The sonorous wail of the Fabspeed exhaust is highly addictive.
There's little to fault in a Ferrari 812. Whether it's the Superfast coupe or the GTS convertible, it's a spectacular example of Maranello's excellence with the V12 engine. A more hardcore version of the car is coming, but even the standard version goes like stink and sounds incredible, especially when you get to the higher reaches of the rev range. But thanks to WLTP and noise regulations, modern supercars are actually relatively quiet. Fortunately, Fabspeed is here to help and has released a new X-pipe exhaust system with sport cats, and it turns the drama all the way up to 11.
In the above video, we get to hear the difference between the stock system and the Fabspeed exhaust, and it's night and day. A high-pitched wail now accompanies any acceleration attempt, and the occasional bark and crackle from the exhaust on the overrun don't hurt either. The car certainly has more presence in every driving scenario, and while your neighbors may complain, the smile that this noise must create is surely worth any abuse hurled at you by the more conservative members of the community. Fortunately, it's not just noise. There's actually an attractive tone to it, something that the below video with some acceleration pulls highlights quite nicely.
We could happily listen to that shriek all day long, but as cool as the exhaust is, it's also a sobering reminder to drink in the vibrations and noises of internal combustion as much as possible. Free-breathing Ferrari engines are a part of automotive culture that attracts the next generation of gearheads, and exhaust systems like this help stimulate that interest, but as always, the ability to afford a car like this is not open to everyone. With a price tag of well over $300,000, we can guarantee that an exhaust system for a car like this won't be cheap either, but boy is it worth the cash.