Well, you knew it was coming, didn’t you? Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet, may we present to you the very first official pictures of the brand-new and rather delectable LaFerrari Spider. That’s Aperta.
Details are thin on the ground at this point, but we know a few crucial ones. Details like its worldwide debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the fact that there is no performance deficit to its LaFerrari coupe sibling, and the ultimately quite major point that all planned examples have already sold out.
Yep, the Spider was first shown to prospective clients on a preview evening, and all have been accounted for. Not surprising. Just look at the thing.
So, drivetrain and acceleration are as per the coupe: 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V12 behind your head, seven-speed gearbox, rear-wheel drive, an electric motor, and figures of 950hp and 898Nm. Which means 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds, 0-200kph in under seven, 0-300kph in the 15s, and a top speed of 350kph. Fast on any level you care to count it against.
It’ll be available with either a removable carbon-fiber hard top or a removable soft top, and Ferrari has made “significant and extensive” modifications to the chassis. Naturally. The aim is to keep the coupe’s torsional stiffness and whatnot, while the aero has also been further honed to give the same drag coefficient as the coupe "when driving in the open configuration."
And we suspect that this LaFerrari ‘Aperta’ is best driven in the open configuration. Because naturally aspirated V12, that’s why.
What do you make of the LaFerrari Spider?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.