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  • [NEWS] Ferrari 812 Superfast: Ferrari's Most Powerful Production Car

    Let's get one thing straight: the name is weird. While a lot of other Ferraris doesn't have the best names either and their naming system often doesn't make any sense - the GTC4Lusso springs to mind - the "Superfast" is also another weird name. I mean, they often have exotic names in Italian such as "Scuderia" or "Speciale", while those names doesn't actually mean anything that exotic either, it does sound a lot cooler than "Superfast". Anyway, the "Superfast" name is actually part of their history, where it was used briefly used back in the 60s. Not the name we'd choose to resurrect, but lets see if the 812 has earned it's name.

    We really thought the F12 would be the last of the pure V12. We really thought Ferrari would start using turbocharged or even hybrid drivetrains for their V12 lineage, but it seems we were wrong. Thank God for that.

    The 812 packs a 6.5L V12 under the bonnet, 200cc more than the F12 and it churns out 789 horsepower, which is 59 horsepower more than the F12 and 19 horsepower more than the F12tdf. Good lord, Superfast indeed.

    The 812 will go from 0-100km/h in just a mere 2.9 seconds, which I can bet you is faster than you can say "electric power steering", which is what this car have got, a first for Ferrari. Purist will hate the fact that even Ferrari has started using electronic power steering, but surely the Italians can nail it and still make this car a wonderful experience to drive. We're quite positive.

    The 812 will reach 211mph provided you're brave enough and found a long enough runway, it also has the "Virtual Short Wheelbase" rear-wheel steering that we saw in the F12tdf, which if you believe in the words of Chris Harris, should make this car more agile and even more bonkers to drive.

    The 812 has also had an extensive makeover from the F12, we're not quite sure about those rear lights, but this is still a stunning. Period.

    We really thought the F12tdf will be the final great sendoff to Ferrari's V12 lineage, but it seems we've been given another chance to enjoy that pure V12 with the 812 Superfast. So, yes, considering the figures, it deserves the Superfast name, but will it be a good enough sendoff for their pure naturally aspirated V12 lineage?