Ferrari 812 Competizione vs. Ferrari 812 Competizione A

Ferrari 812 Competizione vs 812 Competizione A

Ferrari 812 Competizione

Ferrari 812 Competizione A

Removable Roof Panel

Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic


Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
Naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine


Naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine

Vortex Generators?


Ferrari has presented these models as “two interpretations of Ferrari’s racing soul” — it’s no surprise then, that both supercars push the framework of the 812 Superfast to its limits. Never satisfied with even a monumental achievement, any Ferrari 812 Competizione vs. Ferrari 812 Competizione A comparison reveals two incredible vehicles with a few differences — and they go beyond the fact that one of them is a convertible.

How Many Ferrari 812 Competizione Models are There?

If you’re looking for one of these models, you’ll find that they’re even more scarce than other Ferraris: only 1,598 Competizione models will be produced, with 999 812 Competiziones and 599 Aperta variants.

Ferrari 812 Competizione parked near a garage

Aerodynamics and Design

The differences between the Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A go a little more than skin-deep: while they share many design cues and aerodynamic innovations, but there are a few differences between the two:

  • The 812 Competizione features vortex generators on its aluminum rear windshield replacement. These vortex generators redistribute the rear axle’s pressure field, contributing to the vehicle’s improved downforce generation.
  • The 812 Competizione A compensates for its lack of vortex generators with a bridge element that redirects airflow. This integrated rear wing reduces drag and improves overall aerodynamic efficiency even when the top is open.
  • The Competizione Aperta features a removable carbon fiber roof panel, but that’s not the only stylistic difference. And while the Competizione features cascading louvers on the rear end, the Aperta variant eschews these in favor of roll hoops and a flatter tail.
Ferrari Competizione A parked on the track

Powertrain: the Same Stunning Engine

Both the Competizione and its Aperta variant come equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engine that produces 819 hp @ 9,500 rpm and 512 lb-ft of torque @ 7,000 rpm. As a result, the 812 Competizione can reach 60 mph in 2.85 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 211 mph. While Ferrari has not yet released acceleration and top speed numbers for the convertible Competizione Aperta, it’s likely to be slightly slower due to its additional weight — but the open-top thrills are their own reward.

Ferrari 812 Competizione engine


Ferrari 812 Superfast vs. Competizione

In the words of Top Gear, the 812 Competizione is “a sort of alternate-reality Superfast where everything has been turned up to 11.” The 812 Competizione features more horsepower (819 vs. 800 hp), a higher rev limit (9,500 vs. 8,500 rpm), several engine refinements (including a coating of diamond-like carbon to the camshafts), an upgraded exhaust system, and an additional 176 pounds of downforce. It also comes equipped with the latest version of Ferrari’s famed Side Slip Control traction and stability system.

Anyone who’s driven the 812 Superfast has walked away wondering how it could possibly be any better — and Ferrari has clearly answered that question with the 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione Aperta.

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The limited edition Ferrari 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione Aperta speak to the Prancing Horse’s continued commitment to pushing its vehicles as far as they can go. These models will be coveted from Indianapolis to Milwaukee and around the world — but if you’re looking to buy a Ferrari of your own, we can help. While our dealership is based in the Chicago area, we can help facilitate the purchase of new and pre-driven Ferrari models for buyers throughout the United States. Contact Continental AutoSports Ferrari to get started!

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