Ferrari’s hybrid hypercar was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in 2013, and limited to 499 examples. Because the LaFerrari coupe sold out before their big 70th Anniversary, the decision was made to remove the roof. The last time such a car was offered, the F50 required a storage case larger than a piano box to safely store the carbon fiber roof. A removable hardtop would change the car’s weight distribution and handling, so Ferrari chose the most difficult solution.

You can’t simply reinforce a few parts of the chassis and expect a roadster to have the same torsional response and cornering abilities of a coupe. Therefore, the LaFerrari Aperta shares similar lines, but it is essentially a different car. The cloth roof required a new windshield structure, door sills, and suspension tuning. Creating a niche to store the roof required the radiator and fans to offer the same heat rejection while creating a slipstream that doesn’t cause cockpit turbulence. After all this, production was limited to 210 cars.

With such limited production, Ferrari didn’t make a profit on the program.

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By: Andrew Nabors
Title: Classiche Bianco Avus LaFerrari Aperta For Sale
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Published Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:11:39 +0000

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