Alex Misoyannis • Ferrari could be readying a drop-top version of its 812 Superfast grand tourer, according to owners forum users
The report originates from a handful of users of the FerrariChat forum, who claim to have received invites to a Maranello reveal event for the car on the 2nd of September from the Prancing Horse.
The 812 Spider, as it will likely be dubbed, is likely to be a low-volume offering with a short production run, though it's unlikely to have a strictly numbered build like LaFerrari, or the Monza SP1 and SP2 exotics.
The new convertible is set to utilise the same powertrain as the 812 Superfast coupe, meaning a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 producing 588kW of power and 718Nm of torque.
However, the additional heft of the Spider’s folding roof – expected to be a folding hardtop, if rumours from November 2018 are to be believed – means the drop-top's 100km/h sprint will likely be a slightly slower than its fixed-roof sibling.
The last large convertible Ferrari offered as a full-production model was the Superamerica, a drop-top version of the 575 Maranello. A one-off convertible version of the 599 GTB was created, but neither the 599 or F12 Berlinetta were offered with proper 'Spider' variants.
FerrariChat members also claim that a convertible version of the F8 Tributo, dubbed the F8 Tributo Spider, is on track for a reveal later in September, with one user claiming the covers will be taken off on the 13th.
Deliveries of both Spider models are expected to commence in early 2020. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for the latest Ferrari news.