Ferrari recently revealed the replacement for the Ferrari F12, the 812 Superfast. The Ferrari 812 Superfast brand does not sound very tempting, and seems as though the branding team was on holiday when the name was picked.
The title 812 comes from the fact that the car has 800 HP and a 12-cylinder engine. You add them together and you have the 812! You see, it is clever. Like the new electric steering wheel in the Ferrari 812.
With the 812, Ferrari has introduced the first electric steering wheel (EPS – Electric Power Steering) to the market. Probably, some people may not be happy with this situation and any steering wheel feedback may vanish due to the electric setup. At the moment, I haven’t noticed any negative feedback from the reviews, but we will see how it goes. However, this is the trend in the automotive industry. Steering wheels are becoming electric!
The Ferrari 812 offers the Side Slip Control (SSC) version 5.0 and the new Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV). Both of these features are designed to make the Ferrari experience better. However, the key important point with regard to the 812 is the engine. The V12 6.5-lt naturally aspirated engine is the last naturally aspirated engine from Ferrari. Therefore, Ferrari 812 will be a future icon. All other Ferrari models are now being offered with a turbo engine, and the naturally aspirated engine era is about to end.
The other improvements relate to the instrument panel and the infotainment systems. Ferrari claims they are improved and way better. However, this is questionable!
Anyway, here are the technical details of the Ferrari 812 Superfast;
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
Dry weight 1,525 kg
Weight distribution 47-53% front/rear
Maximum speed >340 Km/h
0-100 km/h 2.9 sec
Fuel consumption 14,9 l/100km
Emissions 340g CO2/km
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