A Closer Look Into The 812 Competizione A
InteriorThe interior architecture reflects that of the 812 Superfast, retaining the main dash and door panel interfaces and volumes. Although, the door panel has been redesigned to reduce weight. Combined with the introduction of the H-gate shifter on the tunnel, these features lend the cockpit a sportier, more modern edge that reflects the cars racing spirit.
ExteriorThe open air design of the 812 Compitezione A is made possible by carbon fiber targa top. When the weather permits, the top can be stowed in perfectly tailored compartment to partially reveal the roll bars which become secondary visual elements to the wraparound windscreen and flying buttresses. Another of the 812 Competizione A’s many striking features is its bonnet, which has transverse groove to house carbon fiber blade sits. This provides an original way of distinguishing the air vents for the engine bay, whilst also increasing their surface area. The car’s nose shows off all of its imposing power with a wide front grill flanked by two prominent side brake intakes. The carbon fiber splitter underscores the car’s broad, squat stance, hinting at its impressive road-holding.
PowertrainThe 812 VS’s brutal power is produced by the legendary 65° V12 engine which reaches the highest output of any Ferrari road-car engine – 830 cv – and revs to 9,500 rpm,. The use of ultra-high-tech materials, the redesign of many of the engine’s key components, a new valve timing mechanism and new exhaust system are just some of the technical solutions that allow the most noble of Ferrari engines to deliver unprecedented performance levels. The powertrain is paired with new vehicle dynamics controls to ensure that the performance can be fully exploited and to guarantee maximum fun behind the wheel. Most distinctive of these solutions is the adoption of independent steering on all four wheels. This enhances the feeling of agility and precision when cornering as well as providing unparalleled responsiveness. Another noteworthy achievement is the development work undertaken to reduce the car’s overall weight, particularly the extensive use of carbon fibre. Lastly, the new model premieres version 7.0 of the renowned Side Slip Control vehicle dynamics system.