2021 Ferrari 812 Superfast Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Overview

It seems that the auto industry is awed by alphanumeric names for models even though a lot aren’t logical and aren’t as memorable as the names they replace, like Kia K5 (formerly Optima). When Ferrari’s 812 series, the company has some reason for giving these front-engined grand tourers a number. The first number refers to its power output of 800 cavalli-vapore, which is Italian for horsepower. This translates to 789 horses in this region of the Atlantic. And the 12? This corresponds to the number of cylinders these amazing prancing horses feature a mellow naturally aspirated V-12, housed between front fenders that are so well formed that they could have been made by Michelangelo. The engine is able to send torque only for the back wheels of the 812 Superfast coupe, and the forthcoming retractable-hardtop 812 GTS. Once it goes on sale in 2021, it’ll be this as the only time in nearly 50 years that Ferrari offers customers the choice of a convertible with 12 cylinders. In comparison to the Superfast GTS, the GTS has a similar elegant appearance, however its tail end is adorned with two buttresses that serve as the roof’s folding mechanism. According to Ferrari the GTS “visually embody a sense of forward thrust.” You can purchase them as we would purchase the model with the same name.

What’s New for 2021?

The 812 line-up gains the option of a convertible version. The model is dubbed the GTS droptop, this model has a lot in common with the coupe, such as its naturally aspirated V-12engine, its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and its top speed of 211 miles per hour. You can be sure it’s also fast although that’s not part of the description.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Ferrari provides the 812 Superfast and GTS in a single specification that features brake rotors made of carbon-ceramic, 20-inch wheels, as well as interiors smothered with aromatic leather. The buyers can choose from a wide range of colors for paint, interior trims, as well as wheels, however that’s the extent of personalization. We’d suggest the GTS that lets us enjoy the sensation of hair that has been swept and take long drives along the Pacific Coast Highway or through the Catskills.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Ferrari’s 812s draw their power from 789 horsepower 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 530 pounds of torque for the rear axles using an automatic with seven speeds. True to the name of the coupe it’s superfast with 211 mph according to the maker. We’ve not yet tested the convertible 812 but it is among the most fast. We tested it and it ran to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. It’s an incredible performance, even though it is slower than that of the McLaren 720S, which made the race in 2.7 seconds. Ferrari says the GTS could reach 60 approximately a tenth of a second faster than the Superfast probably due to the chassis reinforcements, which makes the convertible two hundred pounds more heavy over the coupe. We found the GTS’s handling quite agile for a car that weighs close to two tons. One or two of our drivers complained that the dual-clutch gearbox could produce some harsh shifts however the engine sound, unaffected by turbos or superchargers–makes the uproar more bearable. The car is simply mesmerizing The exhaust note begins with a guttural growl, and then escalates to a ear-piercing shriek. The regular carbon-ceramic brakes bring this car to a swift and decisive stop. The coupe required only 142 feet to stop at 70 mph during our tests.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

In 2021, the Ferrari 812 Superfast chugs fuel by averaging 12 mpg when driving in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the highway according to the EPA’s benchmark. The Lamborghini Huracan, a main rival, though equipped with a V-10 engine–fares better, with the equivalent of 18 and 13 mpg and 18 mpg in the same areas. In our test with the 812 Superfast it only managed 11 mpg, which is two points below the combined 13-mpg rating. We’re yet to get our feet on an 812 GTS however, given its EPA rating of 12 mpg in the city and 15 mpg for highway which isn’t a lot, we’re not sure it’ll perform well in this regard. In fact, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The cabin of the 812 has two seats, decently spacious interiors, excellent ergonomics, and a modern design. In hopes that drivers will enjoy the grand-touring style that is the 812’s design and remain on the steering wheel in all times, Ferrari eliminated the typical steering wheel stalks, and instead installed buttons for turn signals and wipers on the wheels. In terms of storage capacity the coupe stands out from its rivals, with the equivalent of 18 cubic feet storage space. The same isn’t true for the convertible, however. The GTS’s roof-folding system cuts it down to seven cubes. It’s necessary to carry the majority of your baggage ahead.

Infotainment and Connectivity

All 812 convertibles and coupes include the six-speaker stereo. But why would you want to listen to that when you can have an integrated V-12 music? A navigation system that is integrated with voice activation is standard, as are Bluetooth phone pairing as well as music streaming. Owners have the option of having Apple CarPlay capability, but Android users have no choice.

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