2016 Paris Motor Show – Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
For the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari took its flagship hypercar to the next level and showed it off sans roof. The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta hides the same 800 PS (789 hp) 6,262cc V12 in the engine bay, working alongside a 120 kW (161 hp) electric motor, resulting in a total power output of 963 PS (950 hp). Obviously, with the roof down, everything sounds way better than before; furthermore, the powertrain control software has been optimized by the specialists at Maranello
According to Ferrari, the biggest challenge was to develop a convertible that could be on par with the coupe’s performance capabilities. Considering the car maker’s core values – technological excellence, performance, style, and exclusivity – it’s no surprise the Italian styling center focused on showing off as much of the original design as possible.
Launched to commemorate the company’s 70th anniversary, the LaFerrari Aperta comes with both a soft top and a carbon-fiber hardtop, the latter being optional. A keen eye will probably notice the small yet vital aesthetic changes, above its waistline, resulting in a carbon-fiber ‘flying bridge’.
The very stylish convertible benefits from the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness characteristics as before the open top, which means top speeds of over 350 km/h (217 mph) and 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in in under 3 seconds. No worries, owners may enjoy that top speed even when the roof is down, thanks to a sophisticated wind-stop system, designed to improve aerodynamic and acoustic comfort.