2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast
Anybody electing to name their car `Superfast’ had better have the brawn and the street-smarts to back that claim. Typically for Ferrari, the badge is completely in tune with the basic abilities of the car in question.
Super Fast? Very!
The 812 Superfast earns its title largely via its mid-front mounted V12 engine measuring 6.5 litres and pumping out a hearty 588 kW. On the car’s launch in 2017, Ferrari even went so far as to claim the 812’s V12 was the most powerful, naturally-aspirated car engine in production. It’s a claim that’s very difficult to argue with.
Equally easy to agree with is Ferrari’s assertion that, as the spiritual successor to its fabulous V12, front-engined models of the past, the heritage and tradition linked to a naturally-aspirated engine was crucial to the car’s persona.
0-100 in 2.9 seconds
The transmission is a little more modern, and, as a dual-clutch, seven-speed unit, it features the incredibly fast, crisp shifts and automatic modes that suit any type of modern driving environment. Meantime, the stop-watch doesn’t lie, and the 812’s top speed of 340 km/h and 0-100 km/h time of a stunning 2.9 seconds almost make the `Superfast’ tag seem a little coy. Almost.
Yellow brake calipers, carbon-fibre console trim, parking camera, Bluetooth connectivity, Multi-function screen, launch-control, traction-control, dual-zone climate-control, keyless entry and start, LED lighting, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, electronic locking differential, selectable drive modes, adaptive dampers, four-wheel-steering.