How can Ferrari eventually make the LaFerrari any better? For many individuals, the answer is to rip the top off of it, which is exactly what the Italian supercar manufacturer has made. Dubbed Aperta, the new limited edition, open top LaFerrari made its public debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Ferrari at the show bestowed upon us the official specifications, including a chassis rigidity that matches the original coupe and also the same aerodynamic efficiency as the hardtop. In fact, Ferrari has promised open upper aerodynamic comfort, theoretically meaning cruising along without this thing’s top on won’t result in any permanent hearing loss.
The Aperta maintains the previous car’s 950 horsepower powertrain, which include a 6.3 litre V-12 delivering roughly 800 hp, the bulk of the oomph coming from an electric motor and battery pack. All of that power is routed throughout the rear wheels and a seven speed, dual clutch sequential manual transmission. Ferrari still has not demonstrated the removable top, but has said that both a rigid carbon fiber panel and a removable fabric unit will be available. In either case, you will be looking about a book 100 fat gain over the coupe, but still sprint to 60 in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of over 217 mph.
No price was given on the Aperta, nor was any needed. Ferrari will produce 200 examples for clients, all are sold. But, just in case you are curious, the LaFerrari cost about $1.5 million. Certainly, Aperta will demand a bit of a premium over even that.