Equipped with a V12 engine that revs all the way to 9500rpm, the new Ferrari 812 Compeitizione loves to sing, sing, sing.

    The new limited-edition coupe was unveiled alongside the 812 Competizione A, which features a removable targa top.

    The twins are powered by a 6.5-litre V12 making 610kW at 9250rpm, and 692Nm at 7000rpm. The naturally-aspirated engine now spins all the way up to 9500rpm, and increase of 500rpm.

    Extensive changes have been made to the 12-cylinder engine, including lighter titanium conrods, a diamond-like coating for the cams and piston pins, redesigned cylinder heads and intakes, and a new variable-displacement oil pump.

    All these changes mean the Competizione has an extra 22kW, but loses 26Nm compared to the regular 812 Superfast.

    Combined with a faster-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission connected to the rear wheels, the 812 Competizione has a 0-100km/h time of 2.85 seconds, can hit 200km/h within 7.5 seconds, and has a top speed of over 340km/h.

    If you’re interested, the Competizione is a mere 0.05 seconds quicker to 100km/h than the Superfast, although it’s 1.5 seconds faster around the company’s Fiorino track.

    Both cars ride on 20-inch alloy wheels with 275/35 tyres at the front, and 315/35 rubber at the rear. While the tyre dimensions are the same as the 812 Superfast’s, the Competizione has stickier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R rubber.

    The Competizione comes fitted with a four-wheel steering system, which has been upgraded to allow the rear wheels able to turn independently of each another.

    Carbon-fibre bumpers, spoilers, and interior trim, a lithium-ion 12V battery, reduced sound deadening, and “lightweight technical fabrics” mean the Competizione is 38kg lighter than the Superfast.

    Buyers who want to cut the car’s weight by a further 3.7kg can opt for the optional carbon-fibre wheels.

    Visually the Competizione is distinguished by revised front and rear bumpers, a taller rear spoiler, and a striking carbon-fibre blade across the entire width of the bonnet, which helps to vent hot air out of the engine bay.

    At the back of the coupe there’s an aluminium plate with vortex generators instead of the glass windscreen.

    For the targa there’s a flying buttress design with carbon-fibre roll bars.

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    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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