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Ferrari’s Geneva show stand is getting a big boost with the unveiling of the 812 Superfast, a car replacing both the F12berlinetta coupe and TDF.

According to Ferrari, the 812 is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever and celebrates 70 years since the marque’s first V12.

The new mid-front-mounted 6.5-liter develops 788 hp and 530 lb-ft, 80 percent of which is available at 3,500 rpm. What’s that mean? It means the Superfast is, you guessed it, super-fast: 62 mph arrives in just 2.9 seconds, according to Ferrari, which adds the top speed is “over 211 mph.”

Mamma mia!

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Ferrari says the 812 is also the first car in its history to sport electronic power steering; it has the company’s patented Side Slip Control (its stability system), while the Virtual Short Wheelbase 2.0 system uses microchips to tame the rear-drive power and improve response time.

The interior evolves from the F12’s with new sport buckets and upgraded steering-wheel controls.

There’s even a new color: Rosso Settanta.

We can’t wait to see it in person. The Geneva auto show runs March 9-19.

Wes Raynal

Wes Raynal – Wes Raynal joined Crain Communications’ circulation department while still in college. When he graduated in 1986, he became a reporter for Autoweek sister publication Automotive News. He has worked as Autoweek’s associate editor, news editor, motorsports editor and executive editor before being named editor in 2009. Read more »
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