The Ferrari LaFerrari (which translate to “THE Ferrari”) has been very successful as all 450 units were already sold. As with most other supercar manufacturers, they make new models of the same car just to satisfy the market demand.
The LaFerrari is no different. Ferrari decided to take the top of the LaFerrari and name it LaFerrari Aperta (or Spider).
The LaFerrari Spider still retains the same powerplant underneath the hood. The engine is a 6.2 litre naturally aspirated V12 paired with an electric motor. The power output is 950bhp and 663 lb-ft of torque. The car can accelerate to 62mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 218mph. The engine is paired with a seven-speed paddle shift gearbox and has rear wheel drive.
So what has changed? Well, the main point was to take the roof off this supercar. The Spider will be available in either a removable carbon fibre hard top or soft top. The chassis has been strengthened to compensate for the lack of a roof. Torsion stiffness and the structural integrity of the Spider will still be at par with the Coupe version.
The aerodynamics have been improved in the Spider. The drag coefficient of the Spider is similar to the Coupe even in the open top configuration. The airflow has been improved to limit the drag produced by not having a roof. The open top configuration will surely be enjoyable for those who love the sound of a naturally aspirated V12 at full throttle.
This news will surely be exciting for those who can afford to purchase one. But the sad news is that all units (in the limited production run) have already been sold to selected Ferrari owners. As with the Ferrari Enzo and FXX, there is a pre-selection before you can get a chance to own one.
The LaFerrari Spider will debut at the Paris Motor Show.
Perhaps they will make another version or a one-off for those who still want to buy one. That’s what Koenigsegg is doing these days. Stay tuned!