It all began at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show when Italian marque, Ferrari, launched the LaFerrari. One unit of the model, whose production run was limited to 499 units, even landed on Indian shores before it was shipped back to the country of its origin. Back in May this year, the Maranello based sportscar manufacturer confirmed that they would introduce a convertible version of its most potent vehicle till date.
Earlier last month, Ferrari released official images of the LaFerrari spider, likely to be known as the LaFerrari Aperta. While the model is scheduled to make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in October this year, a spy image of a open-top LaFerrari in all its glory, surfaced from Modena, the hometown of the iconic brand.
Powering the LaFerrari convertible will be the same 6262 cc v12 engine as seen on the LaFerrari. This monstrous mill, with the help of its electrically assisted motor, will be capable of producing 960 hp of power and 969 Nm of torque. Sprints from naught to 100 kmph will take less than 3 seconds while the top speed will go all the way up to an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph (350 kmph).
The chassis has received a number of modifications in order to retain the same beam stiffness and torsional rigidity as seen on the coupe. The open-top model will also benefit from the same drag coefficient as the LaFerrari, courtesy the increased aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Following is an image gallery for the Ferrari Spider:
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