During the past several days, speculations have come out on the F12berlinetta’s successor. Spy shots with clothed-covered Ferrari have sprouted everywhere including rumors about its specs. Majority of the sources have arrived in the assumption that it will be an 800hp V12 powered Ferrari 12M.
We know that fans have been waiting too long for Ferrari to bring out the F12 Berlinetta’s successor into view. And we’re here to say one thing---the long wait is finally over. Earlier this week, Ferrari took the wraps off the mysterious supercar that has been in and out of its Maranello headquarters.
The supposed 800-hp Ferrari F12 M we thought we knew about now has an official name. It’s called the Ferrari 812 Superfast and it will be coming to Geneva in the next few weeks. Dubbed as the fastest and most powerful Ferrari in history, the new F12 will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine without any turbo or hybrid system in use.
Interestingly, it’s been seventy years since the first Ferrari V12 was born. To carry with its tradition in giving the F12s with very distinctive names such as Lusso, LaFerrari and Berlinetta, the Italian marque this time has named it as the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Actually, Ferrari has used the name Superfast between 1964 and 1967 for its 500 Series.
Nevertheless, the 812 Superfast will be the first in its class to come with electromechanical power steering plus the latest driver assistance and safety features or basically whatever today’s technology has to offer. It will possibly have the latest version of Slide Slip Control technology at the very least.
When it comes to its performance, the new Ferrari’s 6.5-liter V12 engine is estimated to blow up to 800 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of powerful torque. With all these power being thrown to the rear wheels, the new 812 Superfast is expected to go from a 0 to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds. For a moment we almost forgot about the 949 hp LaFerrari hypercar. But then that comes with a hybrid powertrain.
Also, unlike the LaFerrari , which is only offered to their privileged few clients, the new 812 Superfast is more attainable. While a limited run of more or less 100 units is seen to come by. In fact, there have been rumors that the 812 Superfast will be the last Ferrari to come with naturally aspirated engine.
To answer the call for better emissions, the company is said to moving its attention to power plants with hybrid assists and turbochargers right after this. Let’s wait and see.