Ferrari brought out the F8 Spider and Ferrari 812 GTS V12 Spider as two of the latest premieres by the Prancing Horse. Both convertibles are unique in its own right.
Let’s start with the F8 Convertible, which replaces the 488 Spider. As a worthy successor, the F8 spider is obviously inspired by the Tributo. The hard top (RHT) takes just 14 seconds to deploy or retract and can be closed or opened while the car is on the move up to 45 km/h. As with the Tributo, the roadster is characterized by a redesigned front end, highlighted by the S-Duct around. Also new is the more compact, horizontal LED headlights. From the rear, the spoiler has been entirely redesigned, now larger and wraps around the rear lights. Other prevalent highlights include the engine cover, the manta-like look of the cover, the two wings from the central volume, the three sculpted strakes on the side elements, and the rear screen.
Inside, the F8 Spider’s cockpit retains the classic, driver-oriented look typical of Ferrari’s mid-rear-engined berlinettas. The dash incorporates an aluminium sail panel supporting the central satellite and continuing into the dash itself. There are an optional 7” touchscreen passenger-side display, classic instrument cluster with its central rev-counter and a reworked central tunnel.
In terms of power, the F8 roadster unleashes 720 cv at 8,000 rpm and also has an impressive specific power output of 185 cv/l. Its maximum torque is now higher at all engine speeds, peaking at 770 Nm at 3,250 rpm.
Overall performance levels are significantly higher than those of the 488 Spider, thanks to the increase in power, weight reduction and improved aerodynamic coefficient. To achieve their goal of making the car’s impressive performance easy to access and control, Ferrari’s engineers worked on integrating engine and aerodynamics performance with the latest iteration of the vehicle dynamics control systems, for example; the Side Slip Control system, new Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer system (FDE+) and more..
Ferrari 812 GTS
As the top flight Convertible or Spider, the V12 812 GTS is inspired by the 812 Superfast. New for this top shelf Ferrari roadster are muscular wheelarches, a redesigned rear end with a hard top, a new rear diffusor and the multi-spoke forged wheels in three variations (diamond-finish, liquid silver and Grigio Scuro).
When power is concerned, the 812 roadster V12 pushes an impressive 800 cv at 8500 rpm and 718 Nm of torque. It takes just 3 seconds to dash from 0 – 100 km/h.