Ferrari has since been part of the elite circle of automakers producing the world’s best performing cars. One of its most well-known creations in the field of performance is the F12berlinetta. This grand tourer produces impressive records thanks to its powerful 6.3-liter V12 engine that can conjure power of up to 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) and 520 lb.-ft. of torque. It can even reach a maximum speed of 211 mph and sprint from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.1 seconds. All these, plus the half-a-million-dollar price tag and rarity, gives the F12berlinetta the rights to exude an aura of exclusivity.
But of course, all good things must come to an end, and the F12berlinetta’s reign as the leading grand tourer must be turned over to a younger successor. However, even though the F12berlinetta was overthrown by the Ferrari 812 Superfast, it remains to be one of the most impressive grand tourers of this generation; and to top it all off, one lucky F12berlinetta owner handed his prized possession to Carlex Design to make some modifications to enhance this already magnificent vehicle.
There is no reason to feel bad that the F12berlinetta had to be replaced by the 812 Superfast since the latter is a descendant of the former, specifically the limited-edition F12berlinetta F12tdf variant, yet taking on some “stronger cues” from the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The 812 Superfast is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine, producing 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 530 lb.-ft. of torque (768 Nm) of torque; just a slight difference from the F12berlinetta’s. A sprint of 0 to 62 mph (or 100 kph) is achievable in only 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of over 211 mph (340 kph); a slight difference in acceleration time, but the same top speed as the F12berlinetta.
Morever, the 812 Superfast is equipped with the latest drivetrain technology including the latest rear-wheel steering system, allowing sharper handling. The 812 Superfast uses electric power steering, a first for Ferrari’s lineup of supercars.