Chris Harris drives... Best of Ferrari: LaFerrari, 488 Pista, 812 Superfast, F12 TDF | Top GearMay 04, 2020
now as you all know i'm a very very lucky guy and one of the reasons i'm so lucky is that i've spent more time in
ferrari's amazing f12 than most of my mates doing stuff like this insert shot Emil as You'll see from those pictures that the car is capable of gutting its rear tires in a way I didn't think was possible, in fact given the grip available it's one of the most branchy cars I've ever driven so Ferrari logically has given its power is welcome to the f12 TDF shifting from berlin desert EDF is big power goes up to 780 horsepower and talk of 524 lbs now rests 8900 RPM upshift speeds are down by 30 % downshifts by 60 percent full
geardown to 6% 0-124 mph takes just 7.9 seconds and Ferrari stopped bothering to pinpoint top speed at 211 mph it will go faster but this is a car track, so who cares, at 1,415 kilograms dry, it's 110 kilograms lighter. too most of the bodywork is carbon and the rear treatment i is so different the screen break has changed the chassis is very different to receive 275 section funding brings much more front grip and front area balance is handled for the rear steering system and aerodynamics we'll just see it's all been tweaked and kicked and stripped to add downforce without resorting to a massive rear wing, you could stare at its semi-porous skin for hours and that's before you spot the flaps on the diffuser that fold out to store it and reduce drag on a DRS in a straight line for the road either will only be built 799 yes you guessed it will turn out I wonder what it's like to drive without a word of a lie the catfish on this thing has to be first by round i just did a couple of laps let it rock do a little spin and guess what still scares me lemme tell you what it is and why it represents a series of small incremental steps over an F12 that come together to comfortably create the most ridiculous Ferrari I've ever driven not the fastest but the most aggressive potentially the most spiteful potentially the most rewarding this is one angry car everything on the front axle so we got to this call it before the bridge I turned the wheel and already wrong on a Colt slightly I have 20% ball grip in the front which means in the rear it struggles to follow it's because That's why we have full steering wheel because it just can't generate the same amount of perfect grip on its own, but it means that when you leave the systems you're in traction control all the time, so there's this little help here again.
I'm flattened, but mostly I let it do it for me, but it's ripped to nine. I'm just ridiculous. Drive here much faster than an F12 again. I'm using traction all the time because I don't have this man's ability to do it; otherwise I can't do without it. direct, which is a shame, but actually for the first time. r I am very glad that the speed limit on the fireworks of this saves me from having to drive like a complete. We'll hit the gas again in a second and be gone, so everything about this car feels angrier than the f12 and even though the differences on paper aren't huge, that front axle, that extra angry engine, they come together, for Of course, when you turn the car to get all that grain from the front axle, you end up with the rear, I wanted to turn with it.
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I'm not really aware of the rear steering, just aware of the fact that it feels shorter than the wheelbase, but in normal f12
gearchange, thank you, you feel on the verge of a nervous breakdown with the systems on when you turn them off, I will. it's for you, but I have to say I beat myself every time I mean I get two laps around this corner on cold tyres. What will happen now? everywhere everywhere everywhere even 120 hundred 30 miles an hour you know you're mill meters away from a big slide i can tell you it's also interesting that i've never been further from the discussion on Manuel or pebbles if this co had a manual gearbox couldn't keep up i just wouldn't have a clue what i was doing was happening to people so it has to be paddles no arguing i mean between seven r49s the engine is devastating ya it's in third gear, I can continue that slide to the next core if I wanted to, but my Karan isn't. big enough what machine but you know what it's not just about how fast it is they talk about lap time it's a couple of seconds they offer la
ferrariit's the last one i just had a heart rate monitor or i hope i'm in it at the moment i sort of haven't been in car history in a long time this isn't so much a car as a class a substance it's a magnificent job i'd like to meet the poor bastard who can drive it on the road fast with all systems off because it's not me, would it be like where I am? ean, he's armed again, an amazing machine.
