Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible’s Debut Set for 2016 Paris Motor Show
The Ferrari LaFerrari packs the most punch of any supercar in the brand’s lineup, making it one of the most envied cars in the world. Now, the stylish beast is getting an upgrade–and it isn’t in the engine bay. Several Ferrari models already come in a convertible model, usually bearing the Spider moniker. The LaFerrari is now set to get a convertible model of its own–but it’s a little different from its siblings.
The flagship model of the brand, the Ferrari LaFerrari will be the first open-top of its kind since the Ferrari F50 of the late 1990s. In an interesting twist, the new topless LaFerrari may bear the Aperta name as well.
Literally translating from Italian to English as “open,” Aperta is the perfect way to describe such a powerful supercar. While every other model with an open-top version boasts the Spider tag, the LaFerrari Aperta shares the moniker with the likes of past models like the Ferrari 458 Speciale A Aperta.
Power, Style, Grace: Get closer to the original Ferrari LaFerrari
Whether it bears the Aperta moniker or not, the Ferrari La Ferrari convertible will boast the most power of any convertible in the brand’s history. The Ferrari 488 Spider previously held that title with an engine rated for 661 hp. In comparison, the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta burns rubber with a blazing 949 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque.
The latest convertible to join the legendary lineup will come equipped with a soft top or removable carbon-fiber hardtop. Unlike other convertibles in the Ferrari lineup, there wasn’t room for both the engine and hardtop storage space. Power-wise, the LaFerrari Aperta will boast the same stats as the original model. An emergency fabric roof will come stock in the event of unpleasant weather.
The Ferrari LaFerrari convertible’s official name is set for confirmation at the Paris Motor Show later this year. Enthusiasts shouldn’t get their hopes up though. The open-top LaFerrari will come with a $1.4 million price tag. Even worse, according to Ferrari, all available models have already been sold.
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