When you purchase a Ferrari you’re not just buying a car, you’re buying into almost 75 years of history both on the road and on the track. There are few manufacturers that evoke such passion and heritage in their cars, as well as creating the ultimate dream car status with just a name or logo. With such an illustrious past, Ferrari have an extensive back catalogue in which to bring back historic model names and badges. Names such as the California, Superamerica and Berlinetta and badges such as the GTS and GTO have all graced some of the brands most iconic cars over the years and continue to be reused on models to this day. One such name however, has only been used once before in 1964, yet recently resurfaced to grace a very special car for Ferrari, the Superfast.
The original Ferrari 500 Superfast was targeted at ‘clients looking for uncompromising performance in a luxury car’ and Ferrari decided that their latest car to fit the bill was the incredible 812. Designed specifically to push the boundaries of their engineers, the 812 is the replacement for the F12, and used that base to excel in every area. At the time of launch the 812 Superfast was the fastest and most powerful Ferrari ever built, apart from limited production models like the Enzo and LaFerrari, with a 6.5 litre V12 that produces 800 CV (789 bhp) and is capable of 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph. That certainly takes care of the ‘uncompromising performance’ part.
Inside, the radically redesigned interior certainly looks after the ‘luxury car’ part more than sufficiently. With a sporty aesthetic as you’d expect in a Ferrari, the finest Italian leather and contrast stitching mixed with the carbon fibre details ensure that the Superfast feels like the most luxurious of Grand Tourers. More sophisticated and refined rather than angular and bold as we’d come to expect since the 458 Italia arrived, the 812 manages to be both cutting edge yet contemporary and an exquisite place to be, however long your journey.
With the latest Ferrari infotainment system, as well as the optional Passenger Display, the interior is abundant with technology yet it remains subservient rather than controlling and overpowering, the way it should be in a luxury car. The interior remains impressively quiet and soundproofed when cruising yet the incredible sound of the naturally aspirated V12 is never far from being woken up when you flex your right foot and unleash the ‘uncompromising performance’ that a Superfast requires.
For such a large luxurious car the 812 manages to perform like a Ferrari should, in fact round their own Fiorano racetrack, the car matches the lap time of a 488 Pista and is less than 2 seconds behind the LaFerrari, very impressive statistics indeed. To be able to genuinely perform like a lightweight supercar on a track yet remain a very accomplished Grand Tourer is a trick that many manufacturers attempt, yet ultimately fall short of the mark leaning more towards one than the other, no so the 812 Superfast. If any car was capable of living up to the original ethos of the 1964 500 Superfast, the 812 has filled the brief perfectly. Ferrari have looked back through their extensive history and created a modern version of an iconic ideal, producing a car that not only befits the Superfast name, but creates a car impressive enough to become a future icon.
Our 2019 Ferrari 812 Superfast 6.5 V12 is finished in the historic Ferrari special order colour of Blu Pozzi, a colour created in honour of French Ferrari importer Charles Pozzi, and Ferrari’s way of thanking people for their work and dedication to the company. It also features Extra Campionario, or special order, contrasting Grigio Chiaro and Nero leather interior with contrast Nero stitching. The extensive list of optional features includes 20” forged diamond turned wheels, Suspension lift system, Titanium exhaust pipes, Daytona style seats, Passenger display, Extensive carbon fibre interior parts, Scuderia Ferrari shields to the front wings, Front and rear parking cameras, Embroidered Cavallino logos to the headrests and much more. This stunning example has covered just 4000 miles and comes with a full Ferrari main dealer service history, as well as the remainder of a 4 year manufacturer warranty until January 2023 and the remainder of a 7 year Ferrari service plan until January 2026.
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