The hybrid hypercar looks great with the roof off.
The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta doesn’t officially have a public debut until the upcoming Paris Motor Show. However, some lucky folks in Barcelona, Spain, recently got see the hybrid hypercar on the street while Ferrari’s team was filming a video. The roadster didn’t show off its amazing performance in the city, but the low-speed runs gave people a great opportunity to check out the model in the real world.
The LaFerrari is a beauty in its original coupe form, but removing the carbon fiber hardtop on this version makes the design look even sexier. We envy the driver who gets to listen to the engine burble through the open roof, too.
Weeks ahead of the official unveiling, Ferrari has reportedly already sold the entire run of LaFerrari Apertas. We don’t know the price yet, but the figure is definitely higher than the coupe’s $1.35 million cost.
It’s easy to understand why demand for the convertible would be through the roof (or lack thereof). The roadster features nearly the same aerodynamic performance as its fixed-top counterpart thanks to styling tweaks. Torsional rigidity also remains the almost identical due to updates for the chassis. Power still comes from a 6.2-liter V12 with hybrid assistance that produces a total of 950 horsepower (708 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. The powertrain should get the Aperta to to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than three seconds and to a top speed above 217 mph (350 kph).
We suspect the video Ferrari is making in this clip would premiere during the Aperta’s debut in Paris. It’s not likely the company would only film the hypercar cruising around the city, so look forward to some high-speed action when the promotional film arrives. Motor1 will have a team in France covering the show, so we’ll have live coverage of this and every other major debut there.