It has been a while since rumours about an open-top Ferrari LaFerrari surfaced. Speculations of the bespoken LaFerrari Spider have been around since 2014 and they have finally been put to rest after Ferrari’s newest CEO Sergio Marchionne announced earlier this year that the car, which it has now named as the LaFerrari Aperta, is well on its way to production. That plus a private event served especially for its most loyal customers make it crystal clear that the open-top version of the hypercar Holy Trinity member is ready to hit the roads.
The LaFerrari Spider is set to debut during the 2016 Paris Motor Show at the end of September this year. Technical specifications, characteristics and its final name will be revealed at the upcoming event and so all eyes and ears are on Ferrari right now.
It is estimated that the droptop version will cost more than the $1.4 million standard version, most probably a 40% increase. And just like its predecessor, the LaFerrari Spider will be limited to only a couple of units which some speculate will come between 150 to 200 cars only. The droptop version will come with the same 6.3-liter hybrid V12 but with an additional 163 horsepower coming from an electric motor producing a total of 963 horsepower. Its chassis and aerodynamics have been modified and upgraded to maintain performance and to ensure its drag coefficient. The LaFerrari Spider is expected to feature a removable carbon-fiber hard top as well as a removable soft top. To top it all off, Ferrari engineers have maintained the torsional rigidity and beam stiffness similarly found in the standard LaFerrari.
As much as most people are excited to know the technical aspects of the LaFerrari Spider, there are also some who are curious and a bit concerned whether the open-top version will be featured in the same old set of colors as the standard coupe – red, black and yellow. Luckily, it seems like the god of colors has blessed the LaFerrari spider with a brand new set of hues for customers to choose from.
Ferrari first released a photo of a classic-looking open-top black LaFerrari via its official Twitter account earlier this month. It’s our first sneak peek of the most awaited vehicle. A few colors have also been revealed, including one in Kermit Green – ordered by Jamiroquai’s front man Jay Kay. It looks like the LaFerrari will also come in sleek silver, the classic white, and a two-tone combo of black and red or yellow and black. There’s also a quirky color called the Arancio Triplo Strato which when translated is a triple layer of orange. That’s about as much info as we could get for the LaFerrari Spider color wheel, but we’re crossing our fingers for more. Nothing beats a limited edition vehicle than one dressed with a stunning color.
Just like the other droptop versions of Ferrari coupes, we’ve also been calling this latest LaFerrari droptop a Spider. However, it looks like Ferrari has other plans for this including its name. On the Italian automaker’s website, they’ve given it the name LaFerrari Aperta – Aperta meaning “open” in Italian. It looks like Ferrari has got more up its sleeves than the tiny bits of information we’re getting from our sources. This has surely raised curiosity on the LaFerrari convertible, which is quite an effective marketing strategy.