The Ferrari 812 GTS has leaked from its official reveal.
The reveal is currently taking place at Maranello as part of Ferrari’s ‘Universo Ferrari’ event, at which the new F8 Tributo Spider is also expected to appear.
A roofless version of the 812 Superfast has been mooted for some time, with heavily camouflaged prototypes spotted around the Ferrari factory.
Previous open-top versions of Ferrari’s GTs have been special-edition, limited-run models like the 550 Superamerica and 599 SA Aperta, but ahead of the official announcement it’s not clear whether the 812 GTS will be a limited-run model or regular production.
As can be seen in the photo, the 812 GTS is not a traditional convertible but rather a Targa-style arrangement like the 488 Spider to help retain body rigidity and reduce the need for a heavy and complicated folding roof like the Portofino.
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The mechanical specification of the GTS is expected to mirror that of the coupe, including a 588kW/718Nm 6.5-litre V12, seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, rear-wheel drive with a suite of clever chassis technology and performance of 0-100km/h in 2.9sec and a 350km/h top speed.
The 812 GTS is the latest in Ferrari’s product onslaught which has already seen the release of the 488 Pista and associated Spider, F8 Tributo and SF90 Stradale with future cars to include a new GT model, a new mid-engined sports car and the ‘Purosangue’ SUV.
We’ll bring you more information as it comes to hand, with the official reveal expected on Monday European time.
* It’s important to note that while the picture above was from NZ Ferrari collector Grant Baker’s Instagram account, he was not the originator of the picture as photography from the reveal was strictly forbidden.