This is the brand new Ferrari 812 Competizione and a very first look to check it out! Join me at Fiorano, Ferrari's test track in Maranello, Italy, to walk around the new limited edition super-GT and go through all of the details.
Ferrari have simultaneously launched the 812 Competizione (Coupe) and 812 Competizone A (Targa convertible), limited to 999 and 599 units respectively, the Versione Speciale of the 812 Superfast and 812 GTS. Following in the footsteps of greats like the F12 TDF and 599 GTO, anticipation for this car has been very, very high but it certainly seems to be a concoction of ingredients that will no doubt impress.
With the 6.5 litre naturally aspirated V12 now making 830hp (up 30hp from 800hp) and revving to a gigantic 9,500rpm (from 8,900rpm), the slight decrease of torque to 692Nm (718Nm in the 812 Superfast) will quickly be forgotten as it completes the 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint in 2.8 seconds and the 0-124mph (200km/h) run takes only 7.5s while it continues on to a top speed of over 211mph (340km/h).
Visually it is seriously dramatic, with stand out cues instantly visible including the blade that runs the full width across the bonnet to the vortex generators found on the rear deck. The back of the car shows that it means business, with the diffuser running right to the outer edges and a significant lip spoiler integrated into the bodywork. It houses a completely new exhaust system, presented in a totally new way for Ferrari, but we'll have to wait a little longer to hear the final sound. Like the F12 TDF to the F12 Berlinetta, the Competizione is a significant step up from the Superfast in visual drama.
Under the skin, technology moves on yet again with 4 wheel independent steering, Slip Slide Control 7.0, and numerous elements to both up the enjoyment, but also to make it fast, super super fast. In fact the 812 Competizione has set a lap time on this very circuit of Fiorano of just 1 minute 20 seconds, knocking 1.5 seconds off the time set by the 812 Superfast.
There's a lot to take in, but join me for an exclusive full walkaround of the new supercar in detail, nowhere else than directly in Maranello, Ferrari's home town.
|Episode title||Check Out the New FERRARI 812 COMPETIZIONE! First Look|
|Date added||11 May 2021|
|Original date||10 May 2021|