Like many other carmakers, Ferrari is transitioning from making purely ICE vehicles. The 812 GTS is Ferrari’s final naturally aspirated, front-engined V12 grand tourer. The Prancing Horse outfit only made 500 units. This beautifully specced example, listed for sale by RM Sotheby’s, is, therefore, a unique opportunity to get in on a slice of Ferrari’s rich V12 heritage.
The Ferrari 812 GTS was first unveiled in September 2019. As the open-top version of the 812 Superfast, the convertible offered unrestricted access to the symphony of the massive V12 engine. Arguably one of the best Ferrari’s modern engines, the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated unit cranks out an impressive 789 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. All that power is fed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Getting off the line can be tricky in a powerful rear-wheel drive supercar like the 812 GTS. However, get it right, and you can expect a 0 – 60 mph sprint in just 2.8 seconds. The quarter-mile marker is knocked off in 10.4 seconds at a blistering 138 mph. These numbers, together with a 211 mph top speed, place the 812 GTS at the top of its performance class.
The 812 GTS listed by renowned auction house RM Sotheby’s was delivered in December 2020 and has been in single ownership since then. It is finished on the exterior with a Blu Tour de France coat, providing a rich contrast to the Cuoio leather interior. The GTS rides on 20-inch dark forged wheels, an option that highlights the body-painted brake callipers. The painted Scuderia shields are another tasteful option that improves the car’s overall exterior appearance.
The optional add-ons continue on the interior. They include Driver Zone with steering wheel LEDs and carbon fibre on the interior central bridge and door handles. Ferrari’s famous logo, the Cavallino Rampante, on the headrests have been stitched in blue to match the paintwork. The contrasting Sabia stripe on the seats and dashboard adds another touch of subtle elegance to the well-laid cabin.
This Ferrari 812 GTS was optioned with an eye on improving the driving experience. It gets ‘nice-to-haves’ like Apple CarPlay, passenger display, adaptive headlights, suspension lifter and fully electric seats, arguably more comfortable over long trips than racing seats.
The odometer reads 1,900 miles (3,058 km); a decent proportion of that was added during the owner’s participation in the 2023 Ferrari Cavalcade. The car has an asking price of $423,230 (GBP 345,000). Interested parties can also submit an offer.