Ferrari revealed two brand new drop-top models, the F8 Spider, and the 812 GTS, which are the convertible versions of the F8 Tributo and the 812 Superfast respectively.
Like its predecessor 488 Spider, the Ferrari F8 Spider uses a retractable hardtop and this time It only takes 14 seconds to fully open or retract at the speed of up to 45 km/h. Like every convertible, the F8 Spider is slightly heavier than the F8 Tributo at 1,400 kg dry weight compared with 1,330 kg of the hardtop, yet it is 20 kg lighter than 488 Spider thanks to he. The new design results in greater support force, better cooling and 10% more aerodynamic than its predecessor.
Inside it is the same 3.9-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine as the F8 Tributo coupe, which now delivers 710 hp and 770 Nm and powers the drop-top to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and continue to reach the 340 km/h top speed.
The new 812 GTS, meanwhile, marks the return of a spider with a front V12 in the Ferrari range exactly 50 years after the introduction of the 365 GTS4 in 1969 that better known as the “Daytona Spider”. Only special series limited edition models have been offered in the previous half-century, including the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina in 2000, the Superamerica in 2005, the Aperta SA in 2010 and the F60 America in 2014.
Like the F8 Spider, the new 812 GTS features a retractable hardtop that opens or closes in just 14 seconds and up to 45 km/h. There’s an electrically operated rear windscreen that can be lowered even when the roof is closed, so the fantastic V12 soundtrack can always be enjoyed to its full. The powerful 6.5-liter, 789 hp engine can push the 812 GTS sprint over 340 km/h, and 0-100 km/h comes in less than 3 seconds.
The 812 GTS has a redesigned rear to accompany the retractable roof, but the new silhouette also offers a new kind of sleekness different from the 812 Superfast, characterized by the two buttresses. The diffuser has also been remodeled – now featuring an additional flap – to compensate for the absence of rear wheel arch by-pass duct as seen on the 812 Superfast.
Deliveries of the F8 Spider and the 812 GTS will begin in 2020 summer.