The 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the convertible adaptation of the LaFerrari, manufactured by the Maranello-based sports car manufacturer in Italy. This is a new limited version, which is targeted at customers and collectors that turn down to compromise on the delight of the drop-top driving even when at high velocities. However, the Italian manufacturer will announce the name, the number of units to be produced and its technical features at the 2016 International Motor Show to be held in Paris shortly. Furthermore, all available models have been sold previously to customers following a special preview and the order book is now closed. Although 499 units of the 2017 LaFerrari will be constructed with the closed roof, it is gossip that buyers have to wait to get the additional 150 to 200 units of the attractive Aperta convertible.
2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Exterior
It is all about speed and acceleration, therefore the materials must be light with top notch aerodynamics, every detail on Apreta is close to perfection. Firstly, the hardtop or soft-top on the 2017 LaFerrari Aperta will be will be made out of ultra-light and strong carbon fiber material. The chassis comes with considerable and extensive changes with the intention of retaining the similar beam stiffness and torsional rigidity like those of the standard version. However, the major difference between the new LaFerrari Aperta and the LaFerrari is only the roof.
The latest convertible models of Ferrari, such as the California T and the 488 Spider, have been constructed with the folding hardtops, but the new LaFerrari Aperta is constructed with detachable hardtop or soft-top. This is because of the additional weight of a complete convertible and the firm packaging of the mid-installed powertrain and hybrid system. Finally, the aerodynamics has also been additionally honed to promise the equal drag coefficient even without the top.
The 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta interior will not get any major changes in its design. This means that the new coupe is expected to come with the same interiors features, similar to those of the coupe version.
The all-new LaFerrari Aperta 2017 gets identical transmission and engine performance as those of the original model. The new supercar comes equipped with a V12 powertrain with the displacement of 6.3 liters. This traditional power unit will be capable of producing the greatest power output of 789 horsepower. This will be coupled with an electric motor of capacity 120 kW to produce the additional power output of 161 horsepower. As a result, the 2017 model LaFerrari Aperta will get the maxim power of 950 horses and max torque of 670 lb-ft.
The Italian automaker claims that driving with the top down will not have an effect on the drag coefficient of the vehicle. This possibly means that the buyers will get to benefit from the same top speed of 217 mph even when the air stream is passing through their hair. Transmission is 7-speed dual-clutch. Apreta goes from 0-60 mph/100 kmh in just 2.9s, from 0-124mph/200 km/h it goes for 6.9 sec.
Price and the release date
Even though the Italian auto manufacturer has not yet confirmed the base price and the release date of 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, it is expected that the new Aperta will be released for sale sometime during 2017. Similarly, the base price of the new Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 2017 is estimated to be € 3.5 million ($ 3,625,520).