Ferrari SA Aperta (599 Roadster): official details, photos and specs

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 24, 2010

Ferrari revealed today the SA Aperta also known as the 599 Roadster, a new car which will take the centre stage at the 2010 Paris Motor Show later this month.

Built in a limited edition of just 80 units, Ferrari chose to build the SA Aperta in celebration of Pininfarina's 80th anniversary. SA comes from Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, whose company have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.

The bad news is that the new car has already been sold, because you may have know it already: the car had a private unveiling in August at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The front-engined V12 sports car comes in a completely open-top setting, still Ferrari offers a light soft top designed to be resorted to only if the weather gets particularly bad.

Furthermore, the chassis of the car has been redesigned in order to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to that of a closed berlinetta (coupe) and there is a negligible weight difference.

Under the hood, the V12 from the recently unveiled Ferrari 599 GTO, delivers 670 hp and an impressive 620 Nm at 6500 rpm. Inside, the car features particularly sophisticated materials, trim and colours.

Press Release

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

Ferrari is delighted to announce the presentation of the Ferrari 599 SA Aperta at the 2010 Paris International Motor Show. This is a special series model of which a strictly limited number of just 80 will be built. All have already been sold. Ferrari chose to build 80 SA Apertas in celebration of Pininfarina's 80th anniversary. The SA nomenclature also pays homage to both Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company and work have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.

The Ferrari 599 SA Aperta is a true roadster which allows its occupants to enjoy the superlative emotions afforded by our signature front-engined V12 architecture in a completely open-top setting. In fact, it has just a light soft top designed to be resorted to only if the weather gets particularly bad. A low-slung windscreen and the fact that it crouches lower to the ground than our other models lend the SA Aperta an exceptionally aerodynamic sleekness. Its profile arches back from the A-post to two aerodynamic fins beautifully integrating the two roll-bars which themselves cleverly mimic the outline of the seats.

The chassis has been redesigned to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to that of a closed berlinetta and there is a negligible weight difference also, thanks to work done on the chassis structure.

Thanks to the 670 CV engine beneath its bonnet, the SA Aperta beautifully embodies the sporty spirit of the Ferrari 599, incorporating Ferrari's most advanced technology to deliver absolutely benchmark performance and superb driving pleasure. Its interior too is stylishly sporty with particularly sophisticated materials, trim and colours used throughout. The virtually endless combinations available guarantee that each and every SA Aperta is absolutely unique.

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