812 Superfast Nordschleife lap: Time For Coffee?


The Ferrari 812 Superfast made quite an impression last year; sufficiently so for it to be included in our favourite cars half-dozen of 2018, in fact. The combination of a ferociously potent V12 with a chassis just about capable of containing it made for something truly thrilling. The layout might have suggested GT, but the experience was full on, unadulterated, outrageous supercar ecstasy.

So with sportauto recently publishing its own Nordschleife hot lap with an 812, it just had to be featured. As another lap recorded last summer, conditions are perfect and driving responsibility is in the ever-capable hands of Christian Gebhardt - you wouldn't want to change a thing.

Even as seven-and-a-bit-minute Nurburgring videos go - we'll leave you to find out the time below - the 812's lap is a compelling watch. Largely for the fury that engine delivers to the road - 280km/h on the way to Schwedenkreuz and 300km/h down the Dottinger-Hohe - but also for just how capable a big, pretty heavy car is on a track as demanding as the Nordschleife, using a fairly ordinary (by the standards of fast cars) P Zero Corsa. It's not the lurching, tyre smoking, oversteering mad thing you might expect, a credit to just what's been achieved with the Superfast. From what can be seen in the vid the car is running in Race mode as well; it really is clever enough to use for a 110 per cent hot lap, one within three seconds of Ferrari's official time.

Therefore this isn't so much advice as a declaration: watch this 812 Superfast video, and marvel at just what the V12 Ferrari flagship is now capable of. Or, if there's actually work to be done, just leave that soundtrack running and the headphones plugged in...

 

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  • wab172uk 08 Feb 2019

    cooldrivingbow

  • Turbobanana 08 Feb 2019

    I don't normally watch "Time for Coffee" videos because I'm at work, but as I am recovering from a broken leg I have the opportunity.

    Great vid, lovely sound.

    Interesting how hunched the driver looks behind the wheel. I realise the Go Pro wide angle exaggerates it a bit, and I like to sit quite upright / close to the wheel myself, but that just looked uncomfortable.

    Can't argue with the results though...

  • Baddie 08 Feb 2019

    Cool video, great car.

    Can someone more versed with the ‘Ring explain why the LFA went round faster years ago with more than 200 HP less and only about 100kg lighter?

  • AmosMoses 08 Feb 2019

    Baddie said:
    Cool video, great car.

    Can someone more versed with the ‘Ring explain why the LFA went round faster years ago with more than 200 HP less and only about 100kg lighter?
    Downforce would be my guess.

  • phast 08 Feb 2019

    wasted opportunity to make the video 8:12 long.

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