Ferrari brings two iconic models of its collection into Southeast Asia, the 812 GTS and the F8 Spider.
Through these times of uncertainty, leave it to the Prancing Horse to lead by example. Ferrari has been in top form as of late, doing its best for its country amidst the healthcare crisis. And thanks to Naza Italia, now we can have the best of what Ferrari has to offer — its cars.
Both the Ferrari 812 GTS and the Ferrari F8 Spider made its global debuts in September 2019 and we can soon see it on our highways. The 812 GTS is a convertible option of the 812 Superfast while the F8 Spider acts as the drop-top twin of the F8 Tributo.
Given Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia’s warmer climates, it makes sense to have a convertible on our streets. The same can be said for the Portofino.
Essentially a drop-top 812 Superfast, the Ferrari 812 GTS makes a triumphant return with its model type playing a pivotal role in the marque’s history since the foundation. The car features the most powerful V12 engine, making it the fastest convertible in the market.
The 812 GTS takes after its sibling in both specifications and performance, most notably with the same F140 V12 engine. It puts out 789hp with 718Nm of torque. As of 2018, the 812 GTS has been considered to be the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.
The rear of the car has also been completely redesigned. This includes the roof, the tonneau cover, and the luggage compartment. This is where the retractable roof is stowed. The retractable hardtop (RHT) can open in just 14 seconds and at speeds of up to 45kmh. This, however, does not impinge on the dimensions inside, ensuring that the driver’s cockpit is still roomy.
Much like the 812 GTS, the Ferrari F8 Spider is a drop-top version of the F8 Tributo. Essentially, it replaces the iconic Ferrari 488, bringing about notable changes in both its looks and performance. The F8 Spider marks an evolution for the species, pairing its most successful mid-rear-mounted V8 engine.
This resides at the heart of the car, the 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged F154 V8 engine. It can put out 710hp as well as 770Nm of torque. The F8 Spider can go from 0-100kmh in just under three seconds, 0-200kmh in just 7.6 seconds, and it has a top speed of 340kmh. If this doesn’t make it the fastest convertible mid-rear-mounted V8 supercar, we don’t know what is.
To put it into perspective, the F154 V8 has won the “International Engine of the Year Award” for four consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). The F8 Spider also comes with the same extractable roof mechanism as well as functioning on the same timing.
Pricing & Availability
The Ferrari 812 GTS is available from the base price of RM1,538,000 before duties, taxes, insurance, and customisation offers. The same goes for the Ferrari F8 Spider, which is available from RM1,178,000.
(All images courtesy of Ferrari.)