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There’s no shortage of fast and potent Ferrari models out there. However, one of them has to be the fastest of the fast. Of course, we’ve already covered why front-engine Ferrari models like the Ferrari 812 are the most true-to-form Ferraris. Would you believe, though, that it’s the fastest of the prancing horse lineup? On a technicality, it is.

How fast can a Ferrari 812 go?

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is nothing short of true to its name. With a 789 horsepower naturally-aspirated V12 under the hood, this monster of a car sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. Flat out, it’ll carry on to a top speed of 211 miles per hour.

Above all else, though, the Ferrari website does indeed state that the Ferrari 812 Superfast is the fastest and most powerful road-going Ferrari model ever made. There is, however, a catch. That excludes mid-engine V12 special edition models. So, taking away the Ferrari Enzo, LaFerrari, and SF90 puts the Superfast at the top.

Furthermore, it seems this particular webpage may have pre-dated the release of the 296 GTB and GTS. With their plug-in hybrid V6 drivetrain, they have a whopping 819 horsepower. That being said, the 296 still falls to the 812 Superfast with a top speed of 206 miles per hour.

Whether or not it still holds the title of fastest or most powerful, the Ferrari 812 Superfast is one of the greatest Ferrari models ever made. The front-engine, rear-wheel drive V12 Ferrari heritage is upheld beautifully. Unfortunately, though, the 812 is being discontinued.

Is the 812 the last V12 Ferrari?

Bright red Ferrari 812 Superfast driving through the apex of a corner on a racetrack
Ferrari 812 Superfast | Ferrari

Ferrari stopped taking orders on the 812 Superfast and 812 GTS earlier this year. While there was a lot of speculation that the 812 would be the last Ferrari V12 engine. However, Motor1 reports that a Ferrari Roma mule was recently spied sporting camouflage and a roaring V12 engine. The Roma body is likely a coverup for the next iteration of iconic front-engine V12 Ferrari models. So, if you, like me, are a fan of these fantastic coupes, breathe easy. It seems there’s at least one more coming.

Though the future likely holds Ferrari abandoning the V12 eventually, we’re hanging on for dear life. There’s just something magical about the ferocious scream of a Ferrari V12 engine. We’re crossing our fingers over here. Simply hoping that hybrid V12 models are on the horizon rather than the full-blown abandonment of the legendary V12.


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