Ferrari 812 Competizione & 812 Competizione A Hyper GTs Revealed
They come powered by a 6.5-litre V12 making 830 PS and 692 Nm of torque.
Ferrari has revealed the 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A limited-edition V12 special series models based on the 812 Superfast.
Unveiled at the GT Sporting Activities Department located next to the Fiorano circuit, the coupe and targa hyper GTs are dedicated to a very exclusive group of collectors and enthusiasts, says Ferrari.
Being derived from the 812 Superfast, the Ferrari 812 Competizione did not have to work hard to look stunning. But, Ferrari’s designers have added more sportiness to the 812 Competizione’s design.
The car’s bonnet with the signature stripe has a transverse groove in which the carbon fibre blade sits. Modified front-end aerodynamics has allowed the designers to endow the car with a more aggressive face by using a wide grille flanked by the brake intakes. Of course, there is a carbon fibre splitter as well.
At the back, Ferarri has chosen to replace the windscreen with an aluminium panel, while the boot lid spoiler is bigger than before. Two air vents, aero slots aft of the rear wheels and a large diffuser complete the rear styling.
Overall, the 812 Competizione is 38 kg lighter than the 812 Superfast thanks to liberal use of carbon fibre (even the wheels can be had in the material) and a 12 V lithium ion battery.
The 812 Competizione A comes with certain differences since it is a targa model. The car has a flying buttress concept at the rear and there are roll bars that help further differentiate the open-top model from the coupe.
Obviously, both cars have tweaked aerodynamics to channel hot air away from the engine and brakes, and to also improve downforce.
Inside, the cabin of the Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A cannot be differentiated from that of the 812 Superfast. But, Ferrari claims to have lightened the door panels and it has also slightly revised the centre console to mimic its manual gear-gate theme.
Powering both the 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A is a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 that screams to a bonkers 9500 RPM redline. It puts out 830 PS at 9250 RPM and 692 Nm at 7000 RPM.
It comes paired with a 7-speed DCT that has faster shift times. Such power figures are enough to make the models weighing 1487 kg (dry) do the 0-100 km/hr run in 2.85 seconds and hit a top speed of 340 km/hr.
Ferrari claims to have significantly re-engineered the engine which has resulted in reduced internal friction and some weight savings. The oil pump and fuel injection system have been worked upon, while the intake system has been redesigned as well.
To improve vehicle dynamics, the cars use independent 4-wheel steering (a first), version 7.0 of Side Slip Control (SSC) system, and new Michelin Cup2R tyres.
Prices of both the Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A have yet to be released, but they will cost significantly more that the 812 Superfast and 812 GTS.