The first and most challenging challenge that Ferrari still faces when he decides to develop a new model is to push back the limits of his achievements.This challenge is more challenging when the task involves designing a new 12-cylinder engine, the power unit that celebrated the beginning of Prancing Horse’s glorious history 70 years ago in 1947.
On this occasion, intensive research and development focused on exploiting Ferrari’s wealth of engineering know-how produced a unique model designed to offer its pilots a benchmark performance across the board,Driving experience the most fascinating and rewarding possible.Although, of course, also guaranteeing superb comfort on longer trips that is the signature of a real Grand Tourer berlinetta.Ferrari’s past is studded with such cars, a long and illustrious list of outstanding models that have declined in the history of the automobile.
The obsessive pursuit of the most transparent fusion possible of the state of the art with a harmonious and nervous design of the Ferrari Styling Center, always inventive, produced an almost perfect aerodynamic ensemble.
The exceptionally futuristic Ferrari 812 Superfast, finely refined lines, however, take the power of the Prancing horse to its highest level, as a brand new 12-cylinder engine of unprecedented efficiency and could be designed for the car.
The power of this engine has been increased by 60 hp compared to the F12berlinetta, so that it unleashes a massive CV of 800 hp, making Supermarket 812 the most powerful and fastest Ferrari ever built (Except, of course, Rear-gear, special limited-edition 12-cylinder).The Ferrari 812 Superfast thus welcomes a new era in the history of Ferrari 12-cylinder, in so doing, relying on the precious legacy of F12berlinetta and F12tdf.
To fully exploit this enormous power and to ensure a perfect weight distribution, the car operates a highly advanced transaxle architecture that combines a front engine with a rear mounted transmission.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is equipped with state-of-the-art vehicle control systems and dynamic components. It is striking both with its innovative design and aerodynamic package, and with its unmatched management. It is also the first Ferrari to Sport EPS (Electric power steering).
In other words, the 812 Superfast is the new benchmark for sports cars mid-front. And in his heart is the new 12-cylinder engine that has forged its character.
Like all cars with Prancing Horse DNA, this new berlinetta offers exhilarating feedback on the road and the track, but also promises exceptionally smooth handling and comfort that drivers will enjoy on long journeys.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast, in fact, caters to customers who demand the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range. They want an incredibly powerful car but do not want to compromise the kind of versatility that will allow them to fully appreciate the conduct of a 360 degree experience.
Engine and Transmission
The challenge that Ferrari has tackled with the 812 Superfast was to design the most powerful engine in the history of the brand (800 hp, 123 hp / l) while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and emissions and, Retaining the inimitable Ferrari 12-cylinder soundtrack.
At the development stage, the engineers set themselves the goal of exceeding the specific output power of the F12berlinetta V12, which itself provided class performance. To do this they decided to concentrate their efforts mainly on optimizing the intake system and combustion efficiency to fully exploit the increase in engine displacement from 6.2 to 6.5 liters. These aspects have increased the maximum amount of air that could be driven into the engine (and therefore its power), which increases its efficiency.
The development process allowed maximum power of 800 hp at 8,500 rpm, a new landmark for the Ferrari range, in addition to a specific horsepower of 123 cv / l, a completely unprecedented figure for an engine Mounted to the front in a car production.
The torque curve illustrates this impressive improvement of the F12berlinetta in terms of acceleration and instantaneous power, particularly at high speeds. The power of the engine is underscored by a complete and rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic weight delivered by its increased displacement.
These performance levels were achieved in part by optimizing the engine design and in part by introducing innovations such as the use of a 350 bar direct injection system for the first time on a spark-ignition engine and The control system for variable geometry Input pathways, developed on F1 motors with natural aspiration, which is an additional evolution of its application on the special limited series F12tdf.
These systems allow an increase in displacement from 6.2 to 6.5 liters to operate to maximize output power while maintaining excellent pickup even at low rpm.
The high-pressure injection system also improves nebulization of the injected fuel, which considerably reduces the amount of particulate emitted during the warming of the catalytic converter, which ensures that the engine complies with all emission regulations.
The engine’s maximum fuel-to-fuel ratio has also been improved, demonstrating the exceptional efficiency of the engine in urban driving contexts. This was achieved in part as a result of the Stop & Start On the Move strategies that shut down and restarted the engine while the car moved.
Special attention has also been paid to calibrate the Manettino settings to improve the engine’s potential and the feeling of extreme power delivered by the car. That said, the driver can still easily and safely administer the massive torque available with the accelerator pedal, thanks to a gradual and progressive supply at all engine speeds.
