Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: Finally Official

Ever since the launch of Ferrari’s flagship hypercar, rumors have circulated about a roofless version. Several renders floated around internet forums, along with an endless series of Instagram posts from those invited to purchase this yet-unannounced car. Well, after months of speculation, it turns out that the boxes sent out to privileged Ferrari customers did indeed contain that invite. It has been confirmed that the LaFerrari “Spider” does exist, and some of Ferrari’s most loyal customers will be lucky enough to experience the V12 hypercar without a roof.

The Aperta, like the LaFerrari before it, will be powered by a 6.3 liter, naturally-aspirated V12 along with an electric motor. It produces 950 horsepower and 663 lb ft of torque, which is fed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. 0-60 takes 2.9 seconds on the way to its 218 mph top speed. These numbers are identical to the coupe’s performance figures due to an extensive list of adjustments made to the car. Visual changes from the coupe, other than the obvious lack of a roof, include small vents located behind the front wheels.

The open-top LaFerrari comes with a soft top that can be stowed in the trunk, allowing the driver to hear that glorious V12’s song. A carbon fiber hard top is available on the options list as well, although it probably won’t be very reasonably priced. However, that won’t be much of a concern to the Aperta’s buyers, as the asking price of the car is reportedly in the $2 million range. 199 examples will be made, compared to the 499 of the coupe, making the “Spider” far rarer. Unsurprisingly, it is also completely sold out. It is set to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in a few months’ time. For all the latest on Ferrari, as well as other Italian hypercars, stay tuned to Oh So Lofty.