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Ferrari 812 Superfast Vs. McLaren 720S

Posted by: Falcon Team | 02/22/2019
Choosing between a Ferrari 812 Superfast and McLaren 720S would be almost impossible for any supercar enthusiast. Each vehicle is so unique and so magnificent that you would have to chose which car to drive based on very specific details of the individual car.

To start, both cars are very limited production vehicles, so getting a chance to drive either one is a dream come true for any car enthusiast. Each vehicle is built for superior performance. Both vehicles come from manufacturer’s known for their race car designs. Choosing which vehicle to drive then comes down to the very small details of each car.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari 812 Superfast was introduced in 2017 and came into production in 2018. This limited production vehicle is considered the replacement of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The 812 is a front mid-engine vehicle with rear wheel drive and is the fastest naturally aspirated production engine ever made by any manufacturer.

The Ferrari 812 has a modified F140 V12 engine that has 789 horsepower. This 6.5-liter engine is capable of reaching 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Ferrari has stated that they will not introduce any turbocharging or hybrid functions to the Superfast design for heritage reasons.

The overall body design is very similar to that of the Berlinetta. However, there are several details that Ferrari took from the Daytona, Pininfarina and the 365 GTB that have been incorporated into the exterior design. The addition of LED headlights and vents on the bonnet give the 812 Superfast its own distinct appearance. The interior is nearly identical to that found in the Ferrari LaFerrari.

The aerodynamics of the Ferrari 812 Superfast has greatly improved over its predecessor. The front was designed to increase the downward force on the vehicle and to provide additional air cooling for the brake system. The bonnet has additional vents to allow for better airflow and to increase downforce. The back of the vehicle has active flaps that open and reduce drag when the vehicle is being driven at higher speeds.

Lightweight and low to the ground, this Ferrari has 20 inch Pirelli tires that are wider in the back. The wheelbase is a little shorter than other Ferrari’s, and the width of the car is about the same as the Berlinetta. This vehicle was built for high-speed driving at its finest.

The only thing that could possibly make the Ferrari 812 Superfast better is to find one that is a convertible. Ferrari has made a single run of the 812 Superfast in convertible style in 2018. This edition, known as the Monza, was limited to 500 cars produced worldwide. Reminiscent of the 1960’s race car, collectors quickly bought every vehicle before they went into production. For now, Ferrari lovers will have to adjust to driving the 812 as a coupe.

To be honest, it will take nearly an hour to feel comfortable driving an 812. The precision steering reacts at the slightest motion, and the gas pedal only needs to have a feather touch to make it move quickly forward. You will need to practice a little with the superior brakes that can make this vehicle stop in an instant. Once you feel more comfortable behind the wheel, you will want to drive the 812 Superfast forever.

McLaren 720S

In 1951, a 13-year-old boy set out to build a race car. Using an old Austin that was abandoned behind his father’s service station, Bruce McLaren constructed his first race car. It was from that very minute that he dedicated his life to building the ultimate racing vehicle.

By the mid-1960’s, the McLaren Race Team was well known for having superior race vehicles that were designed and built by Bruce and his team. These ultra-fast vehicles went on to set many records and in many races. The McLaren Race Team is still in existence today.

In 1988, the McLaren Race Team decided to produce a street-legal supercar under limited production. The project was a success. Over the years, the company has produced some of the most amazing supercars on the market. Their extraordinarily fast engines, lightweight bodies, breathtaking appearance and limited production numbers made them highly coveted vehicles by all car enthusiasts,

The 720S is not an exception. This superior car offers any supercar enthusiast a chance to have their dreams come true. The vehicle has the super race design that everyone has come to expect and love about a McLaren.

The vehicle is made from special composite materials that keep it ultra-lightweight. Weighing in at around 3,100 pounds total, this vehicle has nothing holding it back from moving fast when the engine is revved to go.

The engine is a twin-turbocharged V8 4 liter with 710 horsepower. Although it is a smaller engine in size than the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the McLaren 720S goes from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Ferrari. The vehicle has shown a top speed of 212 miles per hour.

The aerodynamic design of the vehicle is superior in every fashion. Low and wide and contoured for the most effective wind control, the McLaren 720S will glide through the streets as if nothing is holding it back. Thankfully the aerodynamic design still allows the vehicle to have its ultra-cool doors that make this vehicle as attractive as it is fast.

The vehicle is made to be ultra-lightweight. Although many people believe that this may distract from the overall performance of the vehicle and how the ride itself feels to the passengers, the exact opposite is true. The light weight of the car makes it feel as if you are gliding at top speeds instead of driving, and the lightweight interior materials are very comfortable and conforming.

The interior of the vehicle was designed for luxury and comfort. You will find every option you could imagine within the interior and many you have never thought about. It is spacious enough for two people to ride comfortably, which can often be a problem in supercars.

The vehicle has a shorter wheelbase than many supercars and is very low to the ground. The appearance of the 720S is very similar to that of other McLaren street vehicles and is just as sporty as their race cars. The company has taken the McLaren street legal vehicle to the next level with the 720S.

Have You Made Your Decision On Which Car To Drive?

The good news is that Falcon Luxury Car Rentals offers its clients a chance to experience a Ferrari 812 Superfast or a McLaren 720S. Our fleet contains each of these limited production supercars. Falcon is pleased to be able to offer their clients the opportunity to drive either, or both, of these magnificent vehicles.

Renting a Ferrari 812 Superfast or a McLaren 720S is quite easy with Falcon. All you have to do is decide the date that you wish to rent the vehicle and request a reservation. One of the car specialists at Falcon will confirm the availability of the vehicle and confirm your reservation. That is all it takes. Once your reservation is confirmed, all you will need to do is enjoy driving these high-performance vehicles.

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