Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Planning to Introduce an 812 Convertible
Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) will follow up its Limited Edition Monzas will a full production run of a 812 roadster aka Spider.
According to a FerrariChat forum frequented by Ferrari fans and owners a convertible version of the Ferrari 812 Superfast is in the works with some clienti saying they have placed deposits on the new Supercar.
It’s not known yet of this new convertible Ferrari 812 Superfast will adopt the ‘Spider’ tag or use the ‘Aperta’ name reserved for exclusive limited-run roadsters, but people who know say the convertible 812 will use a folding hardtop mechanism that looks almost identical to that used on the 488 Spider.
This 812 Superfast will be the 1st convertible V12-powered Ferrari since the 575 Superamerica to feature a fold down roof aka drophead.
The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina and the 599 SA Aperta and most recent F12-based F60 America all used light fabric tops that offered little protection from the elements, of course no 1 drives there Ferrari’s in the rain.
Whatever the application, the appeal of a 812 convertible powered by the same incredible 588kW/718Nm naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 will be almost irresistible to Ferrari fans of the now 812 Superfast, count me among them.
Like the Coupe, even with the additional weight of a folding roof, its performance is likely to be ‘super’, with the V12 convertible easily capable of a sub 2.9 sec run to the 100km/h with a Top Speed of more than 340km/h.
This new Supercar is set to debut early in Y 2019, likely at the Geneva Motor Show in March, it’s not yet known how much the convertible version of the 812 Superfast will cost, my guess is that it will be about $500,000+ US, plus all applicable fees and taxes.
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