• 2021 Ferrari 812 Limited Edition V12

This V-12-powered 812 can rev up to 9,500 rpm, the highest ever for a Ferrari

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There was a lot of buzz surrounding the 812 limited-edition for quite some time now, and Ferrari has now officially confirmed it. The Italian automaker has revealed the first official images of the limited-edition 812, which will be revealed in all its glory on May 5, 2021. It looks a lot more aggressive than the standard 812, but that’s not the highlight of this supercar. This special edition can rev all the way up to 9,500 rpm, which is the highest for any internal combustion-engined Ferrari to date.

Ferrari Has Stressed On Aerodynamic Changes Here

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On the outside, it looks sharper than the standard 812 Superfast. The yellow racing stripe is the biggest giveaway here. All the other differences pertain to aero elements primarily. There are larger air intakes up front along with aero fins on the corners of the bumper. You can also spot vents behind the rear wheels when viewing the side profile.

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At the rear, the quad-exhaust pipe setup of the 812 Superfast is ditched for a rectangular pair slot vertically. The huge diffuser at the bottom with several fins is made of carbon fiber and is the only part here that feels a little aftermarket. Finally, instead of the rear glass, the special edition 812 features a body-color aluminum panel with carbon fiber elements. This part comes with vortex generators, something seen on aircraft mainly. You might also remember seeing it on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 and the Honda Civic Type R.

Some Weight Has Been Shaved Off On The Inside, Too

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On the inside, stuff like the H-gate theme on the tunnel makes the whole cockpit look sportier, but other than this, it is pretty much the same as the standard 812 Superfast. Weight reduction measures can be seen here too, courtesy of some carbon fiber elements and redesigning of the door panels.

The 812 Special Edition Makes More Power and Revs Higher

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The Ferrari 812 Special Edition is powered by a 6.5-liter, V-12 engine. This naturally-aspirated engine makes 830 horses, an increase of 30 horses over the standard 812 Superfast. It also now revs up to 9,500 rpm, unlike its tamed alter ego which hits the rev limiter at 8,500 rpm. Coupled with a new exhaust system, can you imagine how sweet those grunts will sound?

We talk about how the Lexus LFA revs till 9,400 rpm, but this special edition 812 beats it by a small margin. The other performance specifics will be revealed at the unveiling, but we expect it to be a notch quicker than the 812 Superfast which takes 2.9 seconds to 62 mph from a standstill.

A Lot Of Key Engine Components Are Changed

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Ferrari, however, did mention that the 812 Special Edition comes with redesigned engine parts, and also a new timing valve and exhaust system.

It has adopted the four-wheel independent steering setup here which will improve its corner-carving abilities as well as straight-line handling. The supercar will also mark the debut of the 7.0 version of the Side Slip Control vehicle dynamics system. Finally, the extensive use of carbon fiber elements inside-out has also led to a substantial weight reduction. Ferrari hasn’t announced the curb weight of the special edition yet, but for reference, the 812 Superfast weighs 3,594 pounds.


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The 812 Special Edition will be unveiled on the automaker’s social media channels on May 5 at 14:30 CEST. It will be a limited-edition model and the company will also reveal its moniker at the unveiling.

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