The result of all these developments is an increase in the maximum power at 800 hp at 8,500 rpm (an impressive 60 hp more than the F12berlinetta) and a maximum torque of 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm Previous for a Ferrari production with natural engine aspiration.
A maximum of 80% of maximum torque is available at only 3500 rpm, improving flexibility and pickup at lower speeds. The shape of the power curve, which constantly increases to the maximum speed of 8,500 rpm, and the speed with which the engine speed increases, thanks to low inertia, gives the occupants the feeling of power And an infinite acceleration. This last sensation comes from the overall increase in maximum power and the optimization of the aforementioned power curve between 6,500 and 8,900 rpm, which maximizes the average power of the exploitable horse for track driving when The engine revolutions are constantly high.
The new Ferrari 812 Superfast is equipped with the Ferrari F1 dual clutch transmission that has been developed to achieve the driving performance targets of the car’s track and to cope with the maximum thrust of 8,900 rpm. Gear ratios on all gears have been reduced by an average of 6% to maximize additional performance and higher turns and to improve vehicle acceleration without compromising pickup in higher gears.
Emphasis has been placed on calibrating the shifting strategy to improve the sportiness of the car, further reduce response times and create a feeling of massive power and velocity both in terms of longitudinal acceleration And hearing perception of rpms rising. In the upward and downward movements, the transition time was reduced by 30%. Combined with abbreviated ratios, these modifications mean that occupants instantly feel the powerful response of the car to the accelerator.
On the track, this refined response is equivalent to lower offsets in the same time interval, when the driver uses the multi-down function (keeping the steering wheel mounted on the steering wheel depressed with the Manettino position in Sport mode ).
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the first Ferrari to introduce the Electrical Power Management (EPS) which, according to the Ferrari tradition, is used to fully exploit the performance potential of the car by integrating it into all controls Of the dynamics of vehicles.
The car also sees the introduction of the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 (PCV) system, which, based on the experience gained with the F12tdf, combines electric front-wheel steering assistance with the mechanical concept built around tire sizes And the direction of the rear wheel. All integrated with vehicle dynamics control systems based on SSC 5.0, to improve the agility and response time to the steering wheel inputs of the Supertast 812.
EPS integration enabled Ferrari engineers to introduce functionality to support the driver’s performance experience using the main interface to the road: the steering wheel.
Ferrari Peak Performance (FPP): During turns, the torque of the steering wheel will provide the driver with an indication that the car is approaching its limit of grip, which allows to control this dynamic state.
Ferrari Power Oversteer (FPO): In case of overspeed, most frequently induced when the corners are turned off, the steering wheel torque gives the driver’s return to give steering wheel entries that are consistent with the realignment of the car properly .
Both functions aim to extend the driver experience of the performance delivered by the Ferrari 812 Superfast, while not interfering with the driver’s control on the steering wheel input. The driver remains the key to the driving experience.
The mechanical configuration sees the adoption of tires developed specifically for Ferrari by Michelin and Pirelli and retain the same front and rear dimensions (275/315) introduced on the F12tdf to optimize the Passo Corto Virtuale concept.
The Brembo Extreme Design brakes, which previously fitted the LaFerrari, are the most efficient ever developed by Ferrari. Combined with the Hi-Performance ABS of the 9.1 Premium ESP, the braking performance of 100 km / h is improved by 5.8% compared to the F12berlinetta.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast aerial design is part of Ferrari’s ongoing commitment to continuously improve performance with each new model, both in terms of speed and increased vehicle dynamics for a more exhilarating driving experience.
The development guidelines aimed to achieve exceptionally high performance by strengthening the strain that affects the stability of a car without increasing drag as the latter would have a negative impact on fuel consumption and maximum speed.
The aerodynamic coefficients values delivered by Ferrari 812 Superfast are a significant improvement over those of F12berlinetta. Mobile airport solutions, whether activated mechanically (active aerodynamic active) or activated by the air pressure itself (passive aerodynamics), guarantee very low drag values. The choices made in this area have been strongly influenced by those who made their debut on the F12tdf F12berlinetta special derivative, with which the Superdifié 812 shares the same down force values. However, all of its aerodynamic coefficients have been improved.
On the side of the air intakes for engine cooling and brakes, there is a weather vane on the front bumper that is designed to channel the air flows that hit the front of the car to ensure They clamp the flanks, thus reducing the width of the car’s wake. This dramatically reduces overall drag.
