The new Winter edition of leading luxury title Robb Report Australia & New Zealand has unveiled the results of its annual Car of the Year competition.
This year’s celebration of automotive excellence, sponsored by the Argyle Collection and Royal Automobile Club of Australia, brought together nine category-leading cars –collectively worth $3 million – in contention for the ultimate title. Judged over two days on roads winding through NSW’s Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury region, each car was profiled and, importantly, evaluated for its performance against category expectations.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast was crowned Robb Report Australia & New Zealand 2019 Car of the Year, with outgoing Editor-in-Chief Michael Stahl labelling it “one of the great cars of our time”.
Added Herbert Appleroth, CEO Ferrari Australasia - "We at Ferrari pride ourselves on bringing world-leading technology, design and performance to the sportscar market. Most importantly, we wish to bring fun to all those around Australia and New Zealand that enjoy our stunning vehicles and there is no better example of that than the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Accordingly we are so pleased and honoured that the Ferrari 812 Superfast has won the Robb Report Australia & New Zealand 2019 Car of the Year. We wish to dedicate this award to the hundreds of engineers, designers and workers who continue to keep Enzo’s dream alive.”
Ferrari Tailor-Made is a personalisation programme from Maranello developed specifically for clients wishing to create a truly bespoke car that will be a clear expression of their own unique personalities and tastes.
The tailor made Ferrari 812 Superfast featured here is painted with colours exclusive to the Tailor Made Program. Base colour and Glossy Dreamline in Rubino Miccalizzato and livery with central stripe in Glossy Argento Nurburgring and side stripe in Canna de Fucile. The bespoke interior features Black Ultrasuede with Cavallino's stitched in Bordeaux on each headrest.
Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12, the 812 Superfast is the benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment, achieving its maximum power output at 8,500 rpm, which ensures the kind of thrilling top-end performance that is the exclusive characteristic of Ferrari’s V12s. Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving driveability and pick-up at low revs.