Ferrari 812 Competizione A Revealed: V12 Targa With 830 HP

It joins the coupe and uses the same naturally aspirated engine revving up to 9,500 rpm.

The 812 Superfast and GTS are dead, long live the 812 Competizione and Competizione A. After providing a sneak preview of its front-engined V12 supercar last month, Ferrari is now introducing the high-performance coupe together with its targa counterpart. The dynamic duo boasts the most powerful internal combustion engine of any road car from the Prancing Horse.

At the heart of the hardcore 812 models is a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 pushing out 830 horsepower and 510 pound-feet (692 Newton-meters) of torque. It's an increase of 30 hp over the Superfast while torque has gone down by 19 lb-ft (26 Nm). The full horsepower kicks in at 9,250 rpm, but you can rev the twelve-cylinder engine up to 9,500 rpm, thus making it the highest-revving Ferrari road car ever.

Performance numbers for the 812 GTS-replacing Competizione A will follow in due course, and you can imagine it will be slightly slower than the coupe due to its extra weight. Ferrari is minimizing the weight penalty by installing a targa top made completely out of carbon fiber. When not in use, the roof is neatly stored in a storage compartment featuring an identical shape as the targa panel itself.

Aside from the obvious roof differences between the two models, the 812 Competizione A also has slightly lower flying buttresses compared to the coupe. Once the roof is up, Ferrari says the targa top creates a "sense of aesthetic continuity with the roll bars." Sticking with the coupe means you'll be getting a body-colored aluminum panel with carbon fiber elements at the back where it replaces the standard Superfast's elongated glass.

Ferrari isn't revealing any pricing details for the time being and we'll also have to wait to learn about how many coupes and convertibles will be built, but expect an extremely high price and low production numbers. Don't be too surprised if both the 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A have long been sold out.

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