Reviews, Prices and Specifications for the 2023 Ferrari 812 GTS

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That Ferrari The 812 GTS is at the crossroads of speed and luxury, delivering the boisterous sound of 789 prancing horses and the satisfying smoothness of a cabin upholstered in Italian leather. This is Jekyll-and-Hyde duality in the extreme. This front-engine and rear-drive supercar is equally adept at taking you to dinner in the comfort of a three-star Michelin restaurant and pounding your guts along with its seemingly limitless performance. While Ferrari didn’t like us tying our test gear to its product, we were able to clock in 2.7 seconds 60 mph in 2018 in a coupe version of the GTS, then called Superfast. It reaches 100 mph in 5.7 seconds and smashes the quarter mile in 10.4 seconds at 138 mph. It’s super fast indeed. Under the hood of the 2023 812 GTS convertible—the only available body style for this year’s model—sits the same sensational 6.5-liter V-12. We drive the 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS confirm the extraordinary luxury supercar bandwidth of this car; we think of it as “two cars in one”. Anyone lucky enough to buy the 2023 812 GTS will also be getting what is possibly the last naturally aspirated Ferrari V-12 without the help of a hybrid. It’s as if the 812 needed something more to make it special.

What’s New for 2023?

For the 2023 model year, Ferrari has removed the Competizion coupe and Competizione A convertible (A for Aperta, which means open in English) from the 812 lineup, leaving the GTS convertible as the only offering.

Price and Which One to Buy

Ferrari is offering the 812 GTS convertible in one specification featuring carbon-ceramic brake rotors, 20-inch wheels and an interior covered in aromatic leather. Buyers can choose from a number of paint colors, interior trim, and wheel designs, but that’s a matter of degree of customization. While the Competizione coupe and Competizione Aperta convertible were previously available for those wanting a more powerful 812 experience, they’re not being offered for the 2023 model year. We’re fine with the GTS, which allows us to enjoy the feeling of windswept hair and revel in growled the V-12 on its way far below Pacific Coast Highway or through the Catskills—or the explosion on the freeway of Angeles Crest.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The Ferrari 812 GTS gets its muscle from the 789-hp 6.5-liter V-12, which delivers 530 pound-feet of torque boosting to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic clutch. Even though GTS doesn’t go by the Superfast name, it’s still super fast; it tops out at 211 mph according to Ferrari. While we haven’t tested the GTS, the Superfast we tested did 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Ferrari claims the GTS should reach 60 around a tenth of a second behind the Superfast, most likely due to the necessary chassis reinforcement and top folding mechanism that makes the convertible an estimated 265 pounds heavier than the coupe. In our drive from GTSThe handling, we found nimble and sporty for a nearly two-tonne car, makes it feel significantly smaller than it really is. The removable roof makes it easy to hear the 812’s incredible sound — its exhaust notes start with a raspy growl and escalate to an ear-piercing scream. And standard carbon-ceramic brakes stop this beast quickly and decisively; the Superfast coupe needed just 142 feet to come to a stop from 70 mph in our test and braking performance should be similar in the GTS.

Real World Fuel and MPG Savings

Ferrari 812 fuel chugs in all guises. Not that that’s a problem for a car in this price category, but we’re reporting fuel economy on all wheels, just so you know. For the record, the GTS averaged 12 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway per EPA benchmark. That Lamborghini Huracan—a major rival, albeit with the V-10—fares slightly better, producing 13 and 18 mpg, respectively, in the environment. During our time with the 812 Superfast, we managed just 11 mpg, two points below the combined 13 mpg rating; we haven’t got our hands on the GTS for testing purposes yet. For more information on the 812’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

Cabin 812 provides seating for two, with ample accommodations, good ergonomics and a modern design. Wanting the driver to embrace the grand-touring nature of the 812 and keep a grip on the wheel at all times, Ferrari removed the signature steering wheel stalk and instead placed push button controls for the wipers and turn signals on the spokes. As for storage space, the old Superfast coupe outperformed many competitors, offering 18 cubic feet of cargo volume. However, we can’t say the same for the convertibles. The GTS roof folding kit cuts it down to just seven cubes. You will need to send most of your luggage in advance.

Infotainment and Connectivity

All 812 GTS come with six-speaker stereo, but why listen to them when you have the V-12 soundtrack built in? An integrated navigation system with voice activation features comes as standard along with Bluetooth phone pairing and music streaming. Owners can choose to have Apple CarPlay capabilities, but Android users are out of luck.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Like most supercars, the 812 GTS offers a bit of a hitch driver assistance features. For more information on the results of the 812 crash test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Standard backup camera
  • Standard front and rear parking sensors

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The Ferrari limited warranty and powertrain match the coverage provided by Lamborghinis. However, automaker Maranello differentiates itself by offering seven years of free scheduled maintenance; Lamborghini offers nothing of the sort.

  • The limited warranty covers three years or unlimited miles
  • The powertrain warranty covers three years or unlimited mileage
  • Free scheduled maintenance is covered for seven years without a mileage limit



Ferrari 812 GTS 2021

front engine, rear wheel drive, 2 passengers, 2 door convertible


DOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

396 in36496 cm3

789 hp @ 8500 rpm

530 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm

7 speed automatic dual clutch

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 184.8 inches
Width: 77.6 inches
Height: 50.2 inches
Luggage volume: 7 feet3
Limiting weight (CD approx.): 4000 lb

60 mph: 2.8 seconds
100 mph: 5.8 seconds
1/4 mile: 10.5 seconds
Top speed: 211 mph

Combined/city/highway: 13/12/15 mpg

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