The 599 GTO is one of our favorite front-engined V12 Ferraris. It was succeeded by the exclusive F12 TDF and now there’s a new track-focused V12 Ferrari on the block. Please put your hands together for the Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A.
As the name suggests, the 812 Competizione is based on Ferrari’s flagship grand tourer, aptly named as ‘Superfast’. But, this one looks even more aggressive. It has a completely reworked front end with a blade on the bonnet that directs air over the vehicle. The air is then channeled over the vortex generators that replace the rear screen. Besides this, there numerous ducts and vanes on the Competizione that are designed specifically to generate downforce.
The 812 Competizione A (where ‘A’ stands for Aperta) is a more exclusive version of the car. It features a removable carbon top and gets a unique rear decklid replete with a wing. Not to mention, lightweight materials like carbon fibre have been used sparingly to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle.
It’s not just the exterior, but the engineers at Maranello have also worked their magic under the skin. A lot of work has gone into improving the driving dynamics of the car. It even features an independent four-wheel steering system and a completely redesigned exhaust system.
Coming to the engine – the 812 Competizione and Aperta are powered by a 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces 830 hp @ 9250 rpm and 510 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm. While the engine is similar to the one that powers the Superfast, it now revs to 9500 rpm. As a result, the car rockets to 60 mph in just 2.85 seconds, while its top speed is 211 mph. Also, Ferrari claims that the Competizione laps the Fiorano test track in 1 min 20 seconds.