2022 Ferrari 812 GTS Competizione

2022 Ferrari 812 GTS

The only way to get a glorious V-12 engine in a Ferrari these days is to buy an 812. For 2022, the 812 comes in both GTS and new Competizione guise, both powered by a 6.5-liter V-12. The GTS makes 789 horsepower and its stowable roof lets you drink in the V-12's otherworldly shriek. But the big news for 2022 is the addition of the Competizione, which turns up the wick to create a 819-hp horsepower track monster.

In the Competizione the V-12 can scream to a 9500 rpm redline, and the newest 812 variant stays planted to the road thanks to a massive rear diffuser and redesigned rear wing. It also takes the already dramatic long-hood looks of the 812 GTS to a new extreme, with numerous vents and air intakes carved into the bodywork and a carbon fiber strip cutting across the hood. The Competizione unsurprisingly makes the 812 even faster, and also comes as a convertible, called Competizione A.

2022 Ferrari 812 GTS

Engine Performance

The 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.

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 struggled to keep up with the extreme speeds. It is the naturally-aspirated 812 pushed to its absolute limits.

2022 Ferrari 812 GTS

Fuel Economy

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 Hurac├ín 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.

2022 Ferrari 812 GTS


812 GTS $410,516
812 Competizione $601,567
812 Competizione A $697,549

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