Ferrari have revealed pictures and specification for their new V12 grand tourer ahead of Geneva auto show. And it's looking good!
Ferrari have indeed not gone where the rest of industry is going when it comes to turbo-charging 12 cylinder engines - rumors about Ferrari's F12 replacement remaining naturally aspirated are now confirmed.
The 812 engine will produce 800 metric horsepower, and the meaning of "812" is obvious - "8" for 800 horses and "12" for the V12.
Styling changes are not overly dramatic but it is unmistakably new design with not one exterior part carried over from the F12.
Front optics are more elongated and seem more harmonious with the curvature of front wheel arches, giving more graceful and classic look.
Most obvious exterior change and easiest way for non-connoisseurs to distinguish this from F12 are the new quad taillights. Last time Ferrari used this design was with 575 Maranello, 550 Maranello and 456GT, which are direct ancestors of this car.
Just judging by numbers and pictures, I think Ferrari have done a great job, and I am not sure if the face-lift Lamborghini applied to the ageing Aventador will be enough to stay on par with the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
And I even like the name. You may think it's silly - I think it's hilarious!