The high-mileage V12 Prancing Horse sounds delicious with a Novitec exhaust.
Not all Ferraris spend the better part of their lives locked up in a climate-controlled garage. Some are being properly used and driven extensively, much like this 812 Superfast. The front mid-engined supercar has managed to rack up 165,000+ kilometers or more than 102,500 miles. You know you've made it when putting miles on a Ferrari is not a concern. Although it appears to be in mint condition inside and out, it's certainly not a garage queen.
The naturally aspirated V12 machine belongs to the owner of an exotic car dealership in The Netherlands who used to have the 812 Superfast's predecessor, a high-mileage F12tdf, as well as a 599 GTO he also drove extensively. The 789-horsepower beast is not entirely stock as it has been fitted with a Novitec exhaust to enhance the glorious soundtrack delivered by the 6.5-liter engine. Despite the relatively high mileage (for a supercar), the 812 Superfast is still going strong as demonstrated on the Autobahn.
Driven hard on an unrestricted section of the German highway, it briefly hit 218 mph (351 km/h) while the V12 was approaching 8,000 rpm. Remarkable speed aside, the lightning-quick gear changes of the seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission are equally impressive. The noise made by the V12 as it approaches the redline reminds us it's hard to beat a naturally aspirated engine and we'll definitely miss NAs in the electric era.
Lest we forget Ferrari is also offering a convertible derivative as the 812 GTS, with both getting hardcore versions as the Competizione and Competizione A with 819 hp. The house of Maranello also made a one-off Omologata based on the Superfast along with the Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters using the same 812 bones.
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Source: AutoTopNL / Motorsport.tv