On 5 May 2021, Ferrari presented two variants of the new 812 Competizione in a live broadcast event on all of the marque’s social media channels. It took place at the newly opened GT Sporting Activities Department, next to the iconic Fiorano track, to highlight Ferrari’s links to racing. While pictures of the Competizione had already been teased prior to the reveal, the open-top Competizione A (Aperta) was a pleasant surprise for car enthusiasts the world over. Here’s a brief rundown of these special automobiles.

In a previous article we spoke briefly about the then-unnamed 812 Competizione. As we said, this aggressive looking car took design inspiration from the 812 Superfast but had its profile altered to improve its aerodynamic performance. As a track-focused model, two things were important when designing the 812 Competizione, weight loss and cooling. To address the issues of cooling the powerful, updated V12 engine, this new stallion features a new air intake system. Ferrari utilised a single air duct for intake, vents on both sides of the bonnet “blade” and arch louvers for more efficient engine cooling. It was also essential to develop a way to cool the brakes without increasing their weight or affecting downforce generation. To get around this, the marque’s engineers redesigned the original 812 Superfast brakes around their new “Aero” calliper, which first came out on the SF90 Stardale, and its integrated air intake.

To reduce the car’s weight, Ferrari heavily utilised carbon fibre, at this point pretty much a must on luxury sports cars, on

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By: Abram Yum
Title: Ferrari Presents Some Serious Competizione
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/motoring/automobile/ferrari-812-competizion-aperta-limited-edition.html
Published Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 06:00:00 +0000