In March a photo surfaced on Facebook that showed a Ferrari-branded box with the silhouette of a roofless LaFerrari printed on it. The box signaled the arrival of a potential LaFerrari Spider, but because we had yet to hear Ferrari confirm such a product’s existence, we took any info the photo suggested a grain of salt.
Now newly christened Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the LaFerrari Spider will eventually arrive, telling Automobile Magazine “ the only future product connected to LaFerrari is the Spider. Which is no secret since potential customers have already been approached.”
The LaFerrari Spider is rumored to cost twice as much as the $1.4 million LaFerrari, but it will likely be mechanically identical to the hardtop. That means Ferrari’s 6.3-liter V12 engine and electric KERS motor will be present and producing a combined output of 950 horsepower. In the hardtop, the powertrain results in a 0-62 mph time of less than 3 seconds and top speed of 217 mph.
Earlier this year it was reported that Ferrari would show its new GTC4Lusso GT car at the Villa d’Este Concours in Italy, however the debut of that car was officially celebrated at the Geneva Motor Show. We think the LaFerrari Spider may instead be slated for the Villa d’Este Concours appearance on May 20, but were merely speculating.
Stay tuned for more information on the LaFerrari Spider as it becomes available.