Why The Ferrari 812 Superfast & GTS Are The Best Cars Ever Made
Ferrari is known mostly for making pure race cars for the road. The Italian brand is also known for producing limited-production supercars. As of recent, Ferrari is building mostly twin-turbocharged V8s, with a few occasional naturally-aspirated V12s. Ferrari's mass-produced flagship line used to be mid-engined, as was the case in the eras of Boxer Berlinetta and Testarossa flat-12s. Ferrari browsed back to the 365 Daytona era and revised its mass-produced flagship line to front-engined V12s, which has been dedicated to progress while remaining the traditional setup of the front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, naturally-aspirated V12 stigma.
The Ferrari 812 GTS, as well as its older coupe variant, the Superfast, are simply the best cars, even in the non-supercar world, for many reasons I can (and many others I could) think of. It's hard to write this whole article without getting political, but I will try my best to list them all below.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast and GTS have no direct competitors
The Ferrari 812 Superfast and GTS make a mix of supercar and grand-tourer. They both have a 789-horsepower, naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12, with the engine up front and legroom so large a 6'6" tall man would be able to fit in either car. Which makes it not a direct competitor to other V12s.
It's very comfortable to drive and ride in, unlike the Lamborghini Aventador S. It's very enjoyable at night on the freeway, unlike the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or Volante. It's a better naturally-aspirated V12 than the Lamborghini and a better grand-touring V12 than the Aston Martin.
Whereas the Lamborghini Aventador S is a traditionalist supercar and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or Volante is a high-performance grand-tourer, the Ferrari 812 Superfast and GTS see themselves as neither. Rather, it combines the track performance of a supercar with the comfort of a grand-tourer.
The Ferrari 812 gives throwbacks to older music
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The Ferrari 812 gives vibe to almost every non-hip-hop song you can think of that was produced in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and even the 2000s. Hip-hop and rap are more like American muscle-car and German performance-car territory (think Mustang GT/Shelby or M3/M5). The 812's personality will make you never listen to modern music infiltrated by the normies. It's a classical supercar, without all the supercharged, turbocharged, hybrid, or electric hype. It has stability control, traction control, and a dual-clutch automatic transmission, but that's about as modern as it gets. It pretty much has the mentality of some older supercars (such as Ferrari's own F50 and Enzo), compared to a few modern ones.
Samantha Mumba's original song, "Gotta Tell You," released in the year 2000 (to be exact, on June 2, just 139 calendar days after I was born), describes this car the most perfectly as it gets - ironically with both cruising and burnouts. It's also one of my favorite songs.
It's perfect without literally any mods, and I mimic the sounds of it
The 812 looks way better without literally any modifications added to it. Not even from Novitec. I will only take it out bone-stock, just like how I like my future female partner - not too perfect, but not bad enough for me to fix her, but a chill perfectionist. Not outraged at little things. Yes, as outgoing as she may be, she tries her best to keep her value up.
Here is one thing I do wish for the 812:
A manual transmission.
The dual-clutch makes for good sounds, but a manual will help keep the Ferrari 812 feeling more and more late-classic Microsoft Windows era (think of 95, NT 4.0, 98, 2000, ME, XP, and Server 2003). I even have Windows XP Service Pack 2 style and winver on my Windows 10, with the background of a Ferrari 812 Superfast.
No, seriously, I am using a Windows 10/v.-1903 computer. All with XP SP2 style. With the background of a Ferrari 812 Superfast. Describes the old-fashionism perfectly in the body of social progress and postmodernism.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ does feel like a Windows 10 Version 1903 in comparison. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is that, but with the XP throwback vibes.
Yes, I am a PC guy. No, not the other PC ("politically correct"), but PC as in Microsoft. I do like Mac sometimes, but I feel as though PC is much more optimizable for me. Mac is more like a hybrid machine, think of Ferrari's SF90 Stradale. PC is where the gas cars belong.