Ferrari have chosen the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show to unveil its latest monster, the V12 powered 812 Superfast.
It’s marked as the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in history. The front mounted naturally aspirated 6.5 litre V12 produces an eye watering 588kW at 8,500rpm, and a world turning 718Nm or torque at a humble 7,000rpm.
In a first for the Maranello manufacturer, the 812 features Electric Power Steering. Ferrari says this feature, combined with its patented Side Slip Control, ‘make its powerful performance easier to handle and even more thrilling to exploit.’
Inside the car, the digital dash remains, but the cabin has been overhauled to give it a sportier feel – just in case your Ferrari didn’t feel very sporty. The main elements have been designed to give them a floating appearance, whilst the dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural look.
New, more sporty and ergonomic seats feature alongside the new HMI (Human Machine Interface), including new steering wheel and instrument clusters and the latest infotainment and air-conditioning units.
Whilst the 812 Superfast is full of future technology, in true Ferrari form, they honour their heritage. The car has a fastback sleekness, thanks to a two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 of 1969.
Ferrari claim that the giant engine will launch the car from a standstill to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and onwards to 340km/h, all the while averaging 14.9L/100km.
Full pricing and specs are expected closer to launch, which should be later this year.
All I can say is, I want one – now!