Ferrari 812 Superfast review – design

The pinnacle of front-engined Ferrari engineering, the 812 melds mind-warping performance with a chassis that draws you into the action

Design

Arguably, the 812 isn’t as classically beautiful as the old F12, Ferrari’s pursuit of aerodynamic advantages giving the car a more aggressive and technical look. In fact the whole exterior and underside of the car is a moving advertisement for the power of the wind tunnel.

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The aluminium bodywork is covered with slats, scoops, diffusers and turning vanes, while hidden away are various active moveable devices, including a trio of flaps under the rear bumper that can move through an arc of up to 14 degrees. It all adds up to a car that can generate the same levels of downforce as the TdF, but with 40 per cent less drag.

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