Ferrari 12Cilindri Spider – Tailored for the Select Few


The Ferrari 12Cilindri Spider’s all-aluminium chassis, featuring a 20-mm reduction in wheelbase compared to the 812 GTS, is entirely new. Specific attention was focused on the geometry of cast components, such as the shock towers and A and C pillars, to improve torsional rigidity while reducing weight. 

The result was an increase of 15% in torsional rigidity compared to the past, which ensures more predictable dynamic behaviour with consequent benefits for suspension precision. Thanks to the more extensive use of castings, the number of extruded components requiring assembly has been significantly reduced, making the assembly process more efficient. Lightness was an essential requisite throughout the entire development of the chassis and body-in-white of the Ferrari 12Cilindri Spider, which weighs just 60 kg more than the Ferrari 12Cilindri—a minimal weight increase made possible by the innovative solutions developed specifically for this car. 

The body includes aluminium reinforcement connections between the roll bar behind the occupants and the B-pillar. This solution offered a significant weight reduction, which, in turn, allowed for a lower centre of gravity. Featuring a dual curvature above the heads of the driver and passenger for more excellent headroom, improving both comfort and versatility, the retractable hard top (RHT) takes just 14 seconds to open or close. It can be operated at speeds up to 45 km/h. The kinematic system moves with elegant harmony, while its simplicity, combined with the use of aluminium, makes this a much lighter option than other solutions. Completing the roof zone is a rear screen, which can be electrically height-adjusted. This feature offers occupants extraordinary comfort levels when driving with the roof down. It even allows a normal conversation to be held at speeds up to and beyond 200 km/h. 

For the first time on a Ferrari production car, a secondary alloy with 100% recycled material has been used to make the shock towers of the gearbox subframe. Its introduction reduces carbon dioxide emissions of 146 kg of CO2 for every car produced. Thanks to an extensive development phase, it was possible to guarantee that the mechanical characteristics are the same as those of a non-recycled alloy, exploiting the slight differences in chemical composition. To validate this new alloy, extensive testing was undertaken to assess the static and dynamic behaviour of the components and ensure excellent results in fatigue and crash tests. 

7-Year Maintenance 

Ferrari’s unparalleled quality standards and increasing focus on client service underpin the extended seven-year maintenance programme offered with the Ferrari 12Cilindri Spider. Available across the entire Ferrari range, the programme covers all regular maintenance for the first seven years of the car’s life. This scheduled maintenance programme for Ferraris is an exclusive service that ensures clients that their vehicle is being kept at peak performance and safety over the years. This exceptional service is also available to owners of pre-owned Ferraris. 

Regular maintenance (at intervals of either 20,000 km or once a year with no mileage restrictions), original spares and meticulous checks by staff trained directly at the Ferrari Training Centre in Maranello using the most modern diagnostic tools are just some of the advantages of the Genuine Maintenance Programme. The service is available in all markets worldwide and from all dealerships on the official dealership network. 

The Genuine Maintenance programme further extends the wide range of after-sales services offered by Ferrari to meet the needs of clients wishing to preserve the performance and excellence that are the signatures of all cars built in Maranello.

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