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Ferrari 812 Superfast Is… Super Fast

by Paul Strauss
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Ferrari’s new heir apparent to its Berlinetta line might have a silly name, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. This incredible new supercar will pack in a powerful naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine with a approximately¬†789 horsepower and 529 lb-ft. of torque at 7,000 RPM – 80% of which is ready at half those revs.

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Mated to a super fast (see what I did there?) dual-clutch transmission, this rocketship can get to 62mph from a dead stop in just 2.9 seconds. Top speed? “at least” 211 mph, my friends. And despite that massive engine out back, it’s weigh distribution is rated at 46% front/53% rear. I’m not sure where that remaining 1% is hiding – maybe at the exact center of mass?

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Ferrari also says the car’s handling and dynamics will be unparalleled, using a new electric power steering system, and the latest versions of the company’s Side Slip Control, and something called a “Virtual¬†Short Wheelbase” system, which previously appeared in the F12tdf, and is said to make the car feel more nimble.

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Like most Ferrari’s, the interior is something special too, with dramatic, yet sleek lines, and an obvious focus on the driver.

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For those of you lucky enough to be headed to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, you’ll get a chance to see this very special car in person when it debuts there next month.

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