Ever since the LaFerrari was launched, rumors about a convertible version started floating around. Well, around half a year ago they actually announced it and a few months ago the car was showcased for the first time. At this point, not much is known about the upcoming 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible. However, it is safe to assume that it will be pretty much identical to the regular coupe in terms of performance and features. The differences will come from its roof and likely the weight which should increase slightly. On top of that Ferrari also said that the LaFerrari convertible will be called the Aperta.
2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible Price
This is a rather interesting name because it has been used on only their most exclusive cars. The LaFerrari doesn’t break the norm as it will be built in less than 500 units. Also, because the demand is so high, Ferrari will price it from nearly $3.7 million which is $2.2 million more than what the LaFerrari was when it was launched. This massive price hike will certainly assure people that the car is not going to get any cheaper. On top of that, just like before, in order to be given the chance to buy one people will have to own a really impressive collection of cars.
2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible Release Date
The delivery date is unknown at this point but it seems that the 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible should hit showrooms in early 2017. At this point, it still is unclear how many cars Ferrari is going to build. Considering the massive price and the fact it is convertible, we do expect less than 200 units of the Aperta to ever be made.
In the future, this really small number means that the car will likely get past $10 million with ease. This will make it a really good investment which many people are going to exploit.
However, let’s leave these technicalities behind and focus on the actual car. The Aperta LaFerrari should be just as rigid as the coupe. However, even though it uses a carbon fiber monocoque, the car will certainly need some reinforcements. With the added weight of the new hardtop we might see a weight increase of around 30 kilograms. This would still be very impressive and it should affect the performance at all. Like with most other Ferrari cars, the customers will have full control on the exterior color and interior accents. However, Ferrari showcased a black model with a black interior. This featured red accent stitching and a red leather dashboard. The end result is dramatic and we are sure that many people will have to get it in this combination.
Because the car is nothing more than just regular LaFerrari with an electric roof, the engine should be the same. The 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible will feature the same 6.3 liters naturally aspirated V12 as the coupe. Also, it is worth mentioning that the car will remain a hybrid. This means that an electric motor will aid the rear wheels when the petrol engine will be low on torque. The end result will be 950 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. This is a highly impressive number, especially for a car under 3,000 pounds. Even though Ferrari didn’t release any performance numbers, we are quite sure it will be similar to the usual coupe. Expect a 0 to 60 MPH time of fewer than 3 seconds and a top speed in excess of 210 MPH.
The most impressive fact about it will be the electric system, though. The KERS system will be identical to that in Formula 1. This will store energy from braking and use the normal V12 and it will be able to boost the power instantly.