New Delhi: Ferrari, the Italian performance car manufacturer, has officially unveiled the 812 Superfast in India. At a price tag of Rs 5.2 crore (ex-showroom), the V12 powered GT replaces the popular F12 Berlinetta in the country.
Designers have brought back the long sweeping bonnet and short boot within the rear-set cabin of this read beauty, while rendering aggressive details, sharp headlamps, and quad tailpipes that compliment the overall design.
On the performance side, the Ferrari 812 packs 789bhp of power and 718Nm of peak torque and a top speed of 340kmph.
The Ferrari 812 gets a more advanced electronic package as compared to the F12 Berlinetta that includes most of the latest technologies used in the respective segment along with a rear wheel steering and 'Side Slip Control' for better confidence into the corners. Besides Ferrari Red, buyers have two other color options - Blue and Silver.
With the Ferrari logo on the Steering:
The brembo brakes, makes braking look like a piece of cake. At that brisk a speed and acceleration, Brembo's technology helps make a grinding halt- a one from 100kmph in just 32 metres.
While electronic nannies such as ‘Side Slip Control’ and rear wheel steering lets the driver handle all that firepower on tap quite easily, the 812 Superfast’s large air vents upfront along with the side vents and rear inlets help improve aerodynamics and downforce.
The Ferrari brand is owned by sports-persons, celebrities, and businessmen. Sachin Tendulkar was gifted a Ferraru 360. In fact, Michael Schumacher came to India to gift Sachin the keys. A Jayesh Desai of Surat owns Sachin's red beauty.
Among celebrities, Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan and Naga Chaitanya, South Actor' Nagarjuna's son are proud owners of Ferrari. Bhushan Kumar, the owner of T-series also owns one.
Gautam Singhania and Ratan Tata are the two prominent businessman on the business track to own a Ferrari.
Its not only the who's who of India, but, this red machine is the preferred machine for India's finest absconders and lawbreakers too. Lalit Modi, the former Chairman of the Indian premiere League, and Vijay Mallya, the liquor baron owned Ferraris.
Here, take a look at the Ferrari, from the Geneva Motor Show 2017.
There is confusion as to how many units would be made available. A handful news reports suggested full bookings, but sources from Ferrari said they havent yet started sales. Only 50 demo units have been sent to India, is what a few sources claim.