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    • Ferrari's new 812 Superfast takes their naturally aspirated V12 to 6.5 liters, 789 horsepower, and 8500 rpm

      Ferrari has not totally abandoned the naturally aspirated engine at least not in V12 form. They are still massaging their V12 architecture and this latest result makes for the most powerful naturally aspirated Ferrari V12 ever although it matches the output of the 6.3 liter unit in the LaFerrari hybrid.



      The specs of that motor are as follows:

      Ferrari LaFerrari - 9250 rpm 6.3 liter V12

      Horsepower: 789
      Torque: 520 lb-ft
      Bore x Stroke (mm): 94.0 x 75.2
      Fuel Injection: Direct
      Aspiration: Natural
      Piston Speed FPM: 4564.304

      The 812 Superfast matches the horsepower at 789 but torque is slightly higher at 530 lb-ft which can likely be attributed to the displacement advantage of the 6.5 liter motor. It does not rev quite as high as the LaFerrari 6.3 liter though with a redline of 'only' 8500 rpm.

      This output tops the special edition F12tdf but that car revs to 8900 rpm and has quite a bit of weight stripped out. Expect a hardcore variant of the 812 Superfast down the line as well.

      The dual clutch transmission carries over from the F12 and of course the layout is still front engined and rear wheel drive.

      What does it weigh? Ferrari claims 3362 pounds dry but Ferrari often lies. 35XX pounds with fluids would be incredible. Expect something in the 3700+ range if they even hit that. Weight distribution is said to be 47/53 front to rear which is excellent.

      The styling is sleeker and more natural of the F12 although clearly an evolution of that design. Quite simply, this is an awesome car and the world's most desirable GT.










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