The 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS continues on as a 2022 model essentially unchanged from the 2021 model. The 812 GTS is clearly based on the 812 Superfast; both cars share a long and elegant hood, which houses a naturally aspirated V12 engine.
The rear of both cars comes to an abrupt and dramatic end, and the 812 GTS’s rear-end reminds us of the 1968 365 GTB/4. The exterior gets a few model-specific features such as multi-spoke 20-inch forged wheels available in diamond-finish, liquid silver, and Grigio Scuro.
The 812 lineup drops the Superfast but adds the extreme Competizione model. This track-oriented 812 gains 30 horsepower, lighter materials, revised aerodynamics. Ferrari will only build 500 coupes and 312 Competizione A convertibles, but they have all already been sold.
ENGINE AND IMPLEMENTATION
The 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS gets its muscle from a 789-hp 6.5-liter V-12, which delivers a bracing 530 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Although the GTS doesn’t use the Superfast name, it is still super fast, reaching a 211 mph top speed.
While we haven’t tested a GTS, the Superfast that we tested hit 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds. Ferrari claims the GTS should reach 60 about a tenth of a second behind the Superfast, likely owing to the necessary chassis reinforcements that make the convertible an estimated 265 pounds heavier than the coupe.
In our drive of the GTS, we found the handling to be quite nimble for a near two-ton car, making it feel like a much smaller vehicle. The removable roof makes it easy to listen to the 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS stupendous noise—its exhaust note starts as a guttural growl and rises to an ear-piercing shriek.
And the standard carbon-ceramic brakes bring this beast to a quick and decisive halt; the coupe needed just 142 feet to stop from 70 mph in our testing and performance should be similar on the GTS.
The Competizione takes things to a new level; while we haven’t tested one, we expect it to reach 60 mph around 0.2 seconds quicker than the GTS. The Competizione is so fast, in fact, that our senses struggle to keep up with the extreme speeds. It is the naturally-aspirated 812 pushed to its absolute limits.
ENERGY AND REAL-WORLD MPG
The 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS chugs fuel, averaging 12 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway per the EPA’s yardstick. The Lamborghini Huracán—a chief rival, albeit with a V-10—fares a bit better, returning 13 and 18 mpg, respectively, in those environs.
During our time with the 812 Superfast, we managed only 11 mpg, two points shy of its 13-mpg combined rating; we haven’t gotten our hands on a GTS for testing purposes.
The Competizione actually performs slightly better than the GTS, returning 12 mpg in the city but 16 mpg on the highway. For more information about the 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS’ fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH
The 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS cabin provides seating for two, with reasonably spacious accommodations, good ergonomics, and modern design.
Wishing for drivers to embrace the grand-touring nature of the 812 and keep their hands on the wheel at all times, Ferrari eliminated the typical steering-wheel stalks and instead put push-button controls for the wipers and turn signals on the spokes.
As for storage space, the coupe outshines many competitors, offering 18 cubic feet of cargo volume. We can’t say the same for the convertible, though. The 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS‘ roof-folding equipment cuts that down to a mere seven cubes. You’ll need to send most of your luggage on ahead.
IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS
All 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS coupes and convertibles come with a six-speaker stereo, but why listen to that when you have a built-in V-12 soundtrack?
An integrated navigation system with a voice-activation feature comes standard along with Bluetooth phone pairing and music streaming. Owners can opt to have Apple CarPlay capability, but Android users are out of luck.
PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS
Like a lot of supercars, the 812 GTS and Competizione offer little in the way of driver-assistance features. For more information about the 2022 Ferrari 812 GTS’ crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2021 Ferrari 812 GTS
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible
DOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
396 in3, 6496 cm3
789 hp @ 8500 rpm
530 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 184.8 in
Width: 77.6 in
Height: 50.2 in
Trunk volume: 7 ft3
Curb weight (C/D est): 4000 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 2.8 sec
100 mph: 5.8 sec
1/4 mile: 10.5 sec
Top speed: 211 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 13/12/15 mpg