The front downforce generation is mostly entrusted to a pair of diffusers just ahead of the front wheels, which increases the amount of air sucked in by the sub-chart. To cancel the drag associated with them, the broadcasters were equipped with a mobile airport system. When it activates, it completely stifles the diffusers, the fairing in the wheel. The movable surface integrated in the diffuser ramp is activated by the air pressure which, as it enters through the lower inlet to the outside of the bumper, is conveyed to the movable surface. When the car reaches a speed where the pressure in the duct is stronger than the pre-load calibrated by an elastic spring, the movable surface opens, thereby reducing the drag of the car and the improvement of the forward stress.
The capacity of the diffusers before generating downward force is stimulated by a generous discharge of the air from the front wheel to the side of the car. This vent on the flanks also directs the live air flow of the diffusers on the front sub-face, preventing pressure condensation inside the wheel wheel and thereby improving traction and cutting drag. This effect is maximized by two air intakes sculpted on the front hood at the edge of the headlights. The flow is channeled through a duct specific to the front section of the inside of the rolling wheel, where it reduces the pressure before exciting the flow exiting along the flanks.
The spoiler on the tail of the car also generates an air force. The trailing edge of the spoiler is 30 mm higher than the F12berlinetta according to F12tdf. However, unlike the latter, it has not been extended to the rear in depth to avoid changing the dimensions of the car. This increased the drag but is compensated by the unusual space at the bottom of the back screen before the spoiler. This discontinuity causes a separation in the airflow of the rear window, creating longitudinal vortices which increase the compression on the surface of the windscreen bottom, thus reducing the drag associated with the stress generated by the spoiler. The shape of the rear wheel was also designed to ensure efficient downstream generation. In fact the elevator generated naturally by the manner in which the curves of the body on the wheels have been minimized by introducing an aerodynamic by-pass between the bodywork and the rear inner rear wheel. Rather than follow the curvature of the sidewall in this area, which would create an elevator, the air flowing on the line of the car’s belt enters the grip behind the quarterback. It is then channeled into a duct that allows it to exit in front of the rear spoiler. The lifting effect of the running wheels is thus reduced, which generates a load constraint without adding additional drag.
Three pairs of curved dams that act as vortex generators have been adopted for the front sub-face and are responsible for 30% of the increase in air force compared to F12berlinetta. The dams create a ground effect by generating powerful vortices and reducing the wake of the wheels to an absolute minimum, which further increases the downforce generation capacities of the flat underside.
Unlike their counterparts F12tdf, dams have new blowing slots which, by reducing the overall pressure on the front side of the dams, increase their efficiency, which means that, despite the constraint generated remaining unchanged, the traction introduced into the zone Is cut by 15%.
Due to the powerful suction created by the rear spoiler, the rear diffuser has been completely redesigned to improve its extraction power. First, the trailing edge of the diffuser now has a wing in a deep cavity created in the bumper. The air flows from both the lower and upper surfaces strikes the divider which extends over the entire width of the diffuser, increasing by 12% the loading force generated by the latter. Since the rear diffuser is one of the main contributors to the generation of the rear force and the resulting drag, it has also been equipped with a system of three active flaps that rotate at an angle of 14 ° in The minimum drag configuration to completely block the diffuser, which dramatically reduces overall drag.
Designed by Ferrari Design, the new Ferrari 812 Superfast redefines the formal language of V12 Ferraris front engine proportions without altering exterior dimensions or interior space and comfort.
Seen in silhouette, the 812 Superfast has a fast elegance: a two-sided design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 (Daytona) of 1969, visually lowering an aggressive rear spoiler designed to guarantee a strain. The draped design of the sidewalls visually shortens the tail and is characterized by highly inclined fold lines and impressive wheels that imbue the Ferrari 812 Superfast with power and aggression justified by its imposing V12. The built-in LED headlights integrated in the design of the air intakes carved on the hood also emphasize that the front muscle, integrating and wrapping around the front wheel.
The three-dimensional sculptural and sculptural flanks of the Ferrari 812 Superfast are characterized by a striking opening behind the front wheels designed to suck high-pressure air from the wheels and then channel them along the doors.
The rear diffuser comprises a suspended divider which increases the surfaces of the diffuser by transforming them into a biped wing, which makes it possible to aspirate the air between the lower diffuser and the divider.
