Now before you all start ringing up your local Ferrari dealer or inviting your local bank manager round for a meal to meet the family, this is just a rumour, we don’t like to report on rumour’s too often as more often than not they tend to not have much truth in them but news has reached us this particular one could well be the real deal.
According to a respected Ferrari forum in the U.S, it seems some Ferrari owners are receiving invitations to go and see the drop-top version of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, with two events to see the Supercar, on September 2 and 8.
There is no official word from Ferari on this, despite rumour’s going back to last year when details started to emerge of a metal folding drop top of the 812 on the way.
The 812 Superfast replaced the beautiful F12 Berlinetta, that car also had a drop top version in the limited edition F60 America, the F12 Berlinetta-based special edition model was developed to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary in North America in a limited run of just 10 cars. Ferrari owners had the choice of either a removable carbon-fibre hard top; or a fabric top.
The 812 Superfast arrived in 2017 replacing the afore mentioned F12 Berlinetta and F12TDF powered by a 6.5-litre V12 that makes 789 horsepower and 530 lb.-ft. of torque. The V12 horse from the Maranello stables can 60mph from zero in just 2.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 211 mph. Ferrari will be keen that despite any extra weight from the roof-lowering mechanism it won’t want this figures to be affected too much.
Oh and don’t bother contacting your Ferrari dealer just yet, it seem’s one Ferrari customer did just that to put a deposit down on one and was turned down because the dealer had no idea what he was talking about…over to you Ferrari…