The new Ferrari 812 Competizione was just revealed a few weeks ago and Ferrari is already back to show off the targa top version, the Competizione A. Kind of weird that they called it an “A” instead of a “targa” but that’s how they roll.
What is the Ferrari 812 Competizione?
Let’s start with the coupe. As you may have guessed from the name the Ferrari 812 Competizione is a performance variant of the Ferrari 812 Superfast coupe. The 812 Competizione improves on the 812 Superfast in most of the major performance areas of concern: weight, aerodynamics, and power.
The Ferrari 812 Competizione looks mostly similar to the 812 Superfast but with enhanced aerodynamics to improve downforce and airflow.
Notably the Ferrari 812 Competizione ditches the rear glass found on the Superfast and replaces it with a body panel that is equipped with vortex generators. Don’t worry, nothing was visible through the 812 Superfast’s rear glass anyway so may as well use it for downforce right?
Power and weight
The 812 Competizione also has a dry weight that is approximately 84lbs lighter the 812 Superfast. A decent weight savings but not staggering.
Obviously the biggest performance upgrade is found under the hood. The 812 Superfast’s V12 comes in at about 790 horsepower while the Ferrari 812 Competizione’s V12 pushes about 820 horsepower.
The extra power is the result of a lot of small tweaks that combine for the 30 horsepower boost. For example the Ferrari 812 Competizione engine revs to a redline of 9,500 PM which is insane for a V12 engine in a road car.
The high RPMs are possible thanks in part to titanium connecting rods, and several engine components (including the piston pins and cams) being coated in a material Ferrari calls “DLC” or “Diamond-Like Carbon”. We’re assuming that the DLC acts as a protective layer that allows for higher engine rotation speeds while minimizing wear on the components.
Ferrari 812 Competizione A Targa
What is more Italian than taking a bad-ass, track-bred, no nonsense hyper car and taking the roof off it because reasons? Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what Ferrari did today when they revealed the Ferrari 812 Competizione A which is effectively the same car as the Ferrari 812 Competizione but with the slick targa top and a sweet new paint job.
To compensate for the lack of vortex generators the Ferrari 812 Competizione A employs an element between the buttresses across the rear of the car.
Pricing and availability
This area is still a mystery currently. There is no indication of when the Ferrari 812 Competizione or the Competizione A will be available nor the MSRP of either model but I’m going to safely assume that they will set someone back quite a bit of dogecoins.
What do you think of the Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A targa? Speaking of, do you think it was a good idea for Ferrari to take the roof off the Competizione?
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