2024 Ferrari Super 12
Four things to know about the 812 Superfast replacement
SUPERFAST BECOMES A SUPER-HYBRID
Codenamed F167, the next big front-engined Ferrari has been testing hidden beneath an altered Roma body. CAR understands it will be a hybrid, augmenting its engine with a 10kWh battery, 48-volt system and a power output in excess of 800bhp, to trump the 812’s 789bhp.
THE V12 LIVES – SANS TURBOS
Outgoing tech chief Michael Leiters insisted Ferrari should hang on to the V12, hybridising it to reduce CO2 rather than turbocharging it. ‘With the V12, turbocharging is not the answer: you lose everything that makes the engine special.’ The LaFerrari roadgoing hypercar successor, however, might tap into Le Mans Hypercar tech and mix hybrid with V6, paving the way for future Ferrari EVs.
IT’LL HAVE LE MANS KNOW-HOW
Ferrari returns to Le Mans as a works team in 2023 with the 499P Hypercar, dubbed ‘a manifesto of the technologies of Ferrari’ by motorsport boss Antonello Coletta. ‘This car is a laboratory and I’m sure we can take some parts, and experience, and put it on the car of the future on the street.’
There’ll be a coupe first, with a GTS to follow. Might it also feature the active suspension from the Purosangue? This car will have a lower centre of gravity but it could still benefit from the Multimatic-developed technology.
The 812’s platform is modular, with the ability to be adapted to different wheelbases, dimensions and powertrains, so it will underpin further new GT models too.
Stripped of its Roma disguise, expect something as glorious as this.
NEED TO KNOW
- What is it? Ferrari’s latest front-engined GT, and perhaps its last great romantic one
- Tech? A mega-powerful hybrid system with a high-revving, large-capacity V12
- Aimed at? Ultra-wealthy discerning clientele who like a linear torque curve and graceful looks
- When can I have one? Deliveries second half of the year; a longer wait for the convertible