789 horsepower and instant throttle response. It may sound like a winning combination on its own, but of course Ferrari’s most powerful series production car is much more than just an exotic engine that’s likely in its final generation. In the 812 Superfast, everything has been upgraded to the latest specification, making the F12 feel at least five years old in comparison. Which it is, by the way.
The 812 might not be as attractive as its predecessor, but it will certainly be more desirable in the eyes of those who don’t intend to find themselves with twelve cylinders in their lap. The F12 was raw, and perhaps too hairy to drive for most operating in that price bracket.
Realizing the problem, Ferrari had no choice but to experiment with new technologies, making sure to also sell those prototypes badged as F12tdfs, priced sky high just to make sure the market sucks them up quickly. Then, when the development process was truly finished, launch all of those technologies in a new car that almost makes a LaFerrari dated just by listing the acronyms keeping you on the road.
Yet somehow, everybody wins.
F12 buyers found themselves a proper challenge. F12tdf customers made a solid investment. And the Superfast people? They’ll be having a blast, because Ferrari’s engineering department delivers. The speed, the sound, the excitement, the poise. Spot on.