The 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS Competizione is an easy car to understand. It’s an 812 Superfast with a folding metal hardtop. The Competizione unsurprisingly makes the 812 even faster, and also comes as a convertible, called Competizione A. With every Ferrari from here on out expected to be a hybrid, the latest 812 marks the end of era.
The standard rear-wheel steering helps the car turn into corners with a real eagerness and unflappable sense of agility. The light and very quick steering can take a bit of getting used to
There aren’t many drawbacks to the GTS over the Superfast. The trunk’s a bit smaller, but still big enough for luggage that’d allow a week-long trip. Personally, I think the coupe is the better-looking of the two. And being a hardtop, the refinement of the 812 GTS is about equal with the Superfast.
The 812’s cabin provides seating for two, with reasonably spacious accommodations, good ergonomics, and modern design. Ferrari eliminated the typical steering-wheel stalks and instead put push-button controls for the wipers and turn signals on the spokes. The GTS’s roof-folding equipment cuts that down to a mere seven cubes. You’ll need to send most of your luggage on ahead.
The infotainment system is pretty simple to get your head around too, and the Apple CarPlay integration is slick – and you’d hope so, given that smartphone mirroring is a £2000-plus option.
Ferrari 812 GTS a 6.5-litre V12 that produces a colossal 800 horsepower (789bhp), which represents the ‘8’ in the 812’s name. Alongside this there’s 718Nm of torque, with 80 per cent of that available from as low as 3,500rpm.