Ferrari is giving the 812 Superfast a very special send-off.
Ferrari hasn't publically announced it, but we've known for a while the 812 Superfast will be getting a special send-off with a new, more hardcore variant evoking the spirit of the F12 tdf before it. Last month, a private video hosted by Ferrari's chief marketing officer, Enrico Galliera, sent to Ferrari customers leaked announcing its new track toy will be called the "812 Versione Speciale," which is Italian for "812 Special Version".
This will be the first time Ferrari has used the Speciale moniker since the 458 Speciale launched in 2014. Now, a photo of the 812 Versione Speciale has leaked online via Instagram page Automobiliardent, giving us our first look at the car uncamouflaged.
As you would expect from a track-focused version of the 812 Superfast, the Versione Speciale is showing off some aggressive aero. Compared to the 812 Superfast, the rear glass has been replaced with a vented roof and the hood features a massive intake. We only get to see the car from above in the blurry photo, but spy shots of prototypes have shown the track-focused 812 will also be fitted with a larger rear diffuser and redesigned bumpers
Power will be sourced from the same 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V12 as the 812 Superfast. In the 812 Superfast, this unit produces 788 horsepower and 529 lb-ft, but the Versione Speciale will reportedly have around 880 hp to play with.
This will mark the end of an era because the Versione Speciale will be the last Ferrari to be powered by a naturally-aspirated V12 before the Italian automaker expands its electrified lineup with a new hybrid supercar slotting below the SF90 Stradale. Like the F12 tdf, production of the 812 Versione Speciale will be limited.
Allegedly, 999 coupe versions of the track-focused 812 will roll off the production alongside 499 open-top Apertas. Pricing remains unknown, but it will be more expensive than the standard 812 Superfast, which starts at $335,000 for the coupe and $363,730 for the GTS convertible. The 812 Versione Speciale is expected to debut in April, but Ferrari will hopefully release an official teaser image in higher quality before then to whet our appetite.