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Not only have Ferrari introduced the F8 Spider, but also the first new front engine V12 Spider since the Daytona

 

From the Ferrari press release:

Exactly 50 years on from the debut of the last spider in the Ferrari range to sport a front-mounted V12, the 812 GTS hails a triumphant return for  a model type that has played a pivotal role in the marque’s history since its foundation. 

The Ferrari V12 spider story features many iconic models and began in 1948 with the 166 MM, an authentic thoroughbred competition GT that won the two most prestigious endurance races in the world in 1949: the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The last in that long lineage was the 1969 365 GTS4, also known as the Daytona Spider because of Ferrari’s legendary victory in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona when two works 330 P4s and the NART-entered 412 P took the chequered flag side-by-side to occupy the top three places.

The front-mounted V12 architecture has not been used in a Ferrari series-production spider since the 365 GTS4. That said, four special series limited editions have been launched: the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina in 2000, the Superamerica in 2005, the SA Aperta in 2010 and, most recently, the F60 America of which just 10 were built to celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year on the American market in 2014. 

Like its historic predecessors, the 812 GTS sets a new benchmark in terms of performance and exclusivity. Sporting Ferrari’s majestic 800 cv V12, it is not merely the most powerful production spider on the market, but also the most versatile, thanks to its retractable hard top, a unique feature in this segment which also guarantees a larger boot capacity. 

The retractable hard top (RHT), which opens in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h, does not impinge upon the interior dimensions, thus maintaining the donor car’s roomy cockpit. The electric rear screen, which acts as a wind-stop, makes the car truly useable with the top down while, with the top up, it can be left open to allow occupants to continue to luxuriate in the naturally-aspirated V12’s unique soundtrack.

 

FERRARI 812 GTS
Technical Specifications

 

 Engine               
 
 Type   V12 - 65°
 Overall displacement  6496 cc
 Bore and stroke  94x78 mm
 Maximum power output*  588 kW (800 cv) at 8500 rpm
 Maximum torque*  718 Nm at 7000 rpm
 Specific power output  123 cv/l
 Max. engine speed   8.900 rpm
 Compression ratio  13.6:1

                                                               

 

Dimensions and weight

 
Length  4693 mm
Width                                                              1971 mm
Height                                                             1276 mm
Wheelbase  2720 mm
Front track  1672 mm
Rear track  1645 mm
Dry weight**  1600 kg
Weight distribution  47% ant - 53% post
Boot capacity  210 l
Fuel tank capacity   92 l

 

 Tyres                  
 
 Front                                                               275/35 ZR 20” 10” J
 Rear                                                                315/35 ZR 20” 11.5” J
 Brakes 
 
 Front                                                               398x223x38 mm
 Rear                                                                360x233x32 mm

 

 

 Transmission and gearbox
 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox
 Electronic controls  EPS, PCV 2.0, E-Diff3, F1-Trac, ABS/EBD

prestazionale con Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC 5.0

 Performance                  
 
 0-100 km/h  <3.0 sec
 0-200 km/h  8.3 sec
 Max. speed    over 340 km/h

 

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