VWVortex.com - Ferrari 812 Superfast unveiled (extensively updated F12) - Ferrari's most powerful, fastest model ever, and their last pure V12
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    The Car Lounge
    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
    Results 1 to 25 of 108

    Thread: Ferrari 812 Superfast unveiled (extensively updated F12) - Ferrari's most powerful, fastest model ever, and their last pure V12

    1. Senior Member Ryukein's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 10th, 2006
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      26,960
      Vehicles
      1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TDT, 1994 Miata R-Package
      02-16-2017 08:39 AM #1
      Yes.








      Quote Originally Posted by Press Release
      THE FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST: GENEVA WORLD PREMIERE FOR THE NEW, EXTREME PERFORMANCE V12 BERLINETTA

      Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine

      Maranello, 16 February 2017 – Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

      This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.

      The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. 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 enjoy it as an all-round experience.

      Engine

      Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 800 cv, the 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 123 cv/l. Figures that no other front-engined production car has ever even come near to delivering and which ensure the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari’s noble V12 heritage.

      The engine’s power is underscored by a full, rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement.

      Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pick-up even at low revs.

      These performance levels were achieved in part by adopting a 350 bar direct injection system for the very first time on a high-performance engine and pairing it with variable geometry intake tracts conceptually derived from those of naturally-aspirated F1 engines.

      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.

      Vehicle dynamics

      The 812 Superfast is equipped with leading-edge control systems and components, resulting in unparalleled handling and roadholding. It’s the first Ferrari to sport EPS (Electric Power Steering) which, in accordance with Ferrari’s uncompromising engineering approach, is used to fully exploit the potential of the car’s performance and, through the complete integration with all the electronic vehicle dynamics controls – including the latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC) – make its powerful performance easier to handle and even more thrilling to exploit.

      The vehicle controls also feature, for the first time, the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) which, following the experience gained with the F12tdf, features a further evolution of the software that improves the nimbleness of the handling and reduces the vehicle response times even further.

      Styling and aerodynamics

      Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new 812 Superfast redefines the formal language of front-engined V12 Ferraris, underlining the car’s exceptional performance with very sporty lines and proportions.

      Seen in silhouette, the 812 Superfast has a fastback sleekness: a two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 of 1969. The design of the flanks visually shortens the tail and is characterised by impressively muscular wheelarches which imbue the 812 Superfast with the power and aggression warranted by its imposing V12. Full-LED headlights integrated into the design of the sculpted air intakes on the bonnet also emphasise that front muscle, integrating with, and wrapping around the front wheelarch.

      At the rear, four round tail-lights inspired by Ferrari tradition emphasise a design crafted around horizontal lines and give the 812 Superfast a broad, imposing stance, visually lowering both spoiler and cabin.

      As with all Ferraris, style and aerodynamic function are seamlessly integrated to produce innovative solutions and forms. Two examples are the multi-functional frontal section, which incorporates a cluster of aerodynamic solutions including active flaps at the front of the underbody, and the rear flank which features an unprecedented aerodynamic by-pass to increase downforce.

      The car is being launched in a special new colour, Rosso Settanta, which marks the company’s 70th anniversary.

      Interior

      The interior of the 812 Superfast has been revisited in line with the more extreme exterior whilst maintaining unaltered the exceptional on-board comfort and space that Ferrari’s front-engined V12 berlinettas have always offered.

      The cabin has been given a sportier, more radical look with the main elements seeming to float, creating an effect of both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance. The horizontal dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural look.
      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.

      812 Superfast – Technical Specifications

      Engine
      Type V12 – 65°
      Overall displacement 6,496 cc
      Maximum power output * 588 kW (800 cv) at 8,500 rpm
      Maximum torque * 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm

      Weight and dimensions
      Length 4,657 mm
      Width 1,971 mm
      Height 1,276 mm
      Dry weight** 1,525 kg
      Weight distribution 47-53% front/rear

      Performance
      Maximum speed >340 Km/h
      0-100 km/h 2.9 sec

      Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions ***
      Fuel consumption 14,9 l/100km
      Emissions 340g CO2/km

      * With 5 cv ram effect
      **With lightweight optionals
      *** Under homologation. ECE+EUDC with standard HELE system
      Last edited by Ryukein; 02-16-2017 at 10:12 AM.
      Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | PSN: dsgolson | XBL: Ryukein
      Quote Originally Posted by ClothSeats View Post
      In after Ryukein seal of approval.
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      Your photos don't qualify for the Ryukein seal of approval
      |||||||

    2. Member madrussian's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2003
      Location
      Akron, OH
      Posts
      6,759
      Vehicles
      17 Golf R, 15 VW Tiguan, 93 LX Foxbody, 70 C10 5.3L LS
      02-16-2017 08:51 AM #2
      I'm sure this is sacrilege but does anyone else think the front 2/3 kind of look like a Vette in the side profile?

