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FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST: THE ULTIMATE V12 GT?

A few days ago, we discussed a front-engined Ferrari that ruled the streets of Maranello. Not long before, when Ferrari announced that they would be coming with a new Front engined GT car. This tradition of building front-engined GT cars has been long-running in the Ferrari family, in the 21st century, it started with the Ferrari 575 Maranello, but it wasn’t until the 599 GTO was launched that Ferrari started to focus on the Track capabilities of these cars. The eagerness for the car was expected, as most of the people thought that the F12 TDF was the last front-engined Ferrari GT. So much so that the public started roaming the streets of Maranello to spot one of the test mules. Then in 2017, Ferrari blew off the covers of their new front-engined monster, The 812 superfast. The name of the car is very intriguing and it’s an easy task to guess the origin’s behind the name. The 812 has 800 Ps of power or 789 Horsepower, which a significant rise is considering its predecessor, the F12 Berlinetta had 731 Horsepower.

If we go into the past we can recall the Viewpoint of Sir Jeremy Clarkson after driving this car. He said it had too much power. The F12 TDF was an even wilder version of the standard F12 Berlinetta. Since the Ferrari 812 superfast might as well be the last of the Front engined Ferrari GT’s it ought to be special. The Engine size is up from the 6.3 liters in the F12 to 6.5 liters. The increase in the torque is not much from 689 to 718Nm. The bigger size of the engine leads to an even longer hood of this car, which almost seems like a never-ending thing when you are seated inside the car, and technically the car isn’t entirely front-engined, its front-mid engined, when you open the hood, you see where the huge weight of this car is coming from. It’s the Halo Ferrari in the Current scenario, so it has got a pretty heavy-duty to live up to. The engine feels as almost it’s a human heart, divided into numerous Veins and Arteries throughout the body. The 812’s doesn’t seem much of an improvement over the F12 on paper, it’s only when you start driving the car. The 812 Superfast handles better, it has a more aggressive rear and it’s designed in a way to prevent the car from oversteering. The Aero Bridge on the 812 superfast has been carried over from its predecessor, and there are many aerodynamic elements that one can find similar on the F12 and the 812. The interior is where you start to notice the difference. The 812 is plusher and certainly more comfortable from its predecessor. Notably, an increase in headroom can also be noticed. The Glovebox compartment of the 812 has an old school feel to it. It produces a clucking sound as if you were in a 90’s supercar. The performance levels of the 812 were more or less the same as the F12 TDF. The music as always doesn’t disappoint in the 812 superfast. It isn’t following the crowd with turbochargers and superchargers, it’s running a league of its own with the high revving naturally aspirated V12 engine.

But the 812 isn’t all a perfect car, it has his downsides, the engine surprisingly isn’t as refined as it should be in a GT car. From a supercar point of view it’s perfect, from a GT point of view it’s not. But you won’t feel the difference until you drive the car to its full potential. O

The 812 is a good car overall and all we can do is to wait, for Ferrari to launch a proper hard-core lighter version of this car with more horsepower, until then we can test the other Ferrari models.

That’s it for this time guys.

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