The car's most striking feature is the latest evolution of Maranello’s legendary 65° V12 engine, which reaches the highest output of any Ferrari road-car engine – 830 cv – and revs to 9,500 rpm, again the highest of any Ferrari ICE. The use of high-tech materials, the redesign of many of the engine’s key components, a new valve timing mechanism and a new exhaust system are just some of the technical solutions that allow the most noble of Ferrari engines to deliver unprecedented performance levels.
In-depth cutting-edge aerodynamic research has produced solutions that are extreme in form, featuring profiles that are unprecedented for a road-legal car. From the new air ducts to a distinctly unconventional tail and exhaust configuration and even the patented design of the rear screen and front bumper, every modification is a faithful expression of Ferrari’s core belief that form must always follow function.
The brutal power unleashed by the powertrain is paired with new vehicle dynamics controls to ensure that the performance can be fully exploited and to guarantee maximum fun behind the wheel. Most distinctive of these solutions is the adoption of independent steering on all four wheels. This enhances the feeling of agility and precision when cornering as well as providing unparalleled responsiveness. Another noteworthy achievement is the development work undertaken to reduce the car's overall weight, particularly the extensive use of carbon fiber. Lastly, the new model premieres version 7.0 of the renowned Side Slip Control vehicle dynamics system.
This new limited edition V12 has a strong personality all of its own: the styling themes chosen enhance its architectural design, dynamism and sporty vocation to new extremes. The carbon-fibre blade that traverses the bonnet changes the overall perception of the car’s volumes: the bonnet seems shorter, emphasising the width of the car, thus making it appear more compact and competition-like despite it sharing the 812 Superfast’s silhouette, proportions and formal balance.
The rear screen is now a single-piece aluminium structure. The vortex generators it sports improve the car's aerodynamic efficiency, but this design solution simultaneously creates a backbone effect that underscores the car’s sculptural forms. Even the rear spoiler now looks more imposing: it is higher than on the 812 Superfast but the tail looks very wide, highlighting the car’s fastback look.
The interior architecture very much reflects that of the 812 Superfast, retaining the main dash and door panel interfaces and volumes, including the signature diapason motif. The new door panel has been redesigned to reduce weight and, combined with the introduction of the H-gate theme on the tunnel, lends the cockpit a sportier, more modern edge that reflects the car’s racing spirit.