Back in 1956, Ferrari used to make the 410 Superfast model which was later succeeded with the Superamerica model in 1955. But now, the Italian maker decided to bring the name back with the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
This is indeed Ferrari’s replacement for the front engined F12 Berlinetta. The Ferrari 812 Superfast introduces the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine with 200cc more than the F12. It also makes more power with 789-hp at 8,500 rpm and 718 NM of torque at 7,000 rpm.
To dispatch power to the ground, the Ferrari 812 Superfast uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox which should provide superfast shifts and quicker throttle response.
Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds and top speed is set at 211 mph (340 km/h) – just as you would expect from the incredible F12 TDF.
Besides having identical performance figures with the F12 TDF, the Ferrari 812 Superfast also uses the same rear-wheel steering to provide more agility and also introduces electric power steering for the first time in tandem with Slide Slip Control.
The styling seems to have evolved from the F12 Berlinetta but adds a lot of sharper lines and an overall slimmer appearance. This means Ferrari replaced every single body panel for an all new menacing look.
Ferrari worked on improving aerodynamics by using a larger front grille, added air vents and a flowing design that further blends with the rear end which has been redesigned as well. Designers seem to have taken inspiration from the GTC4 Lusso, as you can see plenty of similarities at the back including the quad taillights and lip spoiler.
There are also several active flaps in the front and the rear to improve aerodynamic efficiency and aid in providing downforce. The cabin design is beautiful; it remains similar to the F12 but feels a lot more brazen.