and the results are all “interesting,” to say the least. As an added bonus, we’re doing our own part and renaming these creations in the best way we can.

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Check Out This Hot New Duke Dynamics Bodykit for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Check Out This Hot New Duke Dynamics Bodykit for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Turn your F12’s look up to eleven

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of the craziest Prancing Horses of recent years and most of that craziness is derived from its 6.3-liter V12 engine which makes 730 horsepower and is able to send it to 100 km/h or 62 mph in 3.1 seconds. But for some, its mad performance isn’t done justice by the car’s styling. so they use kits like this one by Vancouver, Canada-based Duke Dynamics, in order to help their F12 achieve the look they think it deserves.

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Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Old school takes on the new school!

On paper, an SUV should have no business competing against a supercar in a drag race. But the cars in question, a Ferrari 812 Superfast and a Tesla Model X P100D, aren’t exactly too far apart in the performance category. One produces 588 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, while the other has 790 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque on tap. Line them side-by-side on a drag strip and the question of who wins isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds. In the end, such a race took place at the Drag Times home track of Palm Beach International Raceway. As for which car won? Watch the video and find out.

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Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV

Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV

Does battery power make it the spawn of satan?

The world of EVs is ever growing, and as we near a time when there will be no gas to fill our tanks, we realized some of the world’s best-sounding and glorious engines will have to be ditched in favor of electric power. Think of an electric Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, or Lamborghini... does it sound good? Or rather, does it make any sound at all?

With the advent of electrification in the business of car building, you see every major manufacturer scramble to put together a lineup of eco-friendly electric vehicles as a statement of their forward-thinking plans and their bias towards the future of mobility. It all looked foolish almost 20 years ago when Honda introduced the original hybrid Insight, which was shortly followed by Toyota’s Prius, but today, this seems to be the trend that will sell. For some, it might be a marketing ploy to appease a new section of the market, but you can’t dismiss the trend altogether.

Audi just took the wraps off its first fully-electric car, the E-Tron. Mercedes was doing the same just a few weeks ago with its EQC, and just about any manufacturer you can think of has a mid- to long-term plan for at least hybrid, if not electric. For instance, Aston-Martin is looking forward to the year 2030, by which time the British manufacturer’s stable should be made up exclusively of electric cars. Ferrari, well-known for their devotion to making their cars sound perfect, is planning a 60 percent hybridization of its lineup in just four year’s time. You can imagine a Ferrari EV isn’t that far off in the future, then.

All this got us thinking - which cars would you never want to see without a growling V-8, or maybe a high-revving V-12 under the hood? Which car’s move from gas to electric sounds like blasphemy to you? We know there is a Mustang-inspired sports utility vehicle coming from Ford in 2020, and the pony car itself might go electric in the future, so how does that make you feel?

Read on to learn about our top 10 cars that would be blasphemous to turn into EVs.

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2018 Ferrari Monza SP2

2018 Ferrari Monza SP2

It’s the Ferrari 812 with classic styling and seating for two

Ferrari’s shock launch of two brand-new super cars, the Monza SP1 and SP2 put everyone under the pressure of a choice: to go or not go solo. The SP2 is the Barchetta that encourages you to be friendly and take someone with you for the passenger ride of a lifetime aboard the fastest non-hybrid Prancing Horse ever – with no windshield!

The Icona line of special, limited run cars is off to a scorching start with two new beauties dubbed the SP1 and the SP2 Monza. The name isn’t new; instead, just like the cars, it draws from Ferrari’s long and storied racing heritage. The Monza was one of Ferrari’s Barchetta-style sports racing cars from the ‘50s which had its successes on the track but faded into obscurity in the decades that followed. It’s nice to see Ferrari bringing back this nameplate, especially on such eye-wateringly beautiful cars.

It’s good to know that the Icona program is set to run for at least four years, so we’re certain we’ll see more amazing products coming their way considering Louis Camilleri assertion that Ferrari looks to debut up to 15 new cars in the following years. The scope is to increase the sales to $5,000,000,000 by 2022 which would be a 68% increase from the figure registered at the end of last year.

