RE: Ferrari 812 Superfast Spider leaks

RE: Ferrari 812 Superfast Spider leaks

Friday 6th September

Ferrari 812 Superfast Spider leaks

812hp drop top and convertible version of the new F8 Tributo have been papped at a private event



Images of what look to be Spider versions of Ferrariโ€™s 812 Superfast and new F8 Tributo have leaked onto social media, suggesting theyโ€™re set for official reveal in the very near future. The pictures show an open-top 812 on stage, as well as illustrated sketches of both it and a convertible version of the 720hp F8. The latter will come as no surprise, what with each of its predecessors spawning drop-top variants. But the arrival of an 812 Spider starts a new trend in the lineage.

With so much power on offer from both the 812 and F8 coupes, donโ€™t expect the addition of electric folding roof gubbins to have much impact on straight-line performance. The hard-top models both hit 62mph in 2.9 seconds and history suggests thereโ€™s likely to be no perceivable drop in acceleration with the convertibles. And weโ€™re not expecting any changes to engine output because, well, the 812 and F8 arenโ€™t exactly lacking.ย 

However, unlike McLaren and its carbon tub cars, Ferrariโ€™s mostly aluminium models will almost certainly lose some structural rigidity with the transformation. That being said, the Maranello firm did a pretty fine job of clawing it back with the 488 Spider, suggesting the only real penalty for the upcoming convertibles will be added weight. The visceral gains, however, will likely be substantial โ€“ particularly for those in the already very vocal 812. We await official word from Ferrari with interestโ€ฆ



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bertie

Original Poster:

8,052 posts

229 months

Friday 6th September
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Rag top?

The V8 Spider not been a "rag top" since the 430.

dibblecorse

5,100 posts

137 months

Friday 6th September
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Ha ha ha, and we ALL know who took the pic ..........

JuniorD

6,500 posts

168 months

Friday 6th September
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I thought this was going to be a complaint about how the Ferrari 812 suffers from unwanted water ingress around its convertible roof.


As for the car, the rearmost edge of the windscreen surround extends too close to the rear bulkhead imo

simonbamg

353 posts

68 months

Friday 6th September
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dibblecorse said:
Ha ha ha, and we ALL know who took the pic ..........
Who?

Vee12V

834 posts

105 months

Friday 6th September
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The outlines on the last photo make it look like a Corvette...

Other than that, imagine the V12 noise without a roof.

DanG355

98 posts

146 months

Friday 6th September
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Can anyone think of a "convertible" with a smaller roof opening as a percentage of the overall length of the car?! That open top is tiny. Purely one for the posers and grey haired Monaco residents.

I am a fan of the coupe version - lovely blue one delivered today




simonwhite2000

1,128 posts

42 months

Friday 6th September
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My lord that blue is utterly incredible. Gobsmacked.

chelme

631 posts

115 months

Friday 6th September
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Loving the look of the convertible 812.

Confident it will be just as well sorted as the Coupe, but with the details of the V12 scream heightened.

Butter Face

19,186 posts

105 months

Friday 6th September
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simonbamg said:
dibblecorse said:
Ha ha ha, and we ALL know who took the pic ..........
Who?
Bottom of this page

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

C.MW

163 posts

14 months

Saturday 7th September
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Looks like someone pinched its front and rear and stretched hard. The rear pulled out and up.

Maldini35

2,158 posts

133 months

Saturday 7th September
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I’m sure it’ll be a riot to drive, it’s just a shame it doesn’t look better.

The convertible looks like a cartoon car in that picture.

The design is so heavy handed with the exaggerated long bonnet, high waistline and stubby, high rear end.



ntiz

875 posts

81 months

Saturday 7th September
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I thought they always did convertibles of the v12 cars but just limited run with massive price tags?

Would be a change if regular model anyone can walk in and buy.

GranCab

1,543 posts

91 months

Saturday 7th September
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Butter Face said:
simonbamg said:
dibblecorse said:
Ha ha ha, and we ALL know who took the pic ..........
Who?
Bottom of this page

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Naughty naughty ... we all had stickers put over our 'phone camera lenses on the way in ...

bertie

Original Poster:

8,052 posts

229 months

Saturday 7th September
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GranCab said:
Naughty naughty ... we all had stickers put over our 'phone camera lenses on the way in ...
And checked on the way out

biggrim

77 posts

120 months

Saturday 7th September
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Someone with a phone with a pop up front facing camera per chance?

RSTurboPaul

884 posts

203 months

Saturday 7th September
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Ferrari won't be happy bunnies!


(Remind me what job that chap does again? lol)

The Li-ion King

922 posts

9 months

Saturday 7th September
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DanG355 said:
Can anyone think of a "convertible" with a smaller roof opening as a percentage of the overall length of the car?! That open top is tiny. Purely one for the posers and grey haired Monaco residents.

I am a fan of the coupe version - lovely blue one delivered today

Gorgeous colour cloud9

GCH

2,640 posts

147 months

Sunday 8th September
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GranCab said:
Butter Face said:
simonbamg said:
dibblecorse said:
Ha ha ha, and we ALL know who took the pic ..........
Who?
Bottom of this page

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Naughty naughty ... we all had stickers put over our 'phone camera lenses on the way in ...
Did you end up at Berghain by mistake? hehe

Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Sunday 8th September
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'Convertible'? We seem to be getting very loose with this description - even calling it a Spider/Spyder is pushing it, when it is basically a Targa at best. But an actual convertible, when you are only basically taking out something the size of an average sunroof? Nah! They used to do it right back when the 348 and 355 had the 3 distinct body-styles: GTB, GTS and Convertible/Spider, but can't get much 'wind in the hair' in this thing (even if it was grey hair or a wig!).

BVB

658 posts

98 months

Monday 9th September
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That Superfast looks outstanding. Wow.