The sublime LaFerrari Aperta is ready to drop its top and provide the same level of power and performance as the coupe.

Ferrari has managed to find a way to make the LaFerrari even more desirable by chopping off its roof to create the Aperta. Those wealthy enough to claim one can still have it with an optional soft top or a carbon fiber hard top when the weather outside is not suitable for roofless driving. The company’s styling department has strived to preserve the looks of the coupe as much as possible, while the engineers were in charge of creating a wind-stop system meant to not only boost aerodynamics, but also to allow those inside the car to hear each other at high speeds.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Aperta is that it has the exact same performance numbers as the regular LaFerrari, even though there is a “small increase in weight.” Without further ado, the open-top flagship model from Maranello will do: 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in less than three seconds, 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) in fewer than seven seconds, and 0-186 mph (0-300 kph) in 15 seconds, en route to a top speed in excess of 217 mph (350 kph).


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Motivation is provided by the same high-tech hybridized powertrain inside the Ferrari LaFerrari coupe with a mighty 800-hp V12 engine working together with a 163-hp electric motor to provide a combined output of 963 horsepower (708 kilowatts) and more than 900 Newton-meters (664 pound-feet) of torque.

We also know the Aperta boasts the same torsional rigidity as the fixed roof model and with the side windows up it exhibits the same drag coefficient even when it’s driven without one of the two optional roofs.

Ferrari has not specified how many cars will be made, nor has it said anything about the price tag. However, Autocar has learned from a private broker that someone pre-ordered the Aperta for a cool €3.5 million (about $3.9M) before taxes, and will have to wait until next year when customer deliveries will begin.

[update] Ferrari has announced it has plans to make 209 units, but unsurprisingly, all of them have already been sold. As a reminder, the coupe was built in a limited series of 499 examples.

Source: Ferrari

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