Ferrari 812 Competizione vs. Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Competizione vs Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Competizione

Ferrari 812 Superfast
Naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine

Engine

Naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine
Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic

Transmission

Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
819 hp @ 9,500 rpm

Horsepower

800 hp @ 8,500 rpm
510 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm

Torque

529 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm
211 mph

Top Speed

211 mph
2.8 seconds

0 - 60 MPH Time

2.8 seconds

Demonstrating a continued commitment to advancing the idea of what a supercar can do, Ferrari has released the 812 Competizione, an impressive refinement of the widely heralded 812 Superfast. Comparing the Ferrari 812 Competizione vs. Superfast reveals that both cars are world-class performers that match each other in top speed and 0-60-mph time, but the Competizione offers more horsepower, higher revs, and a variety of aerodynamic enhancements. In other words, the Competizione pushes the vehicle’s architecture that little bit further.


Engines

Top Gear calls the 812 Competizione “a sort of alternate-reality Superfast where everything has been turned up to 11,” and the engine specs speak to that. While it’s true that both models come equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine that channels its power through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the Competizione offers more horsepower at a higher rev limit than the Superfast: 819 hp @ 9,500 rpm vs. 800 hp @ 8,500 rpm. While it’s true that the 812 Superfast offers slightly more torque than the 812 Competizione (529 lb-ft vs 510 lb-ft), the Competizione more than makes up for it with some impressive modifications to its design, including a coating of diamond-like carbon to the engine’s camshafts.

Ferrari 812 Competizione engine

Design and Aerodynamic Enhancements

As any fan of the Prancing Horse knows, a car’s performance is about much more than the engine, and the Ferrari 812 Competizione has several enhancements over the 812 Superfast, including:

  • Enhanced Side Slip Control System: The 812 Competizione features the latest, seventh-generation iteration of Ferrari’s beloved SSC system. This traction and stability control system provides vastly improved handling responsiveness by optimizing torque distribution on the fly.
  • Decreased Weight: Ferrari has trimmed the fat off of the 812 Superfast — not that there was much to trim. All together, the Competizione is over 300 pounds lighter than the Superfast.
  • Improved Exhaust System: A new particulate filter and square-shaped tips increase the efficiency of the Competizione’s exhaust system.
  • More Downforce: The 812 Competizione’s aerodynamic enhancements — including vortex generators and an aluminum rear windshield replacement — help it produce 176 pounds of additional downforce compared to the 812 Superfast.
Ferrari 812 Competizione from the rear

 

Production and Availability

This is the rub: there are simply fewer Competizione models out there than Superfast models. While the 812 Superfast continues to be produced as of July 2021, the Competizione is a truly limited model: only 1,598 Competizione models will be produced, with 999 being the standard 812 Competizione and 599 of the convertible Competizione Aperta.

Ferrari 812 Superfast on the track

Find Your 812 With Continental AutoSports Ferrari

Considering the 812 Superfast vs. 812 Competizione makes one thing clear: while both are world-class supercars, the definitive version of the 812 is the Competizione. If you’re interested in an 812 or another Prancing Horse, contact Continental AutoSports Ferrari — while we’re based in the Chicago area, we’ve helped drivers across the United States buy their own Ferrari, and we’re eager to help you, too!

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