Ferrari 812 Superfast - best rear-wheel-drive cars

Latest front-engined V12 supercar is a 200mph+ powerhouse

Many of Ferrari's greatest hits have been front-engined and rear-wheel drive, and the latest 812 Superfast gives a nod to its ancestors, as Superfast is a name from Ferrari's back catalogue.

This is the successor to the F12berlinetta, and it has the biggest V12 naturally aspirated ever fitted to a Ferrari road car, and it packs a massive 789bhp, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever made. This gives the Superfast a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds, aided by standard-fit launch control and a paddleshift gearbox with plenty of F1-inspired technology on board. Top speed is 221mph.

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With the big V12 set well back in the chassis, and the two seats almsot in line with the back wheels, this is all about rear-wheel traction. Putting all the weight back like this boosts grip, meaning that 0-62mph should be entirely achievable, although possibly not in the wet.


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