Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast, the Optimized Road Car
- Ferrari: Refined, Essential, Never Excessive
With its output boosted to 800 cv, 60 more than the F12berlinetta, the 812 Superfast is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built with the exception of the rear-engined special limited-series 12-cylinders.
The 812 Superfast opens a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, building on the iconic legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf.
To make full use of that huge power and to guarantee perfect weight distribution, the car exploits a highly evolved trans-axle architecture that couples a front-mounted engine with a rear-mounted transmission.
It is also the 1st Ferrari equipped with EPS (Electric Power Steering).
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new 812 Superfast redefines the formal language of front-engined V12 Ferrari proportions without altering either its exterior dimensions or interior space and comfort.
At the development stage, Ferrari’s engineers set themselves the goal of exceeding the specific power output of the F12berlinetta’s V12.
To do it, they decided to focus their efforts principally on optimizing the intake system and combustion efficiency to fully exploit the increase in the engine’s displacement from 6.2 to 6.5 litres.
These Key aspects increased the maximum amount of air that could be drawn into the engine, and thus its power output thereby boosting its efficiency.
The development process resulted in a maximum power output of 800 cv at 8,500 rpm, a new benchmark for the Ferrari range, in addition to a specific power output of 123 cv/l, a completely unprecedented figure for an engine front-mounted in a production road car.
Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, this is a completely unprecedented achievement for a naturally-aspirated Ferrari production engine. A significant 80% of that maximum torque is available at just 3,500 rpm, improving both flexibility and pick-up at lower revs.
The shape of the power curve, which rises constantly all the way to the maximum revs of 8,500 rpm, and the rapidity with which engine speed increases, thanks to low inertia, give occupants the feeling of boundless power and acceleration.
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