The 2022 Ferrari 812 Competizione .. New Heights
While retaining the 812 Superfast’s distinctive silhouette with a stretched hood and tall tail, the greater aerodynamic requirements of the 812 Competizione have introduced numerous alterations that give it an edgier appearance. One of the most notable changes is the use of an all-aluminum surface in place of the Superfast’s rear window. With the placement of vortex generators on this surface, the Competizione not only looks more striking but is more aerodynamically efficient – rearward visibility is another story but perhaps that isn’t a problem for an 819-hp Ferrari that will leave almost everything else in its dust.
The revised hood now has a transverse groove that contains carbon-fiber blade slits, concealing the air vents. Right in front, there is a broad grille with large side brake intakes as well as a carbon-fiber splitter. The rear spoiler sits even higher and, finally, that center stripe harks back to racing Ferraris of the past.
The Italian automaker massaged the oil pump, direct fuel injection setup, and cooling system to make sure the powertrain is fully prepped for high-speed adventures. Like lesser 812s, the 812 Competizione and Competizione A rely on a seven-speed transmission that uses a pair of clutches to quickly swap cogs—except shift speeds are now five percent faster. All this tinkering allows the 812 Competizione to hit 62 mph in less than 2.9 seconds, per Ferrari, with the car eventually topping out at more than 211 mph.