In March, iconic Italian auto manufacturers Ferrari will release the ultimate sports car, the Berlinetta 812 Superfast, which is the fastest and most powerful Ferrari ever built. Baroque Ground finds out all the details
At the 2017 edition of the Geneva International Motor Show from 9 to 19 March 2017, Ferrari will release its dream sports car, the Berlinetta 812 Superfast, which is apparently going to set the bench mark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment. The vehicle was inspired by the genius of its predecessors, which took over the spotlight during the F12 Tour de France in late 2015.
While it’s latest predecessor, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was an impressive vehicle, the brand new 812 Superfast is going to be even more impressive. In fact, Ferrari’s new baby will be a highlight at the Geneva Show, which will be attended by motoring aficionados, global automotive media and key figures in the industry.
According to Ferrari, the new car “not only introduces a plethora of innovative features, it’s also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year”. Ferrari added that the 812 Superfast will “usher in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history”.
“It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving”.
The Berlinetta 812 Superfast is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine and achieves a top speed of 211 miles per hour; it takes a mere 2.9 seconds to go from 0 to 62mph. The vehicle boasts a maximum power output of 8,500 rpm and delivers better than any other front-engined sports car. It also features a dual-clutch transmission and is the first Ferrari vehicle to feature EPS (Electric Power Steering); this is utilized to exploit the car’s potential to its fullest. The new Ferarri’s electronic dynamics controls achieve more powerful performance and make the car easier to handle.
The new vehicle is being launched in a special new color, called Rosso Settanta and its interior is more sporty and radical than previous Ferrari sports cars. Its horizontal dash loops around the central air vents, offering a very stylish effect.
Ferrari believes that the 812 Superfast will offer drivers an exhilarating and extremely comfortable driving experience whether they’re on the road or on the track. The company has yet to announce the price of the new Superfast, but it’s expected to be in the region of £250,000 (that’s US$312,256). They will announce pricing at the Geneva Show when they launch the new vehicle.