While we’re almost sure that some of those sales will come off of the launch of Ferrari’s much-rumored SUVs, we’ve got to live in the moment and enjoy the Monza SP1 and SP2 for what they are: Ferrari’s fastest non-hybrid cars. The fact that they follow the old norm of a front-mounted V-12 sending the power to the back wheels is just the cream atop an amazing pie.

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2018 Ferrari Monza SP1

2018 Ferrari Monza SP1

A modern Ferrari car with a classic twist

Ferrari shocks everyone again and launches two open-top sports cars for the road as part of a new program called Icona. They are the Monza SP1 and SP2; they look like bonkers re-imagined ‘50s racers, and will be made in very limited quantities – all of which have been already sold.

Just as I was lamenting the other day about the disappearance of coachbuilding, Ferrari decides to get up and unveil a whole new line of cars under the Icona moniker. We know about Ferrari’s Special Projects program that builds one-off models, sometimes starting from a clean piece of paper, for Maranello’s most-trusted and respected buyers. The cars that will come through the Icona program won’t be one-offs, but you still won’t see more than 200 made of each. That’s, apparently, how many new Monzas they will build and, despite a $1,400,000 price tag, all have been sold. Indeed, it’s a cheap price to ask considering a one-off Ferrari – for which all slots have been reserved all the way until 2021 – starts at about $3,000,000.

With the occasion of Ferrari’s Capital Markets Day, the Italian automaker debuted the Icona program on the premises of its new Centro Stile facility in Maranello. The program, which is slated to run until 2022 for the very least, will see more cars built using the same recipe: design philosophy that harkens back to the old days in combination with the latest Ferrari underpinnings.

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Ferrari Drops a Pair of Bombshell Speedsters at Maranello Unveiling

Ferrari Drops a Pair of Bombshell Speedsters at Maranello Unveiling

The two stunners are called the Monza SP1 and the Monza SP2

Reports of Ferrari’s plan to unleash a number of special edition Ferraris came through in a big way with the recent unveilings of the Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 Speedsters. The launch of the two Ferrari 812-based speedsters took place at a price event dedicated to Ferrari customers. The two cars haven’t been made public, but reports from those who attended the event have taken to social media to show the parts of the two special edition Ferraris.

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Three Special Edition Versions of The Ferrari 812 Superfast Could Be Arriving Soon

Three Special Edition Versions of The Ferrari 812 Superfast Could Be Arriving Soon

One of these models is debuting on September 17

Rumors are swirling that the Ferrari 812 Superfast is getting three special edition alter-egos, including one that’s reportedly going to make its debut sometime next week. Details are still cloudy, but multiple users from Ferrari owners’ forum Ferrari Chat have confirmed the rumor, including one user who claims that the three 812 Superfast-based special edition models include a hardcore “812 Monza,” an “812 Aperta” with a removable Targa roof panel, and an unidentified 812 “speedster” that will have no roof and a tiny windshield. One of these three special editions will make its debut on September 17.

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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
Read our full review of the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast or check out the gallery below for more wallpaper options!

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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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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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The Ferrari 812 Superfast was introduced in 2018 as a successor to the F12berlineta with a larger, tuned version of the same F140 V-12. As a successor, it was similar in design and styling, however, it now bears the Superfast name – a name that goes all the way back to the mid-1960s when it was used on the Ferrari America 500 Superfast. The current 812 Superfast offers 789 horsepower 530 pound-feet of torque. When it was introduced, the 812 Superfast was praised for having the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world – at least according to Ferrari, anyway. The 812 Superfast has a power to weight ratio of 4.81 pounds per horsepower and can hit 62.1 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 211 mph. As of 2019, the 812 Superfast has a starting price of $335,275 and can climb to the northern reaches of $500,000 when optioned.

In 2019, Ferrari finally introduced the 812 GTS, a convertible version of the superfast and it too gets juice from the 6.5-liter V-12. Ferrari managed to keep the GTS’ performance on par with the coupe, so the 211-mph top speed remains while a sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.0 seconds, just a hair more than the same sprint in the coupe. Pricing for the GT2 isn’t available as of the time of this writing, but with the coupe model fetching a minimum of $335,275, you can expect the GTS to fetch closer to $400,00 before options. The Ferrari 812 GTS goes on sale sometime in late 2019 or early 2020.