If you’ve ever been in the cockpit of a Ferrari and floored the acceleration, you’d know, with every bone in your body and with your heart pounding in your chest, that these cars are most definitely fast enough. But what may be fast enough for some leave others wanting more and for those people, Ferrari introduces the latest addition to their family – the 812 Superfast.
This supercar is the latest addition to Ferrari’s long line of front-engined V12s and it is by far, the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari in the marque’s 70-year history. Just take a look at the numbers.
Engine: 6.5-litre V12
Power: 800cv (about 790hp)
Maximum speed: 340km/h
0-100 km/h: 2.9 sec
Max torque: [email protected],000 rpm
Max revs (limiter): 8,900rpm
Transmission: 7-speed, F1 DCT
Of course it’s not just about the numbers; during the launch of this marvel, there was a long PowerPoint presentation on what exactly was new with the 812 Superfast. Without boring you with too much of that technical jargon, what we can tell you is that the car is packed with immense technology, some even borrowed from their Formula 1 team, to bring you a car that is not only Superfast, but offer great handling capabilities as well.
To the dismay of most motoring purists, this will be the first Ferrari to adopt the Electric Power Steering (EPS) meaning you probably won’t get direct feedback on what’s going on with the front end of the car. But this is part of the new Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV), which according to Ferrari “combines electric front-wheel steering assistance with the mechanical concept built around tyre dimensions and the rear-wheel steering.” This new system, integrated with the latest version of Side Slip Control (SSC) and the significant increase in downforce, make the car easier to control. Plus, with the engine in front-mid position and the transmission in the rear, the 812 Superfast has fantastic balance.
Okay, we can’t really tell you more without actually getting behind the wheel of this wild stallion but from what we have seen, driving it would probably be as exhilarating as it sounds. Check it out.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is introduced in Malaysia with the base price of MYR1,578,800, and this is without even talking about duty and roadtax (we wonder how much it will be for a 6.4L engine). For more information, do get in touch with the kind folks over at Naza Italia.