Ferrari should really call it GTO
Ferrari has something interesting in store for those that feel the 812 Superfast isn't -uh- fast enough.
A few weeks ago, Ferrari released the first imaged of a new limited edition derivative of the 812 Superfast; their grand tourer that was first released in 2017 and features a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and can do 0-100 km/h sprints in 2.9 seconds.
Now they've released the name: it's called the Ferrari 812 Competizione, and they revealed it via a livestream and a live lap of their Fiorano test track at their home in Maranello.
The new 812 Competizione has a more race-inspired style compared to the 812 Superfast with a unique paint scheme, new aerodynamic details, and other elements. Perhaps the most striking of the details is the carbon fiber blade that straddles the hood, along with the rear windscreen.
The restyle is all about improving the aerodynamic performance of the car. Ferrari says the Competizione features a new rear vortex generator which, together with the other aero upgrades, is claimed to improve the overall downforce of the vehicle: it has 80 kilograms of extra downforce at 200 km/h compared to the 812 Superfast. The airflow has also been redesigned to improve the cooling of the brakes.
The V12 engine has been enhanced with new bits and pieces including a redesigned exhaust system for that unique sound. The Competizione has a new optimized intake system, revs all the way up to 9500 rpm (thanks to lighter titanium connecting rods and a lighter crankshaft, among others), and the gearbox has been upgraded to cope with those high revs. The 812 Competizione's V12 cranks out a total of 830 PS which is 30 more than the "regular" Superfast.
Ferrari also improved on the driving dynamics with their new e-Diff, F1-Trac, the variable suspension, and the latest version of Side Slip Control. The unique thing about the Competizione is the independent rear steering. Together with the conventional front steering, this is meant to simulate a short wheelbase performance car with greater agility.
Ferrari says the V12 can propel the 812 Competizione from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.85 seconds, to 200 km/h in 7.5 seconds, and straight on to a top speed in excess of 340 kilometers per hour. The 812 Competizione was able to lap Fiorano in 1 minute 20 seconds.
Ferrari wasn't done yet when they revealed the 812 Competizione as they had another surprise when they revealed another variant: the 812 Competizione A. The A stands for aperta, meaning this version has a removable carbon fiber roof.
The 812 Competizione will have a sticker price of EUR 500,000 (about PHP 28.8 million). The 812 Competizione A will retail for EUR 578,000 (about PHP 33.3 million). Mind you, both those prices are the Italian prices; expect market prices in other regions to be much more.
There is an issue though: Ferrari says they are only offering 999 units of the Competizione and 599 units of the Competizione A. As is typical practice in the ultra luxury sector Ferrari reached out to their valued clients worldwide and gave them the right to first refusal, and it seems no one refused.
All units of both models have already been pre-sold worldwide. There is only one unit (that we can confirm) of this new Ferrari special limited edition that is going to a customer in the Philippines.