Automotive technology is developing so rapidly that supercars of just a few years ago are now being out-performed by hot hatches and hybrid hypercars being rivalled by lesser models from McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari.
To offer us a glimpse at what underpins the new 812 Superfast, Ferrari has released a selection of clips looking at the car’s vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics and of course, the car’s almighty 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine.
This engine churns out 789 hp (800 PS) at 8,500 rpm and 718 Nm (530 lb-ft) of torque at 7,000 rpm, enough to send the 812 Superfast to 100 km/h in a mere 2.9 seconds being topping out at 340 km/h (211 mph), figures that match those of the more hardcore F12tdf.
The 812 is also differentiated from its predecessor thanks to its utilization of electric power steering and rear-wheel steering courtesy of Ferrari’s Virtual Short Wheelbase system. This makes the car more agile than those V12-powered GTs that came before it while also ensuring it is more stable at high speeds.
Ferrari hasn’t released a Fiorano lap time for the 812, but whatever it is, it’s probably within 2 seconds of the mighty LaFerrari. We reckon that, on a back road, a skilled 812 driver would in all likelihood be able to keep up with the hybrid hypercar.