I think I have a beer. The counter remained, the rest is brand new, including this huge flat screen center console, here now for many years. Ferrari was way behind the curve, always seemed to throw the kind of infotainment generation behind any of its rivals, catch it up and do a split screen thing on both sides. I don't quite know how it works. I've spent quite a bit of time playing with it and there's some sort of instruction that comes with it. I'm getting there. after a year you really learn how the controls work and the quality in here is much better than the ffs. on my ff dinamica this is really clever from ferrari because as someone who did I don't know what 7,000 miles on my ff I loved it but there were some very obvious problems firstly it was too loud when you started it would wake people up in the town about a mile around that's too much we want sound we don't want to be anti social that's the new way of doing things ride comfort even with selected dampers the song was too busy and the FF's biggest problem for a car that was in GT it was the kind of noise from the suspension of the tires in the back of the car did you sit in the back you just went deaf there was plenty of room but you got rattled by the suspension and the noise from the exhaust and the guy from the resonance that came from the suspension, the tires, so what have they done right when you start?
It's quieter but still sounds wonderful. I think it runs as well as any other rapid. car but this isn't too far away it's really impressive I'm in what is perhaps the most impressive thing about the bathroom so the way it filters out noise you don't want outside the cabin and allows you to have all that v12 goodness that most Ferraris are designed around the driver, the driver doesn't care about anyone else for all the controls and everything he set towards the driver's environment, the passenger is forgotten, but the toilet is obviously a four seater , so Ferrari has had to pay attention.
To the person who sits there in the front route machine and also in the back seat, so it's not radical. Now I'm going to test this vehicle out of the other suits now, in the spirit of good consumer journalism, I'll give it a try. to show you the new infotainment screen but before I do that I'm going to start the engine because it wouldn't make something happen that we need great push this a lid opens and air comes out now despite the fact that Jaguar managed that 10 years ago Ferrari has a flap that opens amazing so here's their infotainment screen look how big it is and it's kind of flush to the edges and it's got that sort of matte luxury feel it shows basic info like temperature and the time for it to have its the usual things you have the media you're playing your Navi your phone the way you can change your seats and air conditioning and all that kind of stuff and then the car setup which is just like a car normal but it has a split screen feature now look you see media and navigation at the same time you can also have apple carplay where is my cable what is this so i plug the phone in them they offer apple carplay now that on a golf r i think it's free on this car it's about two and a half thousand which seems a little pricey but works pretty well we have a redesigned set of climate control buttons we have another rotary button here that helps you navigate Randy if you don't undo the touch screen I don't know why you do that to vo light knob here that has a crack in the middle and if you look at it it moves the way the buttons on a three hundred thousand pound car they shouldn't move it's a bit ergonomic but it looks beautiful and the materials are very special in fact that's what you have to understand when you see the price of this car it will say an rs6 is a third of the money an rs6 will feels a third of the money inside this is beautiful the skins are waxy smooth and beautiful color and everything fits quite well in a way that ferraris don't always do and these titanium vents and trims are beautiful things no he has and too much carbon on this car which i prefer as the usual controls so you have two paddles up here and down here they are fixed they are not behind the wheel and they move with the steering wheel this has all been slightly redesigned that is the most important button on the Karma you push it to get your soft shocks the direct manatee gnome But one thing you should know is that when you turn ESC off and slide it which I'm not going to do in this video the rear wheels steer is cut off not it works because that wouldn't help in a skid situation the fuel tank is still not big enough at less than 90 liters and everything else is the same as before what i find a bit confusing is that there are 1 2 3 4 5 6 rotary dials that go around and I'm not quite sure where each of them does something here.
