Ferrari releases images of the LaFerrari Spider ahead of the Paris Motor Show where it is scheduled to be launched later this year.
‘The Ferrari’, created a lot of hue and cry when it was launched back in 2013 when the company faced criticism over the name of the very highly rated hybrid supercar. Also, this marked the first supercar to be designed completely in house by Ferrari without the assistance of Pininfarina, the Italian design house. Nevertheless, LaFerrari has then on powered into the global market being widely accepted and appreciated.
The Spider version of the LaFerrari is slotted to be launched during the Paris Motor Show later this year. Unlike traditional practices, the company went a step ahead and released three pictures of the open top supercar a few days back. We learn that the LaFerrari Spider is to be called LaFerrari Aperta, wherein aperta is an Italian word which translates to ‘open’.
Fiat Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, who is also the CEO of Ferrari confirmed that the exact number which the company proposes to build and the technical specifications will be revealed during the motor show in October. Presently, all the available models have already been sold out with Ferrari contacting its potential customers beforehand.
The new spider sports the same engine specs as the convertible. Sources suggest that the existing chassis has been tweaked to maintain the same torsional rigidity. Considering this being an open top the drag coefficient of the car has been worked upon to match the aerodynamic performance and stability of the convertible. The car is available in both hard top and soft top variants.
Under the hood is a massive V12 hybrid powertrain churning out 950bhp assisted by a 160bhp electric motor. Predicted to do 0 to 200 km/h in less than seven seconds, the LaFerrari Spider enters the league of hybrid supercars competing against the likes of Koenigsegg One, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spider.