Ferrari has revealed two new convertibles on the eve of this year’s Frankfurt motor show.
First up is the drop-top version of its latest sportscar, the V8-powered Tributo. Designed in parallel with the latter, the convertible variant features a retractable hard top that takes 14 seconds to deploy or retract and can be closed or opened while on the move at speeds of up to 28 mph.
Overall the F8 Spider is claimed to have 10% better aerodynamic efficiency than its predecessor, namely, the 488 Spider – and it also weighs 20 kg less.
In terms of performance, it delivers 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. There’s also 568 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm.
Following on from the F8 Spider, is the convertible version of the 812 Superfast. Dubbed the “812 GTS”, Ferrari claims it’s the most powerful production convertible on the market.
Its front-mounted 6.5-litre V12 delivers 780 bhp and 530 lb-ft of torque, as well as a top speed of 211 mph.
From a styling perspective, the entire rear of the car – roof, tonneau cover and luggage compartment – has been redesigned.
The rear wheelarch has also lost the 812 Superfast’s aerodynamic by-pass. However, the absence of this duct has been compensated for by reconfiguring the rear diffuser which now has an additional flap.
The 812 GTS’ retractable hard top, meanwhile, opens in 14 seconds at speeds of up to 28 mph – just like the F8 Spider.