Watch the Ferrari 812 Superfast Lay Down a 7:27 Nurburgring Lap Time

It might have "Superfast" in its name, but the 812 doesn't exactly stand out on the Green Hell.

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The Ferrari 812 Superfast's spec sheet is pretty substantial. That front-mounted V-12 produces an astounding 789 horsepower without the help of forced induction or hybrid assistance. Power gets to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. You'd think, then, it'd be pretty quick on the Nurburgring. Not so fast.

The 812 Superfast, despite its name, is more of a grand tourer than an all-out track machine. Sure, it might have a massively powerful engine, sticky tires, and huge brakes, but at heart, it's more for spirited road driving than constant track work. That's probably why German publication was only able to post a 7:27.48 lap time around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in their latest test.

That might sound quick, but in a world where sub-seven-minute times are the norm, it's nothing out of the ordinary. The time puts it just above the BMW M4 GTS on the lap board, but behind cars like the Nissan GT-R, Corvette Z06, and Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series. Just because a car has a loud engine, lots of power, and a name like "Superfast," doesn't mean it can conquer anything. Of course, we still love it to death.

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