Maranello has done it again
Covid gave engineers ample time to find more power. In the case of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the team dug into their V12 to find a few more horses. Because the Ferrari V12 engine represents the state of the art in naturally aspirated power, they devised a few old-school hot-rodder parts to unlock 830 horsepower whilst screaming to nearly 10,000 rpm. It will be an impressive competitor to the Pagani Huayra R while remaining street legal, and all the details will be formally released on Cinco de Mayo.
What they did is start over with an all-new exhaust. Tuning each primary of the header pipes to scavenge into the cats creates a vortex of screaming fire that the mufflers will struggle with. On the top end, the cams have faster actuators to advance the intake at low speeds for more torque, so your right foot will be happy. Other automakers are introducing silly twin-turbo six cylinders with 90’s power, but Ferrari keeps doing what they always have done. A dozen cylinders of domination.
This is the highest RPM of any Ferrari, so the transmission, stability controls, and each setting on the Manettino have been enhanced to keep the car on the road. We can only hope this car spawns a drop-top, as an 812 GTS at 9,500 rpm would be fun for a weekend cruise. As you can see, the aerodynamics incorporate more carbon fiber for added downforce, and the vortex generators would look great on my F12tdf. Click the button to browse a healthy selection of V12 Ferraris for sale and stay with us for all your Scuderia news.
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