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Ferrari Engineering: Deciphering the 6.5-Liter V12

Ferrari stands as the pinnacle of automotive engineering across the globe - boasting dynamic handling from advanced drivetrain innovations alongside an array of iconic engines tuned to perfection, Ferrari models continually entice automotive enthusiasts with an alluring exhaust note and adrenaline-inducing engine specifications. Boasting the latest in Ferrari engineering, the 812 Superfast comes equipped with a modern engineering masterpiece: a 6.5-liter V12 engine.

Exemplary Specifications

Offering drivers record power output, the massive 6.5-liter V12 engine exerts a mammoth 788 horsepower and 530 pound-feet. Striving to exceed its predecessor's specific power output, the 812 Superfast's 6.5-liter engine surges past the 6.2-liter V12 fitted within the F12berlinetta - Ferrari's previous performance flagship. Producing 123 cheval vapeur per liter, the 812 Superfast produces an unprecedented specific power output within the front-engine production car segment. Achieving these record-setting specifications without a supercharger or turbocharger, Ferrari's naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 stands as a testament to impeccable automotive engineering.

Proven Engineering: Greater Displacement, Greater Power

While numerous manufacturers move toward the usage of turbochargers and superchargers to achieve higher specifications, Ferrari engineers stand behind the proven, irreplaceable benefits of greater displacement. The usage of turbochargers results in a more dramatic power curve, and inherently cause some degree of turbo lag. Superchargers, conversely, often absorb a significant quantity of crankshaft power and significantly decreases efficiency in comparison to a turbocharger. While "twincharging" mitigates this issue, the increased complexity and curb weight ultimately decreases agility. Rather than relying on other tactics to improve performance, Ferrari's engineers simply employ precision engineering to maximize displacement while retaining a lean curb weight and balanced performance.

A Testament To Ferrari Engineering: The 812 Superfast's V12 Engine

To learn more about the advanced engineering and impressive performance capabilities of the Ferrari 812 Superfast and its impressive powertrain, stop by Ferrari of San Francisco. Committed to assisting aspiring Ferrari owners throughout their next purchase, our team of exemplary sales professional strive to ensure any prospective Ferrari driver receives the information and assistance they require. Stop by our dealership to browse our selection of new and pre-owned Ferrari models, or give us a call to schedule a consultation prior to your test drive today!