By Staff Reporter
Ferrari has taken covers off the 812 GTS which it bills as the world’s fastest convertible. Based on 812 Superfast, the 812 GTS is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter petrol engine with a massive 588 kW of power and a whopping 718 Nm of torque.
The 812 GTS’s roof can be can be retracted or deployed in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h. This is the same time it will take the F8 Spider to do the same job. Going topless has meant that the GTS has had to put on an extra 75 kilograms for a stronger chassis although Ferrari maintains that the car is as nimble as the coupe.
The GTS also gains a back screen which acts as a windbreaker. Ferrari says this makes the car more enjoyable and comfortable when the roof is down. No doubt the sound of the V12 sounds better when not competing with the wind.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster beating 812 GTS will do 100 km/h in under three seconds and 200 km/h in 8,3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 340 km/h. Not only does the convertible 812 GTS enjoy thumping the competition, it becomes the first front-mounted V12 Ferrari Spider in 50 years. Other such models were not full productions models but limited editions.
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