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    • Sport Auto Ferrari 812 Superfast Nurburgring Nordschleife lap test - 7:27.48

      The magazine test numbers for the Ferrari 812 Superfast are absolutely stunning. Magazine numbers for new Ferraris often are. Sport Auto in Germany tends to get far more realistic and representative results of Ferrari performance especially in relation to the Nurburgring.


      If the 812 Superfast is as fast as MotorTrend tells us and it brakes and handles as well as they reported it should put up spectacular laptimes.

      In essence, it does do an excellent laptime of 7:27.48 in Sport Auto independent testing but it falls flat of the AMG GT R by over 17 seconds and can not catch the much cheaper Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS which did a 7:24.

      The 812 is a heavier GT car but maybe it is not quite as fast as MotorTrend led us to believe.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Sport Auto Ferrari 812 Superfast Nurburgring Nordschleife lap test - 7:27.48 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        In essence, it does do an excellent laptime of 7:27.48 in Sport Auto independent testing but it falls flat of the AMG GT R by over 17 seconds and can not catch the much cheaper Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS which did a 7:24.
        That's brutal... 400k just to get slapped in the face. Even worse, it's still my favourite current Ferrari just because of the looks and NA V12...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        That's brutal... 400k just to get slapped in the face. Even worse, it's still my favourite current Ferrari just because of the looks and NA V12...
        I mean... it's a different kind of car. I don't expect it to be a track star but I would expect it to top the 911 GTS on a power course like the 'Ring.

        It's an amazing Ferrari and a more hardcore track version will likely come.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Still, it's slower than a "AMG GT 4-Door Coupé 63 S" (terrible name) which is definitely a GT car. I'd wager anything an AMG GT S or C would slap it around too, and I think those are supposed to compete in a similar class. I know obviously the Ferrari is supposed to be in a different class and not be offering value/$, but to me, at this price range you better be strong on the performance front.

        This does also make me realize how insane the 911's performance is, amazing.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        That’s embarrassing but not surprising. Someone with balls needs to stand up to this nonsense. Would love to see a mag start dynoing cars before testing. Of course that’ll never happen.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        It’s not conceived to be a track car.

        People who buy this have other track tools in their stable.

        For what it is - a powerful GT car - it performs quite well even on a race track. But comparing it to cars with a different agenda might be interesting on paper, but has no bearing on the real world. No one in his right mind would think of cross-shopping a 911 GTS or the AMG Coupé with the 812 or even be interested in their lap times.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        It’s not conceived to be a track car.

        People who buy this have other track tools in their stable.

        For what it is - a powerful GT car - it performs quite well even on a race track. But comparing it to cars with a different agenda might be interesting on paper, but has no bearing on the real world. No one in his right mind would think of cross-shopping a 911 GTS or the AMG Coupé with the 812 or even be interested in their lap times.
        I agree with you. People are being a bit harsh.

        A 7:27 is a quick time namely for a 3900 pound GT car.