The intakes on the bonnet, next to each headlight, channel air into the buttresses which in turn speed up the wind speed as it is pushed out to either side of the vehicle towards the rear, thereby reducing lift.
The air intakes for the engine and brake cooling have a turning vane on the front valance designed to channel air flow towards the outer edges of the valance, thereby reducing the width of the car’s wake and, subsequently, any lift.
The boot spoiler has been increased by 30mm, as was the case with the Tdf, and is said to contribute towards the vehicle’s overall downforce increase of 30% over the F12.
Yes, it all sounds complicated and scientific, but the results are nonetheless palpable — as we found out during our drive on the track and on the road.
There are 20-inch tyres at each corner with the fronts measuring 275/35, while the rear gumballs span 315/35 for good reason.
You see, the 812 Superfast is powered by a front, mid-mounted, normally aspirated 6.5l V12 (200cc larger than the F12) to push out — wait for it — 588kW at a dizzying 8,500r/min, while a stout 718Nm of twist is also achieved at those equally lofty rev heights.
All that is harnessed through a lightning-quick seven-speed dual clutch transmission which is rear transaxle-mounted in the interests of better weight distribution, which is 47% and 53% rear-biased.