Hot on the heels of yesterday’s F8 Spider debut, Ferrari is now introducing yet one more convertible. Primarily based on the V12-engined 812 Superfast coupe, the brand new 812 GTS is touted as being probably the most highly effective cabriolet you should buy due to its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter gasoline engine pushing out 789 horsepower and a large 718 Newton-meters (530 pound-ft) of torque.
To place these numbers into perspective, the new convertible from Maranello outshines not solely the Chevy Corvette ZR1 (C7) Convertible with its 755 hp generated by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8, but additionally, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster rated at 759 hp coming from a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12.
The whole horsepower kicks in at 8,500 rpm, however, the V12 truly redlines at a formidable eight,900 rpm, with the total torque out there from 7,000 rpm. The motive force can entry 80% of the accessible torque from solely three,500 rpm, so it goes without saying the 812 GTS needs to be an actual blast underneath exhausting acceleration.
Very similar to the F8 Spider we talked about at first, the 812 GTS makes use of an electrically retractable hardtop that wants solely 14 seconds to open whereas the automotive is touring at speeds of as much as 28 mph (45 kph). As with nearly every different convertible on the market, chopping off the mounted roof required some strengthening of the chassis, which had an impression on weight as Ferrari had so as to add 75 kilograms (165 kilos). Regardless of placing on some fat, the 812 GTS is claimed to be simply as “elastic” because of the coupe because of specifically calibrated magnetorheological dampers.
One ace up the 812 GTS’ sleeve is the electrically operated rear display screen appearing as a windbreaker. It makes the automobile extra fulfilling and cozy when the roof is down and permits the V12’s superb soundtrack to raised penetrate the cabin whereas the roof is up and the glass is left open.
As a last be aware, it’s value mentioning the 812 GTS is definitely the first entrance-mounted V12 Spider common manufacturing mannequin from Ferrari launched within the final 50 years, after the 1969 365 GTS4 a.k.a. Daytona Spider. There have been different droptops with the V12 up entrance throughout this half a century; however, vehicles just like the 2000 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, 2005 575 Superamerica, 2010 SA Aperta, and the 2014 F60 America have all been limited-run particular editions.