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Ferrari To Unveil 812 Replacement

by | May 2, 2024

New flagship GT is expected to retain V-12 power.

Get ready. Ferrari is expected to reveal its newest flagship grand tourer, a space currently occupied by the Ferrari 812.  The reveal is slated for Friday, May 3 at 2:00 AM CEST, or 8 PM Thursday night on the East Coast.

While details are scarce ahead of its unveiling, the company has continued to equip its flagship models with V-12 engines, most recently in the Daytona SP3 supercar and Purosangue SUV.

The current Ferrari 812GTS, starting at $433,765, is what we think of as a classic grand touring Ferrari. It’s a gorgeous hardtop convertible powered by a front-mounted 789-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission under swoopy sheet metal that wears classic front engine, rear drive proportions. For 2024, Ferrari axed the Competizione coupe and Competizione A convertible, leaving the GTS drophead as the sole offering until the new model arrives. The Ferrari 812 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, its design courtesy of Flavio Manzoni of the Ferrari Style Center.


The new model reveal comes as Scuderia Ferrari changes its racing livery, adding blue in a nod to its American sponsor, Hewlett-Packard.

The debut occurs as Ferrari is marking its 70th anniversary in North America, with events having started at the Cavalcade International on April 28. The event is a tour comprised of approximately 70 Ferraris sourced worldwide for a driving tour from Tennessee to Florida. The tour arrived on May 1, finishing the drive with a police escort from The Sailfish Club in Palm Beach and concluding with a parade along Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive.

The events took place in advance of this weekend’s Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix, a street circuit consisting of 19 corners. It’s the third year for the race, which takes place on the streets of Miami. It’s the first of three F1 races in the United States, with the second occurring in Austin in October, followed by a third in Las Vegas in November.

The race features a change in Ferrari’s race car livery, as blue has been added, a nod to America and Ferrari’s newest title sponsor, Hewlett-Packard.

Ferrari is planning only one stop during the race, unless forced to perform two stops due to tire degradation, with a second occurring sometime between laps 37 to 43, according to the company.

A practice session is set for Friday at 12:30, followed by Sprint qualifying at 4.30. On Saturday, Miami hosts the second Sprint race of the season at 12 noon, running more than 19 laps and 63.8 miles. The Grand Prix is scheduled to start on Sun., May 5 at 4 pm., running 59 laps and 191.6 miles.


Of course, Ferrari is flogging merchandise to commemorate this weekend.

There’s the Scuderia Ferrari Miami Limited Edition capsule collection from Puma, comprising varsity jackets, replica teamwear and Speedcat Pro shoes. Being Miami, everyone needs a great set of shades, so Ray-Ban and Scuderia Ferrari are launching the first limited editions Ray-Ban Meta glasses, basically, the iconic Wayfarer wearing Miami colors. Uniquely they come integrated with Meta technology, allowing you to listen, make calls, watch video live-streaming videos and capture content while wearing them. You can also nab replica Ferrari driver helmets in Azzurro La Plata for driver Charles Leclerc and Azzurro Dino for driver Carlos Sainz.

As for the new Ferrari flagship GT, it’s the first of three new Ferrari models this year, which should include a replacement for the LaFerrari and a more uncompromising version of the Ferrari 296.


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