At the rear, four Ferrari-inspired round tail lights emphasize a design designed around horizontal lines and give the Ferrari 812 Superfast a wide and imposing position, visually lowering the spoiler and the compact cabin without sacrificing Its space or that Of the shoe.
The cabin has been radically redesigned to create an even sportier character. The light and compact volumes make the contours of the interior structures to the extent that they are visible in certain areas. These ultra-taut surfaces are deliberately stratified and broken to create voids, so the main elements seem to float. The overall effect is both the thirst for thoroughbred racing and lean elegance that never feels too overestimated.
The horizontal blades are elegant around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural but supremely elegant look that is also a nod to the LaFerrari cockpit.
Additional air bleed also allowed designers to lighten the dashboard appearance even further by creating a “slit” in the center section which further emphasizes the fact that the metal elements extend into the volumes padded.
The conductor area and the center recesses have a contrasting cut to further emphasize their dynamic shapes.
The steering wheel and its controls, the satellite ducts on each side of it and the interaction of contrasting volumes and materials, combine to create an extreme cockpit in which all elements are inclined towards the all-important driver, around Of which the volumes Curve to emphasize its role.
The horizontal character lines create very oriented volumes on the driver, which also make it possible not to exclude the passenger from the action.
The beautifully designed cut both in the center of the dashboard and around the glove compartment creates the right sense of Ferrari’s signature combination of craftsmanship and high technology.
The seats follow a tuning fork design language and exploit this expansivity to create an interaction of solids and voids that give character to the seat and backrest.
The seats differ and contrast with the rest of the interior surfaces, thanks to their perforated leather trim that adds a sporty touch to the new style.
In short, the taught shapes and intelligently structured volumes combine with superb ergonomics and a light sports tongue to create a high-end seat.
The extensive Ferrari customization program is of course also available to ensure that every customer can make his Superdast 812 unique and more suited to his personal tastes and requirements. As is traditional with each new car, the program has been extended to include a host of new operators specifically developed for the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
Also available is an advanced telemetry system derived from that on board the LaFerrari and a high-end audio system with 12 speakers and a 1280 watt amplifier with Quantum Logic for excellent sound quality and quality.
7 years of maintenance
Ferrari’s unprecedented quality standards and focus on customer service underpin the seven-year extended service program offered with the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Available throughout the Ferrari range, the program covers all regular maintenance for the first seven years of the car’s life. This planned maintenance is an exclusive service that allows customers to ensure that their car is maintained to the best performance and safety over the years. This very special service is also available to purchase owners of used Ferraris.
Regular maintenance (at intervals of 20 000 km or once a year without mileage restrictions), original spare parts and meticulous checks carried out by trained personnel directly at the Ferrari Training Center in Maranello using the diagnostic tools More modern are some of the benefits of the genuine maintenance program.
The service is available in all markets worldwide and from all dealers on the official dealer network.
The genuine maintenance program further extends the range of after-sales services offered by Ferrari to satisfy customers who wish to preserve the performance and excellence that are the signatures of all cars built at the Maranello factory which has always been synonymous with Advanced technology and sportsmanship.
- Type: V12 – 65°
- Overall displacement: 6496 cc
- Bore and stroke: 94 mm x 78 mm
- Max. power output: 588 kW (800 cv) at 8,500 rpm
- Max. torque: 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm
- Max. engine speed: 8,900 rpm
- Compression ratio: 13.64:1
- Dimensions and weight
- Length: 4,657 mm
- Width: 1,971 mm
- Height: 1,276 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,720 mm
- Front track: 1,672 mm
- Rear track: 1,645 mm
- Kerb weight: 1,630 kg
- Dry weight: 1,525 kg
- Weight distribution: 47% front – 53% rear
- Fuel tank capacity: 92 l
- Wheels & tyres
- Front: 275/35 ZR20; 10″ J x 20″
- Rear: 315/35 ZR20; 11.5″ J x 20″
- Front: 398 mm x 38 mm
- Rear: 360 mm x 32 mm
- Transmission/gearbox: 4WS/ 7-speed F1 DCT/ E-Diff3
- Electronic controls: SSC5/CST with F1-Trac, ESP 9.1 Premium with High-performance ABS/EBD, dual-coil SCM-E
- Max. speed: 340 km/h
- 0-100 km/h: 2.9 sec
- 0-200 km/h: 7.9 sec
- Dry weight/power: 1.9 kg
- Fuel consumption
- Fuel consumption: 14.9 l/100 km
- Emissions: 340g CO2/km