      Also who the hell comes up with these terrible names, "Superfast"? Really?

    3. Senior Member Ryukein's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 10th, 2006
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      26,960
      Vehicles
      1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TDT, 1994 Miata R-Package
      02-16-2017 08:56 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      Also who the hell comes up with these terrible names, "Superfast"? Really?
      I present to you the 1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast Pinin Farina Speciale:



      And the 1957 Ferrari 4.9 Superfast:



      And the 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Superfast II:




      And the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Superfast III:



      And the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Superfast IV:



      And the 1964-1967 Ferrari 500 Superfast which was a production model:

      Last edited by Ryukein; 02-16-2017 at 09:34 AM.
      Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | PSN: dsgolson | XBL: Ryukein
      Quote Originally Posted by ClothSeats View Post
      In after Ryukein seal of approval.
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      Your photos don't qualify for the Ryukein seal of approval
      |||||||

    4. Member masa8888's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 5th, 2003
      Location
      Reston VA
      Posts
      7,421
      Vehicles
      2017 A7 3.0T Prestige S-Line Black Optic Pkg
      02-16-2017 08:57 AM #4
      Wow, quite possibly the best looking car of the last decade

    5. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 18th, 2015
      Location
      Cleveland, OH
      Posts
      422
      Vehicles
      2016 Golf R - Black 6MT DCC/Nav
      02-16-2017 08:59 AM #5
      The name is really silly for such a special car (history or not, it sounds dumb then, sounds dumb now)... if it wasn't as good looking and powerful I'd say it completely kills the car.

      There was a rustle in my jimmies when I looked at it though
      ASP.NET / C# Software Engineer

      2018 Audi RS3 (ON ORDER )
      2016 Golf R 6MT - Deep Black Pearl - APR Stage 1 93oct HT - DIY Intake - DIY Bleeder Block - 034 Dogbone Mount - RSR Clutch Kit

    6. Member
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      Malvern, PA
      Posts
      6,986
      Vehicles
      2015 GMC Sierra, 1998 TJ 5.3L/465/Atlas, 1996 F250
      02-16-2017 09:07 AM #6

    7. Senior Member 6cylVWguy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 14th, 2000
      Location
      PA
      Posts
      24,710
      Blog Entries
      4
      Vehicles
      '11 M3 ZCP; '94 SLC
      02-16-2017 09:10 AM #7
      I love the styling and the NA v12.

    8. Junior Member vmchurch1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 22nd, 2016
      Location
      Chicago
      Posts
      19
      Vehicles
      '06 SG M3, '04 DBP R32
      02-16-2017 09:13 AM #8
      Not bad looking, but certainly not as good looking as the F12
      "I remember thinking on that trip that the E46 M3 owner had no reason to be jealous of any other supercar owner. A large part of me still feels the same" - Chris Harris

      SG E46 M3 - The Weekend Toy
      DBP MkIV .:R - The Weekday Toy

    9. 02-16-2017 09:13 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      I'm sure this is sacrilege but does anyone else think the front 2/3 kind of look like a Vette in the side profile?
      It's pretty darn close, isn't it? Checked date, not April 1st.

      in before coupe/2doors/wheels/get-glasses.
      --
      2016 Discount Brand S3
      1987 Peugeot PB-18 – Manual Power
      1986 Mid-Engine Supercar

    10. Member saron81's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 22nd, 2006
      Location
      Maryland
      Posts
      5,040
      Vehicles
      Fiesta ST, Flex
      02-16-2017 09:32 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by spoonie View Post
      It's pretty darn close, isn't it? Checked date, not April 1st.

      in before coupe/2doors/wheels/get-glasses.
      I was going to say it looks more Corvette than the C7 does. Even the rear with its round tail lamps.

      That said... I do like it. And a 800hp NA V12?

    11. Member d.tek's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 28th, 2004
      Location
      The Sunshine State
      Posts
      9,451
      Vehicles
      mk5/ap1
      02-16-2017 09:32 AM #11
      Damn. I like it a lot. I thought the name is stupid and will sound stupid to most, but after seeing the obvious extensive history behind it - cool as ****.

    12. Member Ross1013's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 25th, 2012
      Location
      NoVA
      Posts
      13,053
      Vehicles
      '17 Golf R DSG, '12 Crosstour V6 AWD nav, '09 Civic Si 4d nav
      02-16-2017 09:35 AM #12
      Amazing that this is the first Ferrari with EPS.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

      Quote Originally Posted by jamerican1
      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

    13. 02-16-2017 09:45 AM #13
      Way better than the F12. Love the quad rounds. Perfection.

