3. September 2023

Ferrari 812 Competizione

Forget Superfast

With the reveal of the Ferrari 812 Competizione, Ferrari launches the hardcore version of the 812 Superfast. The Competizione is lighter and has a V12 with 830 hp instead of the regular 800 hp. It is a limited edition and is available as a Coupé or Targa version, called 812 Competizione A (A stands for Aperta).

The Ferrari 812 Competizione and the Ferrari 812 Competizione A are tremendously important in the history of Ferrari because, according to various sources, they might be the last front-engine Ferraris without electrification. Let’s have a closer look at the V12.

Strongest Ferrari Engine

The 6.5-liter naturally aspirated engine produces 830 hp in the new special model, making it the most powerful production V12 ever built by Ferrari. The maximum engine speed is just as impressive as it raises to an incredible 9500 rpm – another record for a street-legal Ferrari. The limited special model Competizione has 30 hp more than the 812 Superfast. Collectors who are lucky enough to own a Competizione model will love the sound of the V12. It is incredible and arouses emotions only a naturally aspirated engine can do.

In addition to the emotions, the limited edition is also damn fast. From 0-100 km/h, the Ferrari 812 Competizione needs only 2.85 seconds (812 Superfast in 2.9 seconds). The 200 km/h mark is reached in just 7.5 seconds (812 Superfast in 7.9 seconds). The top speed of the power machine is said to be north of

Better Aerodynamics

Not only is the Competizione stronger than the superfast, but the supercar is also lighter. With a total weight of only 1,487 kg, it is 38 kg lighter than the regular SF version. The savings are primarily due to the increased use of carbon. For additional weight savings, Ferrari offers carbon rims on some of its V12 models.

Besides the technical improvements, Ferrari also redesigned the car‘s aerodynamics. Visually, the Competizione varies a lot from the Superfast. The best example is the rear end, which has almost nothing in common with the regular variant of the 812. Instead of a rear window, the special model has a one-piece aluminum structure to save some extra kilos. The Targa version Competizione A has a carbon roof that fits snugly in the trunk. The diffuser is significantly more powerful than on the 812 Superfast, and the rectangular exhaust pipes move to the outside for optimum diffuser flow. Its aerodynamic design may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it embodies the racing soul of this Ferrari.

Our readers may have already identified some similarities on the front end to one very special Ferrari we wrote about a few weeks ago. With its gigantic radiator grille, the front reminds us of the Ferrari F12 TRS (a two-car limited special project). A wide carbon cross stripe dominates the hood. In addition, the air intakes next to the headlights have been omitted, resulting in a cleaner look.

Price & Collection Potential

All 999 Coupés and 599 Aperta models of the limited edition are already sold to VIP customers, who promised, they would drive them and not let their cars disappear into the private collection. I love that Ferrari pushes its clients to drive the supercars. Because let’s be honest, what’s better marketing for the Italians than a roaring V12 in the city!?

As with every limited edition of the Italians, the Ferrari 812 Competizione is already sought-after by collectors worldwide. The collection potential is huge. For previous special projects like the 599 GTO or the Ferrari F12 TdF (the predecessor of the 812 Competizione), collectors still pay much higher prices than the official selling price. The latter is around EUR 500,000 for the 812 Competizione and EUR 580,000 EUR Competizione A.





812 Competizione


Official selling price is at around EUR 500,000 for the Coupé and EUR 580,000 for the Aperta, but current market price is at around EUR 1,200,000 – 1,500,000


Limited to only 999 vehicles of the 812 Competizione and 599 supercars of the 812 Competizione Aperta.

When to drive:

The Ferrari 812 Competizione combines top-class engineering emotions in a way we didn’t see it before from the Italians. Although the car is clearly focused for the track, it would be just amazing to see a few of them driving through the city and hear the V12 roar through the streets.

What we love about the car:

Ferrari is not joking when it comes to the Ferrari 812 Competizione. The Italians supplied the supercar with most powerful V12 engine in a Ferrari production car

Photography: Finn Sweer IG: @realcarfreaks