Open Top LaFerrari to Wear the Aperta Name

Ferrari’s droptop LaFerrari debut has been ruined, well, kind of.

The Italian car company’s flagship model, which was supposed to be unveiled to the world on September 29 at the 2016 Paris Auto Show, has been spotted making a cameo in the streets.

The latest iteration, confirmed in these snaps from Ferrari Club España, will grace the streets wearing the LaFerrari Aperta name. Ferrari bestows the Aperta name to only the most special open-top models, the most recent being the 458 Speciale Aperta.

Besides the name, the 2016 LaFerrari features a few other updates, too. There’s a cutout in the front fenders, and a badge denoting Ferrari’s 70th anniversary next year. And of course, the missing roof comes standard.

Performance should be as potent as ever, with Ferrari making key alterations to the LaFerrari chassis, ensuring the convertible’s torsional rigidity and beam stiffness match the coupe. Aerodynamics were also fiddled with, as the missing roof had to be factored in – which could explain the need for those new cutouts in the front fenders.

Expect the powertrain to remain the same: a hybrid system consisting of a 6.3-liter V-12, a pair of electric motors, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. In unison, the prancing horse kicks out an acceptable 950 horsepower.

 

 

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