Drop-top hypercar shown in public for the first time as Aperta name is confirmed; Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne said customers have already been approached
Mark Tisshaw
29 September 2016

The LaFerrari Aperta has made its public debut at the Paris motor show, where its name was also confirmed.

The convertible model is available with either a carbonfibre hard-top or fabric soft-top, and uses the same naturally aspirated V12 engine as the discontinued coupé.

The name 'Aperta' has previously been reserved for limited-run Ferraris - most recently a more hardcore 458 and one-off 599, badged SA Aperta and GT Aperta. 

The open-top hypercar's design changes include a pair of rear buttresses and roll-over hoop.

The biggest difference between the LaFerrari coupé and Aperta is, of course, the roof, but the carbonfibre chassis has also received extensive modifications to maintain torsional strength and the car's aerodynamics have been tweaked to ensure its drag coefficient is the same as the coupé's.

The hybrid system from the LaFerrari coupé, which mixes a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 engine with an electric motor and battery pack for a combined 950bhp, makes it over to the convertible version unchanged.

Ferrari claims that the open-top has exactly the same straight-line performance as its coupé equivalent, which means it can accelerate from 0-62mph in under three seconds and reach a top speed of more than 217mph.

CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed earlier this year that potential customers had already been shown the car, and Ferrari has now confirmed all available examples have been sold.

No pricing has been revealed. However, Autocar heard from one private broker earlier this year who claimed to be able to source a brand-new LaFerrari Aperta for €3.5 million (£2.8m) before taxes for 2017 delivery.

Here's our video review of the original LaFerrari:

Keep up with all the latest Paris motor show news, with all the latest reveals and details here

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31 May 2016
Ha, the worst kept secret on the internet? Confirmed buyers have been showing their special keys (as seen on Top Gear by Gordon Ramsey) for about 2 months now. So stupid that mags still have to stick to embargoes.

5 July 2016
Batman's car...

5 July 2016
Overweight, oversized, overpowered, overpriced, overhyped, over-polluting and over-styled. Suits Gordon Ramsey to tea.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

5 July 2016
It's amazing how the magazine (though not in this case) still quote the weight and performance stats supplied by Ferrari every single time. The LaF is well overweight and has been shown to be almost 1600kg with fluids and it's also slower than the P1 (check YouTube) even though the fantasy figures and claims from Ferrari are never questioned.

I'm sure this post will be deleted too...

5 July 2016
jmd67 wrote:

It's amazing how the magazine (though not in this case) still quote the weight and performance stats supplied by Ferrari every single time. The LaF is well overweight and has been shown to be almost 1600kg with fluids and it's also slower than the P1 (check YouTube) even though the fantasy figures and claims from Ferrari are never questioned.

I'm sure this post will be deleted too...

Who cares? - All of the McLaren cars are just Ferrari wannabes!

5 July 2016
What a stupid thing to say.

5 July 2016
Well said 4rephill

5 July 2016
jmd67 wrote:

It's amazing how the magazine (though not in this case) still quote the weight and performance stats supplied by Ferrari every single time. The LaF is well overweight and has been shown to be almost 1600kg with fluids and it's also slower than the P1 (check YouTube) even though the fantasy figures and claims from Ferrari are never questioned.

I'm sure this post will be deleted too...

Just gonna debunk your claims here, buddy.

EVO + Motor Trend wrote:

P1 got smoked by the 918 in EVO and Motor Trend track tests.

In every head to head the review the LaFerrari has been preferred to the P1.

Salomondrin wrote:

Salomondrin tested the P1, LaFerrari, 918, Veyron and Huayra - results as follows:

918: 1m 18.44 sec
LaFerrari: 1m 18.46 sec
P1: 1m 18.82 sec
Veyron: 1m 23.00 sec
Huayra: 1m 23.76 sec

Car and Driver wrote:

Car and Driver LaFerrari results:
Zero to 60 mph: 2.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 4.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 7.5 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 9.8 sec

You're welcome.

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