The Ferrari 812 Superfast, and its twin convertible counterpart the 612 are both designed by Pininfarina and built by Ferrari. The fact that both cars share a top speed of 210 mph, a top speed that can only be reached by a car that is two seconds faster, is proof of the Italian automaker's aerodynamic genius. Both the Superfast and GTS have a rearward-mounted flat air intake that helps lower drag, and side skirts that decrease the pressure on the front bumper.
For the 612, the bodywork, which consists of four panels in the rear and two in the front, is completely bonnet-mounted. It also has a carbon fiber-integrated front splitter and a rear diffuser, as well as a front wing. As for the Superfast, it's not quite as aerodynamic.
While the Superfast can reach a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds, the GTS takes an extra tenth of a second to reach that rate, reaching a record-breaking speed of 65 mph in just 3.4 seconds. While it has a longer wheelbase than the Superfast, it still manages to keep a low center of gravity thanks to a short hood, short overhangs, and a thin trunk lid. Its engine layout is also quite different, with a straight body and an arched sideline. The supercharger helps power up the rear, but the main purpose of the supercharger is to aid in the cooling of the intercoolers.
When it comes to safety, both the superfast and the GTS are pretty safe. With the superfast having an extensive body kit, it's easy to spot the differences between the two cars. The GTS, however, has a larger spoiler and a lower rear air intake. That makes it more visible to other drivers, especially if you happen to be in the middle of an overtake.
Another difference between the Superfast and the GTS is the weight distribution. The Superfast has three-quarters of the weight in the front (front wheel drive), while the GTS has three-quarters in the rear (rear drive). In other words, the Superfast is heavier in the front and the lighter in the back.
Because both of the Supercars have a longer wheelbase and a longer length, it is easier to fit the Superfast on an auto, which is what makes it more attractive as an estate car than the GTS. The Superfast also has a higher curb weight, but the Superfast is also more fuel efficient.
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