The Ferrari 812 GTS arrive as Ferarri’s second convertible reveal at Frankfurt, the first proper production V12 Ferrari convertible since the 1960s Ferrari Daytona.
It’s a bust run-up to this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, with the F8 Spider already revealed and now as second Ferrari Convertible – the new Ferrari 812 GTS – unveiled as Ferrari delivers its full brace of new summer cars just as winter looms in the Northern Hemisphere.
Ferrari may have dug up the GTS badge from its past to stick on this new convertible, but it is, as you have no doubt deduced, an 812 Convertible, and it arrives exactly 50 years since the 365 GTS4 – aka the Ferrari Daytona – arrived in 1969.
With the same 6.5 litre engine as the 812 Superfast, the 812 GTS uses its 789bhp and 530lb/ft of torque to hit 62mph in under 3.0 seconds and on to 211mph, and gets Ferrari’s Side Slip Control and Peak Performance Assist to help you nudge a wayward back end in to line.
Just like the F8 Spider, the 812 GTS gets a roof which opens and shuts in 14 seconds at up to 28mph, with a back end re-designed with a pair of buttresses to accommodate the folding roof mechanism, a rear diffuser with an additional flap and air vents on top of the rear flank to channel troublesome air from the wheel well. There’s also two L-shaped flaps at the top of the windscreen to create a vortex to avoid extra pressure behind the occupants heads when the roof is open.
It’s a new convertible V12 Ferrari. What’s not to like?