Ferrari 812 Superfast Makes Spectacular Debut In Australia

(Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images) /

Australia has got a taste of what the Ferrari 812 Superfast is like and the Land Down Under is certainly going to fall in love with the Italian stallion. Sorry for being late with that news.

Call it a heavily-revised Ferrari F12berlinetta (or the F12 Berlinetta) if you feel like. But that’s only going to make the Ferrari 812 Superfast even more hot in the eyes of supercar enthusiasts. And the latest stallion from the stables of Maranello has traveled across the ocean to arrive in Australia.

Ferrari chose The Meat Market in Melbourne as the venue to take the wraps off the 812 Superfast for its Australasian premiere. The supercar turned up on the floor in a shade of Grigio Caldo Opaco or that’s what Ferrari’s marketing guys wish to refer to metallic grey color.

Hailed as the most powerful production Ferrari, the 812 Superfast comes with a massive naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that belts out 789 hp of power and 530 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox directs power to the rear wheels. It can blaze past 62 mph from a standstill in a mere 2.9 seconds. With a top speed of 221 mph, the supercar lives up its “Superfast” name and is worthy enough to lift the Mjolnir as the fastest road-going Ferrari.

Ferrari 812 Superfast
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This is a late piece of news as the Ferrari 812 Superfast made its Australian debut towards the end of June 2017. We needed an excuse to have a post about it now.

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Pricing makes the 812 Superfast dearer to its Australian buyers than the customers in the US. The Aussies will have to shell out the equivalent of $480,000 (that’s USD), while the Americans have to part with close to $315,000 to drive off in one of these. The Australian Dollar price is $610,000, in case you are reading this post in Australia. But hey, that’s cheaper than the F12, which used to cost $690,000 in the country.

What we like a lot about the Ferrari 812 Superfast, other than its achingly-beautiful lines and unbelievable engine specifications, is its Virtual Short Wheelbase system. Make no mistake, this is a huge supercar with a wheelbase long enough accommodate a budget hatchback. So a little help in the steering department is always nice. That’s why Ferrari has implemented an electric front steering assistance and mechanical rear-wheel steering system which aids in keeping the car on its reins at high speeds.

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Oh, don’t bother rushing for the checkbooks. The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been sold out in the Australian market and there won’t be any new allotments for the next few years. Too slow! Deliveries will commence in December.

Source: Sunshine Coast Daily