MILAN -- Ferrari is seeking to retain its appeal to traditional fans with two new V-12 sports cars, the 812 Competizione coupe and its sibling, the 812 Competizione Aperta roadster.
Ferrari's pivot to electrification has raised concerns that it could abandon high-performance internal-combustion -engine sports cars.
Asked whether the two new models will be Ferrari's last V-12-engine cars as the company adds more hybrids and its first full-electric car, marketing and commercial boss Enrico Galliera said: "aspirated V-12 engines are the heart of Ferrari and what we did with these models is to try and identify ways to keep them alive."
The 812 Competizione coupe and its sibling, the 812 Competizione Aperta roadster derive from the 812 Superfast coupe that is already on the market.
They are powered by 6.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with maximum output of 818 hp (830 metric hp or cv) at 9,500 rpm -- 29 hp higher than the 812 Superfast. The engine is coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Just 999 units of the coupe and 599 units of the roadster will be built.
Galliera said demand for the two cars was higher but the company decided to limit output to offer its best customers something "extremely exclusive."
The 812 Competizione has a maximum speed of over 340 kph (212 mph) and accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (0-62 mph) in 2.85 seconds.