Ferrari has taken the covers off their new 812 Competizione coupe and Competizione A targa.
These models are limited-edition variants based on the 812 Superfast, aimed at “collectors and enthusiasts”.
Only 999 units of the coupe will be produced, while the Targa-top is even more exclusive – at 599 units.
“The 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A sport the most exhilarating V12 on the automotive scene,” states Ferrari.
The 6.5-litre, V12, naturally-aspirated engine is mounted at 65 degrees, and generates 610kW and 692Nm.
This motor revs to 9,500rpm – with peak power reached at 9,250rpm.
A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission gets the job of handling the output, with drive sent to the rear wheels only.
The monstrous Ferrari sprints from 0-100km/h in 2.85 seconds and 0-200km/h in 7.5 seconds.
It also completed the Fiorano lap in 1 minute and 20 seconds, and reaches a top speed of over 340km/h.
The 812 Competizione is also quite a large car, measuring in at 4,696mm long and 1,971mm wide – but the stiff and sporty suspension keeps it only 1,276mm high.
“Particular attention was also paid to making the car as light as possible, which resulted in 38kg being slashed off its overall weight compared to the 812 Superfast,” said Ferrari.
This means that the hardcore Competizione has a dry weight of only 1,487kg.
Further technological achievements include rear-wheel steering, “vortex generators” on the exterior that boost aerodynamic efficiency, a higher rear spoiler, and an extensive use of carbon fibre for the front and rear bumpers, rear spoiler, and air intakes.
For the first time on a Ferrari, the 812 Competizione also offers all-carbon-fibre rims.
The interior closely matches that of the 812, “retaining the same general parameters and main dash and door panel interfaces”.
The Targa-top version then features two buttresses behind the seats, as well as an integrated flap to keep wind noise to a minimum.
The vehicle is still under homologation, and there has been no confirmation on whether one of them will be coming to South Africa.
Every model is sold with a 7-year maintenance programme, which “covers all regular maintenance for the first seven years of the car’s life,” concludes Ferrari.