A significant amount of attention was given to the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12. While the 812 Superfast produces an impressive 789 horsepower, the 812 Competizione A increases that figure to 819 hp. That output is fully felt at 9,250 rpm; the powerplant redlines at 9,500 rpm. Torque, however, is slightly down by 19 lb-ft, now rated at 510 lb-ft. Power goes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that’s been recalibrated for five percent faster shift times.
The performance increase can be attributed to replacing the steel connecting rods with lighter titanium units, adding diamond-like carbon to the piston rings to reduce internal friction, rebalancing the crankshaft, and completely redesigned cylinder heads. Improvements were further made to the oil pump, direction injection setup, and cooling system. Ferrari updated its brilliant four-wheel-steering system to further improve the supercar’s lateral capabilities.
These modifications all contribute towards exhilarating performance. Zero to 62 mph takes just 2.85 seconds, 0-124 in 7.5 seconds, and top speed is over 211 mph. The 0-124 mph time is an impressive 0.4 seconds faster than the 812 Superfast mainly because of the better power-to-weight ratio.