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2016
      Location
      Valdosta, GA
      Posts
      171
      Vehicles
      '15 TLX. 13 TSX-W, '01 S2000
      02-16-2017 10:05 AM #14
      How is this faster and more powerful than a LaFerrari?

    15. Moderator Oliver@triplezoom's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 30th, 1999
      Location
      Fredericton NB Canada
      Posts
      46,480
      Vehicles
      2015 VW GTI Autobahn, 2007 Mini Cooper S
      02-16-2017 10:05 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveoncaffiene View Post
      The name is really silly for such a special car (history or not, it sounds dumb then, sounds dumb now)
      How do you know that it was dumb then?

    16. Member andlf's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2008
      Location
      NC
      Posts
      6,328
      Vehicles
      Corrado Lysholm, 2014 Challenger R/T manual, 2013 Camaro SS Dusk Hurst manual & 2001 SVT Lightning
      02-16-2017 10:13 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Yes.

      Whaa...

      Muh cahs: allpic My 3 C's- Challenger, Camaro & Corrado -*Dusk Edition SS-*Group -*Challenger RT
      Quote Originally Posted by GoHomePossum View Post
      The head gardeners name is Lawn?
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Hey leave him alone. Get off Mike Lawn.
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      All chaps are assless. If chaps have an ass then then they're pants.

    17. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2003
      Location
      Garner, NC
      Posts
      22,350
      Vehicles
      2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited
      02-16-2017 10:20 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Karl O. View Post
      How is this faster and more powerful than a LaFerrari?
      I'm confused as well. The LaFerrari's V12 makes the same power alone, and over 900hp with the hybrid system, and it hit almost 220mph, right?
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    18. Member George Bluth's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 28th, 2016
      Location
      Georgetown
      Posts
      1,360
      Vehicles
      UberBlack
      02-16-2017 10:20 AM #18
      Wow.

    19. Senior Member Ryukein's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 10th, 2006
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      26,960
      Vehicles
      1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TDT, 1994 Miata R-Package
      02-16-2017 10:24 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      I'm confused as well. The LaFerrari's V12 makes the same power alone, and over 900hp with the hybrid system, and it hit almost 220mph, right?
      I think that they aren't counting the LaFerrari because it isn't a series production model
      Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | PSN: dsgolson | XBL: Ryukein
      Quote Originally Posted by ClothSeats View Post
      In after Ryukein seal of approval.
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      Your photos don't qualify for the Ryukein seal of approval
      |||||||

    20. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 1st, 2012
      Location
      MI
      Posts
      2,913
      Vehicles
      2005 Acura TSX
      02-16-2017 10:26 AM #20


      Now I'm feeling old.

      Wheels with a 'twist' style were a big deal in my formative years, the late 80s and early 90s. Those wheels went away, then time went by and they came back. Now they're on Ferraris. So everything comes full circle and I am old.

      Cool car though. Good to see a wicked NA V12. Pity that it couldn't be pared with the other piece of history, the manual trans.

    21. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2003
      Location
      Garner, NC
      Posts
      22,350
      Vehicles
      2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited
      02-16-2017 10:27 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I think that they aren't counting the LaFerrari because it isn't a series production model









      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2016
      Location
      Valdosta, GA
      Posts
      171
      Vehicles
      '15 TLX. 13 TSX-W, '01 S2000
      02-16-2017 10:38 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I think that they aren't counting the LaFerrari because it isn't a series production model
      I can't afford either of them, so their sham marketing doesn't really affect me anyway.

    23. Member Avus's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 20th, 2000
      Location
      Toronto
      Posts
      11,046
      Vehicles
      2008 Hyundai Accent, 2007 S2000
      02-16-2017 10:43 AM #23
      This new Ferrari V12 NA really made that AMG V12 Twin turbo used in super expensive Pagani Huayra Roadster look dated.
      “I am not a Mac user unless under duress.” - John Carmack

    24. Member George Bluth's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 28th, 2016
      Location
      Georgetown
      Posts
      1,360
      Vehicles
      UberBlack
      02-16-2017 10:45 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post










    25. Member LeMans's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 8th, 2010
      Location
      Detroit, MI
      Posts
      250
      Vehicles
      2011 Audi S4
      02-16-2017 10:51 AM #25
      Hm... I'm not yet sold on the styling. I don't think it's a bad-looking car, per se, but I definitely think it's a retrograde step over the F12. It strikes me as being too busy. Almost needlessly so.

      That said, I do very much like the changes made to the interior. It's a bit cleaner looking than the outgoing car.
      Quote Originally Posted by GT-ER View Post
      I was told by a lawyer ( although not his specialty) that it doesn't work that way with cars.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      It works that way with cars.

    For advertising information click HERE

    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •