With the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show just around the corner, excitement has begun to grow for the one of the event’s expected showstoppers, the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
The next in a long line of 12-cylinder Berlinetta supercars for the Italian carmaker, the Superfast not only marks the 70-year anniversary of the Prancing Horse brand, but also boasts the most powerful engine Ferrari has ever produced.
The Superfast is powered by a new 6.5-liter V12 engine which produces 588kW of power and 718 Nm of torque, the combination of which results in a 0-100km/h climb of just 2,9 seconds, and a claimed top speed of over 340km/h.
Also a first for this Ferrari is the addition of electric power steering, allowing for an increased reaction time to steering and overall handling, and coupled to engine management and injection systems usually found on a Formula One car.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast will be making its world premiere at the motor show, held between 9 – 19 March.
By Sam Spiller
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