Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ferrari Philippines Launches 812 Superfast (w/ Specs)


The Ferrari 812 Superfast officially made its debut in Philippines today, after one year, since its International Premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017.

The model opens a new chapter in Ferrari V12 engine history and marks the 70th anniversary since Ferrari released its first Cavallino Rampante sports car, the 125 S, in 1947. Ferrari remains to this day the only manufacturer to have continuously produced sports cars with 12-cylinder engines throughout that time.

This was the first time for the local launch to have two units available for viewing, both with different options, highlighting both sporty and elegant sides of the 812 Superfast. One unit in Rosso Corsa with classic Ferrari tan interior and the other one in Bianco Avus with Bordeaux interior, showing off the possible carbon fiber options and the level of personalization one can get on their unit.

The 812 Superfast, the vehicle that ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, has been developed for clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the lineup: an all-round sports car that will deliver overwhelming driving pleasure both on road and track and not compromise on comfort whatever condition it may face.

“The challenge that Ferrari always faces in developing new models is to push the boundaries of its own achievement,” said Autostrada Chairman Wellington Soong. “After intensive research and development, this is what they achieved with the 812 Superfast – the fastest and most powerful 12-cylinder engine in the 70-year history of Ferrari.”

Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that unleashes 788 horsepower, the 812 Superfast is the new benchmark in the front mid-engine sports car segment, achieving maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a specific power output of 121 horsepower per liter. These figures have never been delivered by any previous front mid-engine car and they ensure the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari’s V12 race-proven heritage. The engine’s power is underscored by a full, rich exhaust sound that exploits the acoustic clout delivered by its increased displacement. The maximum torque is 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm, a significant 80 percent of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both drivability and pick-up even at low revs.

The 812 Superfast is equipped with leading-edge control systems and components, resulting in unparalleled handling and roadholding. It is the first Ferrari to adopt Electric Power Steering (EPS) with the aim of fully exploiting the potential of the car’s outstanding performance in accordance with Ferrari’s tradition. The vehicle also sees the introduction of the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV), which combines electric front-wheel steering assistance with the mechanical concept built around tyre dimensions and the rear-wheel steering. These systems are integrated with the vehicle dynamics control system based on the latest 5.0 version of Side Slip Control (SSC), intended to improve the nimbleness of handling and reduce the vehicle response times.

Seamlessly integrating style and aerodynamic function to produce innovative technology and forms is the important theme common to all Ferraris. The 812 Superfast has achieved this by two approaches: the multi-functional frontal section, which incorporates a cluster of aerodynamic solutions including active flaps at the front of the underbody, and the rear flank which features an unprecedented aerodynamic bypass to increase downforce. Compared with the F12, the downforce of the new model has increased 10% and its downforce at the rear fender duct has risen 8 percent, significantly improving the performance and driving pleasure.

The interior of the 812 Superfast has been completely redesigned. The cabin has a sportier, more advanced look with the main components seeming to float. The horizontal dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural impression. The new seats are designed to be sportier and more ergonomic, alongside of which a new steering wheel, instrument clusters, the latest infotainment, and air-conditioning units are placed in accordance with the new Human-Machine Interface (HMI) standards.

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