We might have just left Summer behind as we look towards the autumnal months ahead but Ferrari is still in the mood for drop top motoring as it is set to reveal not one but two new ‘Spider’ models this month. Following a private viewing of the two this week in Maranello, potential buyers were given an exclusive first-look at both of the new Spiders today during a private event.
Rumours have been surfacing for a while that Ferrari’s range topping 812 Superfast was set to get the chop, bringing a V12 Spider to market, the 812 is rumoured to get another name rather than Spider, with the roof taking 14 seconds to go down and able to open up to speeds of 45kph. So far very little else is known about the 812 Spider as potential buyers are sworn to secrecy, the V12-engined grand tourer shouldn’t differ too much from the fixed-head coupe, the front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive supercar has a 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 producing 800 PS (789 hp / 588 kW) and 718 Nm (530 lb-ft) of torque, rumours also suggest the engine could receive the tune seen in the Monza SP1 and SP2. The 812 Spider is set to be officially revealed on September 9.
September will continue to be a busy month for the prancing horse as the F8 Spider debuts on the 24th, The V8 Spider will be the open-top version of the F8 Tributo, the new Spider will have the same 3.9-litre, twin-turbo V8 as its fixed-roof sibling, which produces 720 PS (710 hp / 530 kW) and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque. Performance is also expected to remain the same, with a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds before maxing out at 211 mph.
Just as we all take in what will undoubtedly be two sensational cars, Ferrari haven’t finished unveiling new cars just yet in 2019, before the end of the year a new grand tourer is also expected to be revealed , possibly the V6 hybrid we have been hearing about for quite a while.