It was a mere few months ago that Ferrari teased a convertible version of the outfit’s fastest road car ever. This week, it’s official in the form of the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, which promises the same exhilarating performance sans the hard top roof.
A limited-edition convertible, the vehicle comes with a removable soft top that you can equip whenever the elements demand a roof over your head. Alternatively, buyers can go for an optional carbon fiber top to help provide better protection and performance.
To ensure it performs on par with its hardtop counterpart, the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta gets a reinforced chassis to handle the unique stresses of a roofless vehicle, allowing it to maintain the same rigidity and stiffness. They also modified the opening angle of the butterfly doors, so they no longer arc up into the roof (since, you know, there’s no roof), with new carbon fiber inserts at the front fenders allowing them to rotate cleanly. More impressively, various aerodynamic modifications give the car the exact same drag figures as the coupe, regardless of whether you drive it with the top or not.
It uses the same powertrain as the coupe, combining a 789 horsepower 6.3-liter V12, a 160 horsepower electric motor, and a seven-speed DCT gearbox, allowing it to retain the same 217 mph top speed and 0 to 60 of under 3 seconds. Other features include double-wishbone front suspension, multi-like rear suspension, Pirelli P-Zero tires, and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.
Only 209 examples of the car will be made, with 200 already sold to customers and the rest reserved to the company to show off at various events for its 70th anniversary next year.