After initial enthusiasm, Ferrari has unveiled an improved version of the 812 Superfast in every detail. The 812 Competizione works better than the base model.
For starters, Ferrari has almost completely rebuilt its award-winning 6.5 V12 engine. Titanium connecting rods were installed, piston pins and valve lift arms were coated with diamond hardness, and the crankshaft was balanced and light. They infinitely shortened and regulated the intake manifold, modified the combustion chamber, reduced internal friction – using a load-dependent oil pump and a low-viscosity oil for the latter.
Valve lift has been increased, injection control is improved, and ignition is more accurately monitored and controlled. The result is an ultra-fast engine that regulates at 9,500 rpm while continuing to tow more aggressively. Maximum power increased from 800 to 830 hp, with a maximum torque of 692 Nm at 7,000 rpm.
Unable to avoid installing a gasoline soot particulate filter, engineers installed a new end tube, leaving the required exhaust sound. Emission reduction is also achieved through the starter and partial load actuated engine control systems, which can reduce emissions while preserving sound. This economical function can be switched off.
The transmission has a seven-speed dual clutch, with 5% shorter shift times, but unchanged gears – thanks to the higher top speed, the transmission shifts sporty.
The cooling system was sized to suit high loads. For the first time in Ferrari history, a single front air intake was used through which as much air as possible would flow into the cooling system: this, combined with a redesigned cooling circuit, resulted in a 10% better cooling efficiency.
The revised engine increased oil flow by up to 30% and improved the longitudinal and lateral acceleration of the car, so the lubrication system was also redesigned. The new system is made one kilogram lighter, so despite the added performance, the 812 Competizione requires the smallest oil load in the V12 model family, which reduces empty weight.
The aerodynamics of the 812 Competizione (Coupe) and 812 Competizione A (targa) had to be upgraded while taking into account the additional heat dissipation needs of the engine. This is served by the aforementioned single front air inlet and outlet grilles located on the hood and wheel cylinders. The first has been achieved as a single, wide gap, and carbon fiber hardener is also an important component of the style.
When designing the vents, care was also taken to avoid opening the passenger compartment in Competition A when hot air was removed. Since these solutions are effective at reducing heat, they have reduced the number of air holes on the bottom plate and improved aerodynamics. The cooling circuit of the 812 Competizione is 10 percent more efficient than the base model of the 812 Superfast.
The brakes also require additional cooling; Engineers have completely redesigned the air intake system, which first appeared on board the SF90 Stradale. The brake operating temperature is 30 ° C lower than that of the 812 Superfast, resulting in even performance and brake pedal feel even on the racetrack, as well as a 1.8kg reduction in system weight.
With the redesigned brake cooling system, designers had more space to design the elements that generate clamping force, so various aerodynamic solutions brought major improvements in this area. The 812 Superfast’s front diffuser has not changed, which opens to 250 km / h and allows you to reach top speed by reducing the holding force.
The rear design of the 812 Competizione differs strikingly: the exhaust position is different, the diffuser design, the position and size of the spoiler differ, the rear glass is operated by a vortex generating plate, and the bumper is different. The double circular tube is replaced with one gas outlet with an angle to each side, so that the surface area of the distributor can be increased, and the exhaust gases can be discharged in such a way that the suction effect, that is, the clamping force, can be increased. As an additional aerodynamic precision, three horizontal grooves in the corners of the rear bumper direct the air upwards.
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The installed aerodynamic panel is not available in place of the 812 Competizione A’s windshield, so a connecting element has been used between the B-pillars: it directs air into the wider and higher rear spoiler in the same way as the coupe’s rear windshield and reduces open-body air resistance. Additional details prevented the open roof rattling.
The driving dynamics of the 812 Competizione are enhanced through a long line of innovative solutions, from the first-wheel drive system to the latest generation SSC to specially developed Michelin Cup2R tires.
The special feature of the 4 wheel steering is that the two rear wheels do not rotate together, but separately, so the operators respond faster. By steering the rear wheels, optimum traction and precise steering are achieved in all situations. The SSC, which regulates the lateral crawl, has been tuned to the geometry of the new chassis, bringing it into its seventh generation.
The 812 Competizione is 38 lbs lighter overall than the 812 Superfast: This was accomplished by modifying the powertrain (see titanium connecting rods, etc.), chassis and chassis. The bumpers, rear spoiler and air intakes are all made from carbon fiber composite, just like not rescued from carbon in the passenger compartment. The amount of soundproofing material is also reduced, the wheels are lightweight, and the parts are forged. For the first time, optional carbon wheels are available for the Ferrari V12 engine, providing a total of 3.7 pounds.
The cabin is the first point where there are no significant changes compared to the 812 Superfast. The door panel has been redesigned to make it lighter and more airy, and the H-diagram has been brought back into the transmission front, which of course is just a game, but it looks good.
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The design of the Competizione A is noteworthy: the rear roof pillars are shorter than the coupe, making the car more compact. Removing the roof reveals turbidity, and a carbon fiber frame hangs over the pillars, but has additional visual value due to their contrasting design. The roof itself is a carbon fiber structure, and it can be stored in a shaped cavity.
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