Matt LeBlanc Says Ferrari 812 Is Too Fast To Use On The Road

While developing the 812 Superfast, Ferrari concentrated on all important aspects of the car. Thus, they gave it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever found in a road legal model at the front, rear wheel drive and a comfortable interior with actual room for luggage.

However, during the birthing process, they left an important aspect aside: its name. Thus, the 812 carries a rather unusual suffix – the Superfast. Mind you, it is super fast, no matter where the person holding the wheel unleashes it, yet it could be too quick for its own good.

In fact, as Top Gear’s former co-host Matt LeBlanc put it, it’s too fast to use on the road.

Also See: Ferrari 812 Proves Its Name Is Spot-On, Is Superfast In Timed Nurburgring Lap

In order to see what this supercar is all about, LeBlanc took it to Imola, the famous Italian track located about 40 km (25 miles) east of Bologna and only 80 km (50 miles) east of the Ferrari factory, in Maranello. With no legal speed limits to worry about, LeBlanc made a few other observations about the 812 Superfast, before paying his respects to one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, who lost his life at the Tamburello corner, on May 1, 1994, after hitting the wall at 233 km/h (145 mph).

Featured in Series 25, Episode 5, which aired last spring, LeBlanc’s 812 Superfast review is as exciting as expected, sprinkled with some consumer advice and humor.


  • Michelin

    What about Bugattis, Konigeggs, ML Senna and so on ??

    • leovda

      Those are engineered to handle their speed and power properly, the 812 was a ferrari chairman screaming FASTER & MORE, in the engineering chambers

  • salamOOn

    sooo….its an offroad!

  • Noah Milne

    Isn’t that what Clarkson said about the F12 when it came out?

    • carsmofo

      He sure did.

    • exeptor

      Absolutely. The same is valid for “turning petrol into sound”. And again the Tamburello corner – there was an old TG episode with Mercedes SLS AMG (if I recall correctly) … same idea with slightly different implementation.

  • Christian Wimmer

    I would never have guessed.

  • Belthronding

    Ferrari 812 Too Superfast

  • TheBelltower

    Even if it were more relaxing and easier to manage on the road, I can’t imagine anyone actually using any Ferrari as a GT car. They are entirely too precious and finicky.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Damn Joey got hotter with age…Beefy Daddy

  • Wandering_Spirit

    One of the best Ferraris, ever.

  • leovda

    Im sorry if i don’t trust joey’s opinion, the man drives tractors and forklifts for excitement and a normal 911 for his sport car

  • LeStori

    Probably break my local speed limit in first gear….. If I was going to track day a Ferrari I would buy a Porsche.

  • Bash

    My favorite Ferrari right now.

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