The Ferrari with no name: Italian brand unveils a new 200mph special edition V12 supercar but won’t confirm what it’s called (or how much it costs) until next month
- Limited edition model is based on the 812 Superfast V12 but its official name won’t be confirmed until 5 May
- Full details of its performance – and more importantly the price – will also be held back until next month
Ferrari has released the first official photographs of its powerful new high-revving 200mph special edition 812 Superfast V12 – but for now it’s the car with no name.
Powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine it unleashes 830 horsepower and promises ‘a sensation of endless power and performance’, says Ferrari, adding: ‘It is the ultimate expression of Ferrari DNA: exclusivity, a racing soul and the pinnacle of automotive innovation.’
In performance terms it is set to eclipse the standard £263,000 800 horse-power 812 Superfast which is currently the fastest and most powerful Ferrari road-legal car, capable of accelerating from rest to 62mph in 2.9 seconds.
But despite promising reduced weight and ‘pure yet brutal power’, the Italian supercar firm said the new model’s name and further technical information will be revealed on May 5 during a live-streamed event on Ferrari’s social media channels.
The Ferrari with no name: This is the Italian marque’s latest special edition model that’s official name is being kept under wraps for another fortnight
Ferrari said: ‘The new model is the ultimate expression of Ferrari’s concept of an extreme front-engined berlinetta, honing the characteristics of the critically-acclaimed 812 Superfast to a level never seen before’.
It added: ‘Aimed at Ferrari’s most passionate collectors and connoisseurs, it features numerous uncompromising engineering solutions to guarantee peerless driving pleasure.’
It says the car’s most striking feature lies at its very heart – in the V12 engine, which reaches the highest output of any Ferrari road-car engine – 830 horse-power– and revs to 9,500 rpm which is the highest of any , Ferrari internal combustion engine.
A new valve timing mechanism and a new exhaust system allow it to deliver performance levels ‘that are unprecedented in the V12 segment’.
Class-leading vehicle dynamics aim to guarantee ‘maximum fun behind the wheel’. This includes independent steering on all four wheels.
Ferrari says: ‘This extends the feeling of agility and precision when cornering as well as providing unparalleled responsiveness to steering inputs.’
Details about the new 200mph V12 supercar’s performance – and price – will be revealed, along with the name, on 5 May, says the Italian brand
Powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 engine it unleashes 830 horsepower and promises ‘a sensation of endless power and performance’, says Ferrari
It will also be lighter than the standard 812 Superfast thanks to extensive use of carbon fibre, both on the exterior and in the cockpit.
It also premieres the latest version of Ferrari’s ‘Side Slip Control’ vehicle dynamics system.
The car firm said in-depth aerodynamic research with the Ferrari styling centre has altered the car’s physical lines to give extreme profiles that are ‘unprecedented for a road-legal car.’
It explained: ‘The aerodynamic redesign of the whole car was aimed at maximising downforce levels: from the new front air intakes, rear diffuser and exhaust configuration to the patented design of the rear screen – which now hosts vortex generators. Every modification is a faithful expression of Ferrari’s core belief that form must always follow function.’
In performance terms it is set to eclipse the standard £263,000 800 horse-power 812 Superfast which is currently the fastest and most powerful Ferrari road-legal car, capable of accelerating from rest to 62mph in 2.9 seconds
The car firm said in-depth aerodynamic research with the Ferrari styling centre has altered the car’s physical lines to give extreme profiles that are ‘unprecedented for a road-legal car’
Ferrari said: ‘This new special series has a strong personality all of its own that differentiates it significantly from the 812 Superfast on which it is based.
‘This was achieved by choosing styling themes that further enhance the architectural design and dynamism of the 812 Superfast, pushing its sporty vocation to new extremes.’
For example, the glass rear screen has been replaced with a single-piece aluminium structure.
Vortex generators which improve the car’s aerodynamic efficiency are fully integrated with the roof to create a ‘backbone effect’ that underscores the car’s sculptural form.
A carbon-fibre blade traverses the bonnet.
It will also be lighter than the standard 812 Superfast thanks to extensive use of carbon fibre, both on the exterior and in this beautifully crafted cockpit
Ferrari said: It changes the overall perception of the car’s volumes. The bonnet seems shorter, emphasising the width of the car, and the tail now has a more powerful, fastback look.
‘This makes it appear more compact and competition-like despite it sharing the 812 Superfast’s silhouette, proportions and formal balance. ‘Even the rear spoiler now looks more imposing: it is higher but the specific design treatment used also makes the tail look very wide, almost horizontal.’
Although the interior still reflects the 812 Superfast – retaining the main dashboard and door panels – there are changes, says Ferrari: ‘Along with other elements of the interior, the door panel has been redesigned to reduce weight and, combined with the introduction of the H-gate theme on the tunnel, this lends the cockpit a sportier, more modern edge that reflects the car’s racing spirit.’