16 Feb The New Ferrari 812 is Super Fast. No Really!
This morning Ferrari announced the replacement for their current front engine V12 model, the F12, will be replaced by the 812 Superfast. Not only is it super fast, that’s the official name for it. It might seem kind of cheesy (and obvious), but the name is a throwback to a version of grand touring Ferraris sold in the 1960s. For the new model, the name has a special meaning because it will be the most powerful and fastest production Ferrari, ever. That statement needs a bit of a footnote because you may consider LaFerrari as the king of that list. Well, LaFerrari isn’t considered a production model because it wasn’t built on the regular production line. In fact, each of the 499 were handbuilt.
Let’s talk performance numbers. Most of Ferrari’s announcement touts the vehicle’s power as 800CV (which translates to 789 hp, a more familiar reference point for most people). The 6.5 liter V12 helps propel the car from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph.
The F12 features a brand new color, Rosso Settanta, which marks the company’s 70th anniversary. The color name translates to Red Seventy. Ferrari hasn’t made an announcement on pricing but the outgoing F12 starts around $320,000. I think we can expect it to be that much, or more. The official unveiling will be next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Ferraris have long been a favorite of mine. I love everything about them, even the models that aren’t the most popular or celebrated. So in the interest of full disclosure: I love this new car – not just because I love every Ferrari. There is something really exciting about front engine V12 models, even the 550 Maranello from the late 90s. It’s refreshing to see a company stick with a V12 in an age when increasing plug-in hybrids and decreasing cylinders in sports cars are becoming the norm. This sense of tradition married with old school meets new school is one of the reasons this company is my most absolute favorite.
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