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Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed

Practical Motoring logo Practical Motoring 17/02/2017 Isaac Bober

© image/jpeg The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been revealed ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, promising to be “the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history”. It also neatly book-ends the Ferrari V12 story.

According to a statement, “It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience”.

The 6.5-litre V12 makes 588kW at 8500rpm and 718Nm of torque at 7000rpm, with 80% of that torque available from 3500rpm. “The 812 Superfast’s dual-clutch transmission has specific gear ratios which, combined with shorter up and down-shifting times between gears, sharpen throttle response still further,” Ferrari said. It'll get from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

Beyond being the most powerful and fastest-ever Ferrari, the 812 Superfast is the first to feature electric power steering, it also runs the latest-generation of Ferrari’s “patented Side Slip Control (SSC) – [which] makes its powerful performance easier to handle and even more thrilling to exploit”.

According to Ferrari, the 812 Superfast harks back to the 365 GTB4 from 1969… we’ll let you be the judge. Inside, the cabin features the “exceptional on-board comfort and space that Ferrari’s front-engined V12 berlinettas have always offered”. It gets new, “more sporty and ergonomic seats feature alongside the new HMI, including new steering wheel and instrument clusters and the latest infotainment and air-conditioning units”.

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