Unless you have one of the 200 customer cars, this might be the best way to see the droptop hypercar.
Ferrari debuted the LaFerrari Aperta in 2016, but the time has finally come for the Prancing Horse to show off its rare creation to the public – at least to folks in the United Kingdom. The 12 Official Ferrari Dealers there will celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary by showing off the open-top hypercar throughout the summer, including at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 29 to July 2.
You can check out the complete list of locations in the Press Release section below. Some of the highlights will include a stop at Blenheim Palace on July 11, The Long Walk near Windsor Castle on July 15, and Belvoir Castle on July 25. The final stop will be the Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone from September 22 through 24 where the hypercar will lead a parade of important Prancing Horse’s around the track.
Ferrari will build just 209 total units of the LaFerrari Aperta – 200 specifically for customers and 9 for promotional purposes. The model features a 6.3-liter V12 with hybrid assistance with a total output of 963 horsepower (708 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. The ample power lets the roadster reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than three seconds and a top speed of 217 mph (350 kph).
When the weather gets bad, like in rainy Britain, owners can choose weather to fit a soft top or a carbon fiber roof. An onboard wind-stop system means that occupants can maintain a conversation even during open-air high-speed motoring.
Ferrari is tight-lipped about LaFerrari Aperta pricing, but reports suggest the model goes for around $3.9 million. At that cost, Aperta owners are a fairly elite group. For example, star chef Gordon Ramsay showed off his white example on Instagram in November.
2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta at Paris Motor Show
FERRARI 70TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - UK DEALER TOUR: 5TH JULY TO 12TH AUGUST
London, 07 June 2017 – The 12 Official Ferrari Dealers in the UK will celebrate the Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary with a number of local dealer events and parades at high profile locations throughout the summer, headlined by the Limited Series LaFerrari Aperta which is also the highlight of Ferrari’s presence at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 29 June to 02 July.
After its starring role at the Festival of Speed, the LaFerrari Aperta will be travelling around the Official Ferrari Dealer Network throughout July and into August, where fans will be able to see this exclusive car as part of an exciting display of Ferrari cars which will showcase the incredible heritage, design and racing history of 70 years of the world’s most powerful and recognisable automotive brand.
Ferrari Fans are encouraged to share their images of the parades and car displays by using the following social media tags for a chance of their images being included in a collage of Ferrari 70th Anniversary images at the end of the year:
#Ferrari70 #WorldTour #Location (e.g. #Lyndhurst or #Exeter)
5th July Meridien Modena, Lyndhurst
14:00-16:30 Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT
9th July Carrs, Exeter
13:00-16:00 Plymouth Hoe, Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2PJ
11th July Dick Lovett, Swindon
09:00-10:00 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PS
15th July Maranello Sales, Egham
12:00-14:00 The Long Walk, Windsor
20th July HR Owen Sports Cars, Kensington
11:00-13:00 Surprise location in Central London – to be announced
22nd July Lancasters, Colchester
14:00-16:00 Bond Street, Chelmsford, CM2 6JJ
25th July Graypaul, Nottingham
14:30-17:30 Belvoir Castle, Grantham, NG32 1PE
19:15 Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND
28th July Graypaul, Birmingham
12:30-16:00 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB
1st August Stratstone, Manchester
14:00-16:00 Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY
4th August JCT600 Brooklands, Leeds
13:00-17:00 Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Leeds, LS8 2HH
8th August Graypaul, Edinburgh
14:00-18:00 Holyrood Palace
Broad Pavement Car Park, Queens Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG
12th August Charles Hurst, Belfast
14:30-16:00 The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Cultra, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, BT18 0EU
16:30-17:00 Titanic Slipways, Titanic Quarter
1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP
17:30-18:30 Hillsborough Castle
The Square, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6AG
The final event on the LaFerrari Aperta’s UK Tour will be Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone, from 22-24 September, where the car will once again lead a parade of iconic and historic Ferrari cars around the British GP circuit. Ferrari Racing Days is the UK round of the Ferrari Challenge European Series, in which the 458 Challenge makes its final appearance alongside the 488 Challenge which will run solus in the Ferrari Challenge in 2018.
Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division will also be running a number of sessions for F1 Clienti and XX Programme cars, including a number of important race-winning F1 cars from several different decades of Ferrari’s racing past. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/ferrari-racing-days/.