The Ferrari 812 Superfast hits over 200 mph without breaking a sweat.
The Ferrari 812 Competizione debuted back in April with the most powerful V12 ever fitted to a Ferrari road car pumping out 819 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. With its enhanced aerodynamics and more potent engine, the 812 Competizione is faster and more track-capable than its standard 812 Superfast sibling. The standard car is no slouch, however. To show what the Ferrari 812 Superfast can do, the high-performance grand tourer was taken for a joyride on the German autobahn.
If you need a refresher, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 producing 789 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. That's enough power for a 0-60 mph sprint time of 2.9 seconds and a 211-mph top speed.
To put Ferrari's claims to the test and see if the car lives up to its name, the driver floors it on an unrestricted section of the German autobahn with no speed limits. The entire video is shot from the driver's perspective, putting you in the driver's seat. We get to hear the 812 Superfast's naturally-aspirated V12 sing, and it sounds sublime. The driver didn't quite manage to max out the 812 Superfast, as the odometer indicates a fastest speed of 331 km/h (205 mph). With a clear stretch of road, it looks like the 812 Superfast could have been pushed even harder, but driving at over 200 mph on a public road is no mean feat.
As Ferrari prepares to embrace electrification, naturally-aspirated supercars like the Ferrari 812 Superfast will soon be a rare breed, so we need to savor them while we can. Ferrari is planning to launch its first electric supercar in 2025 and the Italian automaker has been caught testing a new V6-powered hybrid supercar.
Ferrari isn't ditching the V12 just yet, however, as Ferrari's chief marketing and commercial officer Enrico Galliera recently confirmed an even more powerful V12 is in development, which will most likely power Ferrari's next halo hypercar that will replace the LaFerrari.