789bhp 812 Superfast convertible set to be unveiled alongside new F8 Spider, as images from corporate event suggest
Felix Page Autocar writer
6 September 2019

Ferrari looks set to unveil two important new convertible models according to images circulating on social media. 

One image, posted to Facebook by Ferrari fan page ‘Cavallino Rampante’ (Prancing Horse), shows what appears to be a drop-top version of the firm’s 812 Superfast at a corporate or private customer event. 

Bodywork changes over the existing hardtop variant appear to be limited to the addition of a pair of prominent rear buttresses, similar to those on the limited-run SP1 and SP2 Monza, which should enhance aerodynamic efficiency with the roof down. 

There’s no official word yet on the V12’s performance details, but if (as expected) the new model features the same 789bhp 6.5-litre unit as the coupé, it will be one of the most powerful production convertibles in the world. 

Also inbound, as shown in an image published by Instagram user trax_x, is a Spider variant of the new F8 Tributo

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We’ve only seen it in silhouette form so far, but, as with the 812 Spider, it looks to bear a strong resemblance to its hardtop counterpart, with subtle styling changes at the rear to accommodate a folding roof. 

It is unclear how soon the models will make their official debut, but given they appear to have been revealed to customers already, we can expect to find out more in the coming days. 

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6 September 2019
So a targa Superfast (although it will have the Aperta roof mechanism and the worlds most obvious derivative of the new F8, the folding hardtop version like we have seen since the 458 onwards.

Wow, who knew these were coming.

6 September 2019

 Come Autocar get rid of these free loading spammers!, the 812 I thought were the start of better looking a Ferrari’s, this looks ok, a touch Uncle Sam maybe, but quite nice just the same....

6 September 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Come Autocar get rid of these free loading spammers!, the 812 I thought were the start of better looking a Ferrari’s, this looks ok, a touch Uncle Sam maybe, but quite nice just the same....

Just stop being polite and get over it. This 812 Spyder looks like a Viper, and is ugly. It’s not ‘nice’. In fact I would argue that there’s not being a single good looking V12 Ferrari well since after the Daytona.

6 September 2019
manicm wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Come Autocar get rid of these free loading spammers!, the 812 I thought were the start of better looking a Ferrari’s, this looks ok, a touch Uncle Sam maybe, but quite nice just the same....

Just stop being polite and get over it. This 812 Spyder looks like a Viper, and is ugly. It’s not ‘nice’. In fact I would argue that there’s not being a single good looking V12 Ferrari well since after the Daytona.

Well the 80s open top Testarossa was ‘nice’.

6 September 2019

 Is that before the 73’ Daytona...?

7 September 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Is that before the 73’ Daytona...?

Yep, the 73’ Daytona was the last great looking V12 spyder from Ferrari. The 812 coupe already is an uglier F12, and this admittedly blurry photo of the 812 spyder is wholly unflattering to say the least.

6 September 2019

He lets BMW build X5 and other super BMWs in the US of A. Nutty darling, are you going into town?! Can you pick up my prescription please my love?! I've run out of the blue ones and I've only got two oblong ones left?! xx

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