Ferrari's 588kW 70th anniversary gift: 812 Superfast for SA

Johannesburg - Ferrari showed its 812 Superfast at a private gala event at Scuderia South Africa’s state of the art showroom in Bryanston. The Superfast is Ferrari’s most powerful production car yet.

The private preview of the of the flagship 812 Superfast is particularly significant, as Ferrari’s noble V12 heritage has its roots in the founding of the company, 70 years ago. Ferrari remains to this day the only manufacturer to have continuously produced sports cars with 12- cylinder engines throughout that time.

The first and most difficult challenge Ferrari always faces when it decides to develop a new model is to push the boundaries of its own achievements yet again. This challenge made all the tougher when the task at hand involves designing a new 12-cylinder engine, the power unit that hailed the start of the glorious Prance Horse story 70 years ago in 1947.  On such occasion, the result of intensive research and development produced a distinctive model that was incomparable.

Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12, the 812 Superfast is the benchmark in the mid-front engined sports car segment, achieving its maximum power output at 8,500 rpm. The result ensures the kind of the thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari V12s. Maximum torque is 718Nm at 7000rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3500rm. improving driveability and pickup at low revs. The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12 cylinder history, in doing so, building on the invaluable legacies of the F12Berlinetta and F12tdf.

The 812 Superfast is equipped with leading-edge vehicle dynamics control systems and components. It is striking for both its highly innovative design and aero package, as well as its unpatrolled handling. It is also the first Ferrari to sport EPS (Electric Power Steering)

Simply put, the 812 Superfast is the new benchmark for mid-front engined sports cars. And its heart is the new 12-cylinder which has forged its character. 

The 812 Superfast is expected to arrive in South Africa in the first quarter of 2018.

812 Superfast

Technical Specifications


Type- V12- 65 °

Overall displacement- 6496cc

Bore and Stroke - 94mm x 78mm

Max. power output - 588Kw at 8500 rpm

Max. torque - 718Nm at 7000 rpm

Max. engine speed - 8900 rpm

Compression ratio - 13.64:1

Dimensions and weight

Length- 4657 mm

Width - 1971 mm

Height - 1276 mm

Wheelbase- 2720 mm

Front Track- 1672 mm

Rear track - 1645 mm

Kerb Weight - 1630kg

Dry Weight - 1525kg

Weight distribution - 47% front- 53% Rear

Fuel tank capacity - 92 litres

Wheels and 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-Diff 3

Electronic controls- SSC5/CST with F1-Trac, ESP 9.1 Premium with High performance ABS/EBD, dual-coil SCM-E


Max. Speed - 340km/h

0-100km/h - 2.9 sec

0-200km/h- 7.9 sec

Dry weight/power - 1.9 kg

Fuel consumption                    

Fuel consumption - 14.9l/ 100km

Emissions - 340g CO²/Km

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