Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta arrives in style
First seen on its Twitter page in early July but without a formal name, the limited-edition Ferrari LeFerrari Aperta made its official debut in Paris along with the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T. The al fresco variation of the Ferrari LaFerrari Coupe that bowed in at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, the Aperta will be available with either a conventional soft top or a lift-off rigid panel. Beyond the upper body cosmetic changes needed to accommodate the open-air transformation, the Aperta also has received a selection of focused reinforcements to its carbon fiber core structure to maintain strength and rigidity.
Like its hard-shell sibling, the new LaFerrari Aperta is powered by a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 6.3-liter/730-horsepower V12 paired with a 161-horse electric motor that together turn out 950 ponies and 664 lb-ft of torque. Here, too, motive force gets shipped to the rear wheels through a paddle-shifted 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari claims the Aperta’s performance stats also are shared with the Coupe iteration, meaning 0-60 mph sprints come in less than 3.0 seconds and the top end is over 217 mph.
No word on exactly how many Ferrari LaFerrari Apertas will be made, although the automaker held volume on the Coupe to just 499 units. No word on price either – although best guesstimates now start north of $3 million when deliveries begin in 2017. Whatever the case, Ferrari has confirmed that all of the vehicles are already spoken for.
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