If you could own a drop-top supercar, what would it be? In fact, if you think about it, options aren’t in abundance. Perhaps a Huracan Spyder? Maybe a McLaren 720S? What if you aren’t attracted to the mid-engine design/layout? Where else could you look?
If a (fast) grand tourer is what you want – something with a long nose and a short tail – and you prefer your beauties topless than fully covered up – I don’t think there is anything else more complete than the new 812 GTS that’s now available in Malaysia.
For a cool RM1.5 million, obviously before taxes and customisations, the 812 GTS is perhaps the most all-rounded grand tourer you can buy at the moment. Bentley Continental GT Convertible? Well not everyone wants to look like a Kardashian and no disrespect to Bentley, it’s just isn’t as quick as the 812 GTS.
They’re obviously for different types of enthusiasts – the former for someone who prefers everything to appear grand and shiny with the texture of a baby’s bottom while the latter, based on the 812 Superfast we reviewed, is for those who’d be inclined to feed humble pies to the GTR tailgating behind, while on a road trip.
That’s because the numbers on this thing is just frightening – 0 to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds, 0 to 200 in 8.3 seconds, with a top speed of over 340 km/h! In fact, despite the additional 75 kg of weight from the folding roof mechanism, it’s almost, if not as quick as the hardtop 812 Superfast.
The source of 812 GTS’ fury lies in the same 6.5-litre V12 engine found in the 812 Superfast, with 800 hp and 718 Nm; and it’s not even turbocharged!
The entire rear end of the car including the roof, tonneau cover and luggage compartment, have been redesigned. The retractable hard top can open and close in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h. The electric rear screen acts as a wind-deflector and even with the roof up, it can be left opened to allow occupants to bask in the majestic roar of the 812 GTS’ V12 engine.
The new Ferrari 812 GTS starts from RM1,538,000 (before duties, customisation options, taxes and insurance). It can be viewed privately at the Naza Italia Ferrari City in Kuala Lumpur.