I think it's my Pitt Lemon, not my cruise control. There is another thing worth noting. That's it from the driver's perspective. Now I turn the floor over to my short, dark and very handsome colleague to talk about what happens in the front passenger compartment. So here we are assembling a shotgun now in the bathroom so right in front of me is the optional. passenger reading or passenger display 3360 lbs i can tell you t with a straight face just look at this it used to be basic now how could it not be so basic? you get the exact same graphics that you had on the main screen so you can have a duplicate of all the information that drivers see about the car and what you're doing on that screen on the left here, but you can also have all the media and you can change the song you will find in the units you can put your anger because bless on my 12 year old son he was out front with me this morning and he was changing the radio station every five minutes which drove me completely crazy but look how cool is this so you can also have all your performance data so that's your speed and your rpm I mean I know it's a total gimmick but these cars are all about theater and making people feel specials and making you smile with all kinds of deliciousness and that's what I love about this so if you're sitting here as a passenger you actually have more fun. being had here that the passenger has in any or The car for sale having played with my directional air vents with their new open and close mechanism at the top they are quite nice and put pressure on my glove box release device solenoid activated.
I'll move to the back, where there's another nice looking little brown man. ready to show you what it's like that's all in the back can't talk about the back tomorrow free eleven thousand five hundred and twenty pounds eleven and a half grand for a glass ceiling it's fine once you get it out of the way the the rear of this car is a legroom revelation more than the s class coupe what a great position the seat back tilt is perfect and because they are solo seats they have these little side cushions that just pinch its back wood which makes it really supportive and comfortable feels like a bucket seat in the back of a car armrest on my left check out that pair of usb for charging two cup holders and a two point air vent cold air in your face genuine four seater with a boot oh look a split folding rear seat never falls flat ya flat that's why there's the fuel tank underneath but for a genuine p car practical I got here Fiorano Homer Ferrari Anna I'm in a cynical mood people because I just don't see what you do with the 720 horsepower 480 because regular cars already have so much power it doubles your face and this is one track version, but who wants to go to a track in the £250,000 car?
I mean if you hit a wheel or go through a gravel trap it costs a fortune so I wonder if the series mid engine carFerrari's special edition special is getting ahead of itself. Does the world need 720 horsepower for a track treadmill? I don't know and then you come to fear the unknown, of course, then you drive the thing, oh, and it's on the road and you think it's okay. I'll be part of the cynicism for a minute, let's enjoy the car because this thing is alive. It's tiptoeing responsive and so quick it's brutally quick all the while you're managing the torque delivery of a turbocharged V8 lover and speed around here.
I just spent the weekend racing a gt3 car. It feels like it says fast. The high peak is at 6 750 like a standard car but there's a lot less in the nursery which you'll now realize in the technical part of the video that really feels like it's rolling quickly feels more aspirated normally the grip levels of the tires are good. Interestingly front to back they have gone for a super sticky Mitchell on this kated Pilot Sport Cup 2 it's quite street it feels so those hoping to set stupid lap times on sticky rubber may be disappointed, but you already know what the balance of the road is. track I'm sure it's the right decision, but for me this is the turbocharged engine I'll always wish for before one day happens.
I really don't feel like it's turbocharged except for the fact that every now and then it unleashes insane amounts of torque on the timing of its start so I manage traction but if you put it in race you just come out of a corner full of beans if you're a really experienced driver there's never been a Ferrari this is useful like this and so within the space of Two minutes I've gone from cynical growling pants to this is wonderful it does you that through this place and these cars what's really interesting is the more power these manufacturers squeeze out of these supercharged engines the higher the limit of the vehicle. the mechanical grip, the tire and what end is a curiously old-fashioned driving experience because you're managing the amount of grip you have on the rear of the car really as is traditional, which must turn everything off a few happenings, see what happens here so we hit the gas and immediately I'm always predictable and balanced yeah steering is the right thing to be pretty here they are these days but just let it move to be here I mean it's a lot of talk but Even at half throttle the car moves everywhere in mid-slip.
