It has only been half a century since Ferrari introduced a Grand Touring Spider. The GTS acronym is a recipe that calls for a beastly V12 and an optional roof. The last time one was in series-production was the 1969 Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider, a highly sought-after collectible. To show the world they haven’t lost their mojo, the Ferrari 812 GTS was just unveiled in Maranello.
Based on the 812 Superfast, it has a retractable hardtop that can operate up to 28 mph. Power comes from a new & larger version of their incredible V12. It is rated at 800 metric horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 530 lb-ft of torque. Fuel pressure has been increased to 5,000 psi to match the bump in displacement. Growing from 6.2 to 6.5 liters allows 80% of the torque to be available at only 3,500 rpm.
Aside from incredible power and looks, the car will arrive with anticipated technology. Ferrari Peak Performance uses the electric power steering to place a load on the steering wheel. This feedback has been lost since hydraulic power steering, and it is the computer’s way to let you know when you are at the limit.
Ferrari Power Oversteer will guide the steering wheel into opposite lock if you smoke the tires in a corner, gently leading you in the direction you wanted to go as you smoke everyone behind you. The Magneride shocks have been calibrated to handle the 165 lbs added by the top and chassis reinforcement. If you don’t need all the latest tech, our dealers have plenty of 812 Superfast coupes available. Click the link below, and stay with us for all your Ferrari news.