The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Key Details

Ferrari LaFerrari ApertaDetail
Launched: 2016
Engine: V12 – Mid Engine + HY-KERS System
Power: V12 Maximum Power: 800 CV @9000 rpm
Maximum Power: 963 CV @9250 rpm
Torque: V12 Maximum Torque: 700 Nm @6750 rpm
Maximum Torque: >900 Nm @9250 rpm
Top Speed: Over 217 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): Less than 3 secs
Replaces: Ferrari F50 (Enzo was never made as a open top)
Fiorano Lap time: 1:19.70 mins (set by Raffaele De Simone)
Did you know: Traditionally open top cars are heavier and slower than the hard top equivalent. The LaFerrari Aperta performance times are identical.

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

THE SOUND AND THE FURY: THE LAFERRARI APERTA

If the coupe version of the LaFerrari wasn’t exclusive enough for you, well you’re in luck. I present to you the LaFerrari Aperta. Initially built as a limited run of 209, Ferrari built one final example in late 2017 that was auctioned off for charity, bringing the grand total to only 210 cars. That means there exist fewer than half as many Apertas as hardtop LaFerraris. The ultra-exclusive Aperta (Italian for “open”) was offered with either a soft or removable carbon fibre hard top. While Ferrari never officially released pricing for the al fresco LaFerrari, estimates range from £1.5 million to £2.9 million. A lot of money, sure, but what a treat getting that unfiltered V12 soundtrack as you drive with the wind in your hair.

It might appear that the Aperta is identical to the hardtop LaFerrari aside from the roof situation, but that isn’t quite correct. For starters, the Aperta has a modified front dam and lowered the underbody surfaces to generate more downforce than on the coupe version. Two small flaps on the upper corners of the windscreen help direct air over the cabin when the top is down, reducing drag. The Aperta also sports slightly changed door hinges and wheel arches. Little has changed under the sheet metal, aside from a revised radiator positioning that allows hot air to exit towards the underside of the car and away from the driver.

Of course, the Aperta is motivated by the same 6.3 litre hybrid V12 that powers the “regular” LaFerrari. Maximum power and torque measure in at 963 cv and over 900 nM, respectively. Dependably, whenever a carmaker designs a topless version of an existing car, the performance metrics will drop because of compromises made to the aerodynamics, weight, and/or stiffness of the car. Remarkably, Ferrari worked enough magic into the Aperta’s aerodynamics to enable it to achieve identical performance measures as the coupe. That’s right, Aperta owners can enjoy both top-down V12 exhilaration AND the full performance of Ferrari’s top-rung hypercar.

ANDY’S THOUGHTS

It’s great to see the F1 innovations making it directly onto the road models, and no other manufacturer does this better than Ferrari. One such innovation was banned in F1 but acceptable for road use, called Continuously Variable Length Intake Tracks. The engine is able to adjust the length of its intake runners, which, in turn, alters the volumetric efficiency of the engine. By doing this, the 6.3-liter V-12 is able to make the most of the available air all the way across the rev range.

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h<3 sec
0 -200 km/h<7 sec
Max. speed217 mph / 350 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacementTBC
Max. power output*800 CV @9000 rpm
Max. torque*700 Nm @6750 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4702 mm
Width1992 mm
Height1116 mm
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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