Think casually of the electronics that drive this brake pedal. Let's go back to lovely solidity. Ultimately, it doesn't feel super grippy because you always beat grip with power. It's really lovely. I love the way it revs up the engine. The inconel exhaust gives us some sound. It is a big step. big step up particularly in terms of feel I don't care about the raw numbers the fact that it's fast on all other fuels it's a much nicer car to drive mainly because of the pitch and engine for me it's just better responsive less inertia feels more aspirated normally another trick is that in overspeed on a downshift the engine produces what engineers call the most negative torque of the
bestdouble negatives ever effectively , is adding inertia, is to try. ing to add resistance so that when you're going through heavy braking with a damn gear it all contributes to that braking performance and shifting your weight towards the front of the car is a smart thing to do but would you really go and fang it around a day off the track this is the frustration with these cars so a lot of these will be sitting in garages and owners bragging about them yeah I have one of those I get the special service cars because I'm a big dog No No matter keep driving or do this whoever you are you can't make things that good to drive and then treat them like an inanimate object i think they should make that a crime the track doesn't use a tuned gtb engine instead it makes running the unit of the four race cars that took on the challenge, this means a new cooling system, new intakes and exhaust, and a lot of internal changes too, it also means 720 horsepower and 568 pound-feet e of torque, there's a 200-pound weight reduction, and claimed increases in downforce on both axles.
Carbon-fiber wheels are an option, and the latest electronic chassis aids allow the variable-locking differential to communicate with the brakes to create even better direction changes. It doesn't fit close enough and the myriad of different materials and textures makes you wonder what Italian for hot cheese but never mind this is a car to drive Ferrari says it's a track car but despite being optimized For track use, we know most parts will. they spend their time singing slowly on public roads so let's tell you what it's like to drive on the highway i want to dislike but a car because it's very very good first of all the engine i think anyone has driven a 488 gtb will know i think It's very close to greatness but there's something missing at the top and an urgency because it's turbocharged and everything seems to come very fast at six and a half thousand rpm and then Plateau this one keeps going it's for two reasons one more internal great for your crankset and all the other lighter parts inside the challenge engine really make it expand faster it feels lighter all the time the internals feel like lighter pieces of metal are moving and the another part is the way they have calibrated the last few rpm before the rev limiter kicks in at about 8,000 rpm while full rotation had a soft limiter just to protect the engine from explode to fish this one is more aggressive you could go all the way and it doesn't it doesn't slow down a cut it just gets there and stops that really helps so now there's more of a reason to go further high in the rev range suspension but you know what Ferrari is notoriously nasty talking about springs and shocks and anti roll bars these days a lot of what it achieves seems to be via electronics the spring is a bit stiffer that the fo tu eight eight the vamp ian is the same but it is recalibrated to use it with everything else the diff is the same it is electronic but again different calibration and the roll bars are the same apparently according to the engineer in charge the roll bars actually they don't matter these days yes you need them but they don't really matter amazing what really makes the car stand out for me is the fact that the bumpy road button absorbs roads really quite bumpy the front end of the car is great this k2 brand michelin pilot sport is amazing on the road must be the
beststreet tire i have ever driven that has track credentials so the front end of car is awesome just turn the wheel as hard and fast as you want the car turns thats a huge advantage over two deep RS's because GTRs just can't match that on the road that moves you between the wrists enjoy of the Italian countryside feel and then when you open it up this is a sniff a sniff slower than a Ferrari in a straight line swim 225 miles s an hour in seven half seconds let's say again seven and a half seconds whoa gearbox identical to the GT being quick with even quicker program gear shifting downshifts are hilariously fast almost feels like a pneumatic racing upshift I was going changes excellent can't be wrong about any of that, so what's wrong?
