Previously, we covered the news on Ferrari’s new Limited Edition Series based on the 812 Superfast. Today, the limited edition series is unveiled to the world as none other than the 812 Competizione.
A re-developed V12
The Prancing Horse gave a big shout out with a presentation of the 812 Competition Targa-top version. There are two versions of the 812 Competition, a Coupe and the A variant, both sporting a massive V12. Major engine upgrades for the 812 Competition include redesigned cylinder heads, cams with DLC coating and reworked intake system. The intake system (consisting manifold and plenum) is smaller and able to deliver more power at high revs and an optimized torque curve. In addition, the hypercar has a new variable-displacement oil pump that continuously adjusts oil pressure across the engine’s entire operating range.
The 812 Competition’s ignition system now consists a single and a multi-spark function to the
benefit of smooth, flexible torque delivery.
The exhaust system has a GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filter) with new tailpipes. This exhaust system gives the car good acoustics, performance and aesthetics. The car sports a new engine oil tank, redesigned to cope with the extra flow and the car’s greater lateral and longitudinal acceleration.
Both the 812 Competition and 812 Competition A are equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which guarantees fast gear-shifting for maximum response.
Overall, the heart of the new car is lighter than its predecessor with obvious intentions of reducing kerb weight.
How a reworked exterior evolves aerodynamics
The 812 Competition has vents on either side of the bonnet’s blade. The purpose is quite obvious.
We then shift to the car’s front underbody, which is incidentally more compact than the 812 Sf. The purpose here is to ensure a higher level of downforce at the front and a more
energized flow striking the rear of the car.
Further important newly developed elements to the 812 Competition are the silencers, a new single exhaust in vertical rectangular form, a new rear diffuser, redesigned rear wings and a wider spoiler. Ferrari claims that the reworked rear-end offers 10 percent aerodynamics improvement compared to the 812 Sf.
The 812 Competition edge
The 812 Competition differentiate from the 812 Sf most obviously with an all-aluminium rear screen. Together with the carbon-fiber blade that traverses the bonnet, this motif changes the overall perception of the car’s volume: the car seems more compact than the 812 Sf, with a fastback look. From the rear, the spoiler is more imposing than the one on the Sf and the rearlights are slimmer to go with a more sculptural bumper.
The inside of the 812 Competition remains similar to the Sf version. The folks at Ferrari omitted somethings here and there, but added weight-saving elements like a modern looking gear-gate theme on the center console to bring down overall weight of the car. The cockpit is overall made up of carbon-fiber trimmings to reduce weight.
The 812 Competition features some ground-breaking components:
- Independent four-wheel steering
- Side Slip Control (SSC) 7.0 with E-Diff 3.0
- Dedicated new Michelin Cup2R tyres
- Independent rear-wheel steering with new electronic management system
- Virtual Short Wheelbase 3.0
- All-carbon-fiber rims (first time on a Ferrari V12)
- New braking system
With the Competition A version, the car is lowered for obvious reasons, fitted with roll bars. Finally, a carbon fiber top side is utilized to further reduce weight.
Engine: V12 – 65°
Displacement: 6496 cc
Bore and stroke: 94 mm x 78 mm
Max. power output: 610 kW (830 cv) at 9,250 rpm
Max. torque: 692 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Length 4,696 mm
Width 1,971 mm
Height 1,276 mm
Wheelbase 2,720 mm
Front track 1,672 mm
Rear track 1,645 mm
Dry weight 1,487 kg
Dry weight/power 1.79 kg/cv
Weight distribution 49% front/51% rear
Fuel tank capacity 92 l
Wheels 275/35 ZR20; 10” J x 20” (front)/315/35 ZR20; 11.5” J x 20”
Brakes 398 mm x 223 x 38 mm (front)/360 mm x 233 x 32 mm
Transmission 7-speed F1 DCT
Electronics PCV 3.0 Virtual Short Wheelbase
4-wheel independent steering
Max. speed > 340 km/h
0-100 km/h 2.85 sec
0-200 km/h 7.5 sec
Fiorano lap time 1:20