On 21 April, the world got its first glimpse of Ferrari’s latest sports car through 6 images released by the marque. This was done in the build-up to the world premiere of its latest model. According to Ferrari, the car is based on the iconic 812 Superfast, but redesigned to take performance to new heights. Combining a revised architectural design with the latest iteration of its acclaimed V12 engine, this model is reportedly the epitome of Ferrari’s 70-plus years of experience building cars for the world’s racing circuits, fusing performance, form, and function.
At the heart of this as-yet unnamed car, as with any Ferrari, is a powerful engine which ignites something primal in both man and machine. To breathe life into this new car, Ferrari used the already mighty 65° V12 engine as its starting point and got to work updating its design. Its engineers succeeded in pushing the already impressive output of the V12 to a beastly 830CV, the highest of “any Ferrari road-car engine”. This power was achieved through redesigns of several of the engine’s key components such as the valve timing mechanism and exhaust system, as well as the use of cutting-edge materials.
To fully tame and bring the power of the V12 engine to bear, Ferrari included a slew of industry-leading vehicle dynamic controls. Foremost among them is independent steering on all four wheels, giving the car a level of responsiveness and precision that can’t be matched, especially when going around corners. Control is further enhanced via the latest version of Ferrari’s Side Slip Control. The marque’s engineers also succeeded in reducing the car’s weight compared to the original 812 Superfast through the extensive use of carbon fibre. The car’s profile has also been significantly altered to improve its aerodynamic performance by maximising downforce. Many of the redesigns have never been seen before in a road-legal car and give this car an exceptionally strong identity. This identity is further reinforced through style choices which enhance its sporty aesthetics such as a carbon fibre blade running across the bonnet, and an aluminium structure in place of a glass rear screen.
Much of the 812 Superfast’s interior design was retained but redesigned to reduce weight.
This unnamed stallion retains the 812 Superfast’s basic form but possesses a character that is undeniably unique. It is set to be revealed in full on 5 May 2021, 14:30 CEST during a live-streamed event on Ferrari’s social media channels. During this event, the model’s name and more technical specifications will be unveiled. Until then, these images are all that we have to admire.