The special supercar has already sold out.
It's been barely a day since Ferrari revealed its fantastic new 812 Competizione and Competizione A, V12 hypercars with the most powerful engines of their kind ever. You may have seen that these spectacular machines are not hardcore racers with the bare bones in creature comforts either - their stunning performance is balanced by a sublime cabin. In case you've missed all our stories on the car so far, let's just give you the headlines: the 6.5-liter V12 now produces an astonishing 830 horsepower with 510 lb-ft of torque and revs all the way to 9,500 rpm. After reading that, we're sure you'd love to experience either version of the car, but unless you have some well-connected friends who already have an order in, you're too late - the Competizione is sold out.
According to new information, we now know how many of each version Ferrari will produce. The coupe will see just 999 examples, while the Competizione A, or 'Aperta', is even rarer with just 599 units slated for production, and in typical Ferrari fashion, every one of the 1,598 cars has sold out. As limited-run, special-edition models, Ferrari offered them to its most loyal and loaded customers. Ferrari's chief marketing and commercial officer, Enrico Galliera, explains: "We contacted our clients before, giving them the right of first refusal, and of course, the reaction has been incredible. Many clients are asking for the car, but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy all the requests."
The reason these cars are limited is down to the V12, as Ferrari says that "every single versione speciale of the V12 has always been limited." As for when these lucky buyers will get to see their collector's items in the metal, deliveries of the coupe are expected to start in the first quarter of next year, while Aperta deliveries should commence in the fourth quarter of the year. As for the price of each, that has been revealed too: In Italy, the 812 Competizione costs €499,000 while the Competizione A costs €578,000. In our money, that's $600,000 for the coupe and $695,000 for the convertible. If these are among the last of the N/A V12s Ferrari ever sells, those prices will prove to be a bargain in a couple of decades.