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Ferrari details 812 Superfast, including variable intake (video)

The 812 Superfast is set to be the last pure Ferrari in terms of natural aspiration and no hybrid assistance, which means all V8s from here on out will be turbocharged and all V12s will be hybrids either via KERS or batteries.

Replacing the F12, the new V12 in the Superfast is enlarged from 6.3-litres to 6.5, with power and torque outputs growing from 574kW and 705Nm in the tdf version to 588kW (800hp) and 718Nm in the Superfast.

Ferrari has just released a video showcase outlining the engine and in particular its continuously variable-length intake manifold.

Another portion of the video highlights the new aerodynamic work and the path air takes to increase frontal downforce and brake cooling. Underbody flaps on the flat floor reduce drag and increase downforce in accordance with demands. Radiator air is even channelled over the body’s sculpted lines. There’s also an active diffuser at the back.

Some of the driving dynamics are also highlighted in the video, outlining the merits of the car’s front-midship layout, new electric power steering system and switchable electronic manettino are espoused.

Put it all together and you have a devastatingly quick supercar that hits 100km/h in 2.9 seconds from a standstill, on its way to a top speed of over 340km/h. See below for the complete video.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.