After viewing the mid-engined Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Jay Leno switched to the front-engined 812 GTS for a recent episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage”.
The Ferrari 812 GTS is a convertible version of the 812 Superfast with a retractable hard top instead of the fixed roof of the Superfast. So it’s perfect for Leno’s Los Angeles locale.
Like the 812 Superfast, the 812 GTS is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 naturally aspirated engine that develops 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. The engine drives the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Ferrari reports 0-100 km / h in less than three seconds, with a top speed of over 211 km / h.
2021 Ferrari 812 GTS in Jay Leno’s garage
When launched in 2019, the 812 GTS was the first V-12 Ferrari convertible since the 2014 limited edition F60 America. In terms of production cars, it was the first since the 365 GTS / 4 Daytona Spider of the early 1970s Years. In the meantime, however, Ferrari has presented the 812 Competizione A, a tougher Targa version with 812 hp.
Leno was impressed with the design and noted that the front-engined V-12 cars are Ferrari’s traditional bailiwick. He also liked the driving dynamics, praising the smoothness of the V-12, the driving comfort and the driving precision of a relatively large car. An all-wheel steering system shared with the 812 Superfast and originally from the F12tdf will likely help with this.
A hardcore version of the 812 Superfast is supposed to be a swan song for the naturally aspirated Ferrari V-12. So watch Leno take the 812 GTS for a spin and listen to the howl of the V-12.