The 812 Superfast made its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017 and although it doesn’t feel particularly old, it has been around for almost six and a half years. Following in September 2019, the GTS Convertible, and the two extreme Competizione body variants arrived in May 2021. Supercars don’t typically have a lifespan of 6-7 years, but as the competition gets tougher, premium automakers are being forced to update their models more frequently.
For some time now, we’ve been keeping an eye on Ferrari’s new front-engined supercar, but this is the first time we’ve seen the V12 vehicle with the whole production body. Our first meeting occurred in May, and these new pictures give us a clearer idea of what will be among the last twelve-cylinder cars from Maranello. It’s draped in camouflage to conceal the final body whereas previous prototypes were seen carrying modified Roma bodies.
Ferrari 812 Superfast replacement spied with production body
The low-slung supercar appears to have a crimson body below the disguise, judging by the section behind the rear wheels that is exposed. The 812 Superfast’s stunning silhouette is reminiscent of this vehicle’s large bonnet and steeply sloping roofline. The headlight cuts on the new V12 Ferrari are genuinely reminiscent of the vintage F40. It appears to do away with the predecessor’s quad circular taillights in favour of slender horizontal bars at the back.
Ferrari has already stated that it has the know-how to produce more horsepower from the twelve-cylinder monster while still adhering to stricter pollution standards than the 830 seen in the 812 Competizione. Hopefully, this does not imply that the 6.5-liter V12 will be turbocharged. We do not anticipate a significant increase in output if forced induction is not planned because it is more difficult to achieve with a normally aspirated engine.
In order to reduce emissions, Lamborghini added electronic assistance to the Revuelto’s V12 engine. Ferrari might follow suit, but it’s uncertain at this time. Given that the V6 and V8 engines have already been converted to PHEVs, we wouldn’t be too shocked. We’re content as long as the V12 is still around.