Ferrari releases first glimpse of new 812 Superfast in action

Ferrari has released the first video footage of its new 812 Superfast in action.

The short clip shows the supercar driving along winding coastal roads, with its sonorous V12 engine at full chat.

The 812, which replaces the F12, is powered by a massive 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces a staggering 789bhp – making it the most powerful front-engined Ferrari ever.

This enables it to sprint from 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 211mph.

A new set of diffusers ahead of the Superfast's front wheels help draw air beneath the car to improve downforce, while a spoiler at the rear also aids traction at high speeds.

Prices have not yet been announced for the 812 Superfast, although it is expected to start north of £240,000 – which was the starting price for its predecessor.