Alfardan Motors, the official Ferrari dealer in Oman, unveiled the all-new 812 Superfast at the Ferrari showroom in Muscat with a high-octane ceremony for clients and VIPs. Integrating industry-first capabilities in the mid-front-engine sports car segment, the 812 Superfast pushes boundaries of speed and performance like never before.
True to its name, the 812 Superfast is unquestionably the fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. Powered by the new naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, the vehicle achieves its maximum power output at 8,500 rpm with a maximum speed of 340 Km/h, prancing effortlessly from 0 to 100 in a blistering 2.9 seconds. Designed as the flagship V12 Berlinetta, the model embodies Ferrari’s revered V12 heritage that sprung to life in 1947, with the birth of the brand and building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf.
The 812 Superfast is the first Ferrari to sport EPS (Electric Power Steering) which, in line with Ferrari tradition, is used to fully exploit the potential of the car’s performance by integrating it with all of its electronic vehicle dynamics controls.
This solution saw the introduction of the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system (PCV) which, following on from the experience gained with the F12tdf, combines electric front-wheel steering assistance with the mechanical concept built around tyre dimensions and the rear-wheel steering. All integrated with the vehicle dynamics control systems based on Version 5.0 of the SSC, with the aim of improving the 812 Superfast’s agility and response time to steering wheel inputs.
The 812 Superfast’s aerodynamic design is part of Ferrari’s ongoing commitment to continually improving performance with each new model, both in terms of speed and augmented vehicle dynamics for a more exhilarating driving experience.
The development guidelines aimed to achieve exceptionally high aerodynamic efficiency figures through boosting of the downforce that influences a car’s stability without increasing drag as the latter would negatively impact fuel consumption and maximum speed.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new 812 Superfast redefines the formal language of front-engine V12 Ferraris’ proportions without altering either its exterior dimensions or interior space and comfort. Seen in silhouette, the 812 Superfast has a fastback sleekness: a two-box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB4 (Daytona) of 1969, visually lowering an aggressive rear spoiler designed to guarantee downforce.
The cabin has been radically redesigned to imbue the model with an even sportier character. Light, compact volumes hug the contours of the interior structures to the extent that the latter are visible in certain areas. These ultra-taut surfaces are deliberately layered and broken up to create voids with the result that the main elements seem to float. The overall effect is both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance that never feels overstated.
Commenting on the launch of the brand new super car, Mohamed El Zawawy, Assistant General Manager at Alfardan Motors, said:
“We are exhilarated to welcome the latest product from the Maranello stable; the 812 Superfast, to Oman. As the fastest and most powerful Ferrari model ever created, it embodies a level of driving capabilities never seen before. We are proud to showcase a product of such ground-breaking technology and design excellence and are confident that the 812 Superfast will meet the needs of the Omani Ferrari connoisseur all those passionate about beauty, exhilaration and performance.”