Here's how we'd configure our open-top, V12 Ferrari.
How could the Ferrari 812 Superfast get any better? Well, a convertible version called the Ferrari 812 GTS might be a start. This production-series Spyder model features a naturally aspirated V12 engine now displacing 6.5 liters. The engine revs to an ear-shattering 8,500 rpm and produces 789 horsepower with 530 lb-ft of torque. It will hit 62 mph in less than three seconds and 124 mph in 8.3 seconds on its way to a 211 mph top speed and the best part is, you'll be able to hear all of it more clearly with the roof pulled back.
Ferrari has not announced pricing for the 812 GTS, though we expect it to be more than the Superfast, which starts at $363,730. But even though most of us can't afford one, Ferrari will let you dream about it with the 812 GTS configurator. Here's how we built ours.
Ferrari allows customers to choose from seven solid colors, nine metallic colors, 10 historical colors, and three special colors. Red would be the obvious choice, this being a Ferrari, but since the 812 GTS is a grand tourer we went for a more subtle shade of green called Verde British. We paired this dark exterior with: Matt Grigio Corsa Rims, black brake calipers, Black Ceramic Exhaust Pipes, Daytona Racing Carbon Bucket Seats in Charcoal leather, the Carbon Interior Upgrade, a black tachometer, the passenger display, and black carpets. The configurator is missing a few options, like seat stitching and specific carbon fiber components, but we assume actual buyers will have more detailed choices when they order their cars.
For a more eye-catching configuration, we still wanted to stay away from the red Ferrari cliche so we opted for a yellow called Giallo Modena with yellow brake calipers. We paired this with even darker black tones such as Forged Matte Black Racing Wheels, Carbon Fiber Exterior Components, Black Ceramic Exhaust Pipes, Monocoque Carbon Racing seats finished in Nero leather, and a small touch of color with a yellow tachometer.