The interior looks old and junk to my eyes. Now I may be wrong and may be subjective, but there are so many different materials that it sounds like you've been in John's haberdashery department. Lewis and he just grabbed some random materials and threw them into the car, there's just colors and textures and fabrics and all of this stuff is kind of old and all too familiar and yeah I don't get it, the ergonomics are kind of crazy too. Position is good you sit low but I can never get the steering wheel to fit right and this seat is poorly padded the Manatee is nice which also looks old.
I'm ready for the next generation of Ferrari cockpits, and frankly, it's quite the nun device, too. you know the steering doesn't really give you the brake pedal much with this firmer response it's good but again pretty dead its a collar you feel your way in but you have to do a few jumps sometimes just to get there because you don't have the controls And on the highway they are very reassuring if you turn the traction control off. This is really strange in 2018. It
driveslike a late 50s sports racer. Now we have our performance cars where the gap between the engines. potential and tire technology is an ever-widening meter, they're doing a fantastic job of trying to keep up, but they just can't, they just can't with these huge increases in horsepower and torque, and that means if you turn off half throttle it will break traction 1/3 times maybe less and it's literally like driving a Jaguar e-type in the way I love that car it dances and you can play with it the speeds are pretty high and I'm not sure in 2018 people want to see supercars come out Roundabouts are based on public roads so maybe it's a track maybe it just belongs on the circuit because it's so fast that's the only place you can use it it's Completely usable on the road, rides are good, it's a bit noisy with that Bhoomi inconel. exhaust but it has a nice high fry it wasn't much less comfortable than a GT b maybe i don't know 5 10% who cares you could use it every day if you wanted but not using its performance would be such a shame and there's another thing this and the The new GT2 RS makes me wonder if the phrase will last for normal aspiration, which is now applied so often to car values that are rising stratospherically because they are the latest naturally aspirated engines.
I wonder if these are killing that feeling because it's so good, this engine is so good, but I'm not sure, especially if it's something worth a lot of money because I think it's a step up from almost everything it does and it sounds good: speed up maybe The last thing not aspirated could be over soon because these turbo engines are not only so effective but so much fun to use for food for thought so this is a smashing ride to Fiorano in Italy the Ferrari home. We have the circuit ourselves there is not much time about 45 minutes to go and what we are driving is the new super fast Ferrari 812 the replacement for the f12 which already had 740 horsepower this car has 800 horsepower of an expanded six. point five liter v12 and 529 pound-feet of torque redline is set to eight thousand nine hundred rpm gearbox is the same dual clutch unit as before but gears one through six much shorter gear times 30% faster on the way up huge 40 per cent faster on the way down the chassis is best described as 9/10 f12 PTO with rear wheel steer and higher spring rate the a12 also inherits the cars having a front tire from section 275 very wide dry weight is 1525 kilograms the aerodynamics is very different towards f12 there the front diffuser system that can stop or speed up the airflow with a handful of options it's a three hundred thousand pound machine oh and as you're about to see, forget about buckling my chin strap, I did it all deliberately to give you guys something to talk about in the comments section, crash helmets about the new rules in Fioran Or, an 800 horsepower front engined berlinetta, well, what a thing, that's what we got, well we got four wheel steering, now rear axle, sorry there's a few.
Pretty clever stuff that happens here, for example, if you find yourself in a terminal understeer situation, the rear wheel has come back to help you get that lube downshifting in a corner, which I thought it was. I think it's a very smart powerhouse. Do you feel faster? Than that and then you know what it does and it does it for both gear and power. I think he is on a normal p0 tire that is fighting so much heat and pain at this circuit thinking there is a problem. dersteer on the road with drive for a car of this era you know front engine rear drive I keep thinking it's a snake all the way they make these things feel good they have so much traction well they just shoot in the corners I'm ready, no, from Gary, this is so sleepy, the rakes are huge, you can hear the noise of the engine, how does that sound? on the f12 which to me was still the weakest part of the f12 and i think is the weakest part of this car still the steering is a little too quick and i also don't have a great sense of connection and the fact that it's a road car and it's spitting out these kind of numbers,Turn everything off, see what happens when we do that, so when you slip the rear wheels it's still there on this car, which it doesn't on the GCC.
