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Ferrari Introduces Two Incredible New Drop-Top Convertibles

By November 25, 2019 No Comments

Earlier this month at Universo Ferrari’s world premiere event located on the grounds of the legendary Fiorano circuit in Modena Italy, two Incredible new drop-top Ferraris were introduced: The Ferrari 812 GTS which earns the title of Ferrari’s most powerful convertible ever and the F8 Spider which sports Ferrari’s award-winning twin-turbo V8 plus a few additional horses.

 Ferrari 812 GTS

The Ferrari 812 GTS marks the triumphant return of the legendary front-mounted V12 convertible after a 50-year hiatus since the introduction of the 1969 365 GTS4 “Daytona Spider”. This new drop-top was developed from the 812 Superfast with the goal of retaining the exhilarating feeling of speed and power delivered by the berlinetta version but with the added luxury and comfort of allowing occupants to bask in the unique soundtrack of the naturally-aspirated V12. The Ferrari engineers accomplished this feat by integrating a retractable hardtop, which does not impinge upon the interior dimensions, thus maintaining the donor car’s roomy cockpit. Although, one notable deviation is the re-designed rear section highlighted by two buttresses which were designed to visually embody a sense of forward thrust and lend a signature look that would set the spider apart from the berlinetta.

Technical Specifications

Engine
Type V12 – 65°
Overall Displacement 6496 cc
Maximum power output* 588k W (800 cv) at 8500 RPM
Maximum torque 718 Nm at 7000 RPM
Specific power output 123 cv/l
Max. engine Speed 8.900 RPM
Compression ratio 13.6:1
Dimensions and Weight
Length 4693 mm
Width 1971 mm
Height 1276 mm
Wheelbase 2720 mm
Dry weight 1600 kg**
Weight Distribution 47% ant – 53% post
Tyres
Front 275/35 ZR 20″ 10″ J
Rear 315/35 ZR 20″ 11.5″ J
Transmission and Gearbox 7-speed dual Clutch Gearbox
Electronic Controls EPS, PCV 2.0, E-Diff3, F1-Trac, ABS/EBD
prestazionale con Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC 5.0
Performance
0-100 km/h <3.0 sec
0-200 km/h 8.3 sec
Max. Speed over 340 km/h

Fuel consumption and emissions
Under homologation
* With 98 octane-rated petrol and dynamic ram effect. Engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International System of Units (SI) and in CV (1KW=1.3596216 cv).
** With optional equipment

Ferrari F8 Spider

As in traditional Ferrari fashion, the F8 Spider was designed with the goal of outperforming its predecessor. This was quite a challenge considering the greatness of the 488 Spider, but after implementing technical advancements from Ferrari’s racing experience the legendary 488 Pista, Ferrari engineers managed to squeeze an additional 50 cv from the award-winning twin-turbo V8 engine and cut 20 kg from the entire vehicle. Mate these performance advancements with a retractable hardtop that takes just 14 seconds to deploy and the F8 Spider sets a new benchmark for the open-air sports car in terms of usable performance and exceptional handling, whilst providing an incredibly rewarding driving experience.

Technical Specifications
Engine
Type V8 – 90° – turbo – dry sump
Overall Displacement 3902 cc
Maximum power output* 720 cv (530 kW) @ 8000 RPM
Maximum torque 770 Nm @ 3250 RPM
Specific power output 185 cv/l
Max. engine Speed 8.000 RPM
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Dimensions and Weight
Length 4611 mm
Width 1979 mm
Height 1206 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Dry weight 1400 kg**
Weight Distribution 41.5% front – 58.5% rear
Tyres
Front 245/35 ZR 20 J9.0
Rear 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
Transmission and Gearbox 7-speed, dual-clutch F1 gearbox
Electronic Controls E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high performance ABS/EBD with Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, FDE+, SSC 6.1
Performance
0-100 km/h 2.9 sec
0-200 km/h 8.2 sec
Max. Speed 340 km/h

Fuel consumption and emissions
Under homologation
* With 98 octane petrol
** With optional contents