The 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany is underway and so far one of the biggest highlights of the show has to be Ferrari unveiling two brand new Spider supercars, the V8 Ferrari F8 Spider and V12 Ferrari 812 GTS.
The Ferrari F8 Spider was designed in parallel with the F8 Tributo berlinetta. It is less extreme than the 488 Pista Spider, but sportier than the 488 Spider which it replaces in the range.
The engine is a development of the V8 that won the “International Engine of the Year Award” for four consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and that was also selected as the best engine of the last two decades.
The 3902 cc unit unleashes 720 cv at 8,000 rpm (a 50 cv increase in power compared to the 488 Spider) and also has an impressive specific power output of 185 cv/l. Its maximum torque is now higher at all engine speeds, peaking at 770 Nm at 3,250 rpm (10 Nm higher than on the 488 Spider).
Performance-wise, the Ferrari F8 Spider, using a 7-speed, dual-clutch F1 gearbox, accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, from 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.2 seconds, and will hit a maximum speed of 340 km/h (211.27 mph).
The new V12 Ferrari 812 GTS is now the most powerful production convertible on the market. The 812 GTS is the spider version of the 812 Superfast, from which it takes both its specifications and performance, most notably the power unit which, thanks to its ability to unleash a massive 800 cv at 8500 rpm. 80% of maximum torque is available at just 3500 rpm.
The 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox serves to enhance the car’s sportiness with shortened gear ratios, meaning occupants will instantly feel that the car’s response to the throttle.
Performance-wise, the Ferrari 812 GTS accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in under 3 seconds, from 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.3 seconds, and will hit a maximum speed of over 340 km/h (211.27 mph).
It also comes in red.