Oh very very subtle we think how much is going on here comedy is the full w heel o clock steering Fiorano is very fast funny and a bit on the track but also has number plates so we should really give laps on the road with him for a while because even though he's incredibly quick and capable on circuit 12, it's after a run, what's it like on the road, well, first of all, like all modern Ferraris, you have to push a little button here and you get a logo that says bumpy road on the dash the shocks are loose and then you've got a car that's so civilized giving it all the potential it's pretty hard to fathom how they've done it and the best of this guy From F12 Family Car Because let's face it, it's kind of an upgraded F12, is it smaller than the old 599? such a wide car because there's nothing worse than driving a supercar big gt whizzing you're going to get passed by a truck on that side and the near side both wheels are in the ditch you don't have that problem on the a12 like you had on the 599 hone how it feels different than an f12 well obviously this has all been redesigned and it's a little bit sleeker and a little bit nicer there's more carbon there's more architecture and the driving environment is still pretty tricky with split control in both sides and you. i've got the new gauges you can move behind the wheel we're in the gtc drop or so and you've got your manettino restyled then you've got your wintry wipers you can now use on a rotary control you see you'll find all the handy tips on how to use the new supervisor a12.
Look if I had to drive to Nice and Mac in this thing. Great speed and an astonishing level of refinement, so what have they done with this car? They've made the F12 faster and more capable and whether you like the way it looks or not, it's a better car than an F12. Do not know where. they go for me you can get more power and torque through a pair of rear wheel drive is this the last normally aspirated front engined v12 Ferraris most people seem to think its anyway maybe the end of an era for a particular type of Ferrari, so I'll drive until they ask me to come back and when they do, I'll ignore them.
Oh, where's your boss? My only real criticism with the road performance is the ride comfort, the car feels stiffer than an f12 and even with soft damping mode on the white is pretty busy at low speed, need to drive it in the uk to see what it's really like we filmed the fxxk in daytona most of the day was spent on the tv show but we snuck in and took some stuff for the internet we just had a little secret and i present it myself i'm up hi there find out what It happens when there is one thousand and fifty horsepower right now.
What do we have very m What sensational, very fast. I'm great. I'm just mixing it up here to say what happens best. just take advantage of all that talk the drafts were a little shorter on this car than on the
laferrarithe short force is doing 1630 clicks in that time it definitely feels like a very fast word card look at the race car what whatever we did with ignition. to the shame that the f1 cars here are very purely straight this is one of those cars around your theater because they cause water in the product at Ferrara but cotta makes it even more of a challenge to allow the scraper to take the merchandise long before I just need the church to control my firm and now this is a very very good reason to get rich this car rental a mother aka my ladylove this topic give her that bag sex tank I'm gonna say sit down with marine friends what so far we've come with this party every time you think that's all they can give me it gives you more power and when you got it in the middle of your back just dance because you're there and with a million metric controls you can feel the rear axle and it's that lovely lesson in restraint is saying take me to that point where i'm just dancing where i'm on tiptoe you went too far i'm going to cause the most expensive accident imaginable p You can see how much more arrow management takes place throughout the body, the rear diffuser is especially large, the front splitter sits 30 millimeters lower, and the overall effect is 30% more downforce than the standard car, the
laferrari's curse system has been changed to one that is almost identical to that of vettel's f1 car it is more efficient and more powerful the v12 now has 848 horsepower thanks to new cam intakes and the removal of the catalytic converters with the new kerr system that means 1050 horsepower and weighs well under 1500k ilograms at 90 kilograms less than the base car gearing is shorter gear changes are quicker slicks are stickier it's five seconds faster at Fiorano than standard car - if you've been to Fira you'll know in a crazy sounding la ferrari in a nutshell it's a monster
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