In May, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed a drop-top LaFerrari would eventually arrive to accompany the hardtop version of the hypercar in Ferrari’s stable. Now, Ferrari has released the first photos of the car, dubbed the LaFerrari Aperta, ahead of a debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.
Ferrari says technical details on the LaFerrari Aperta will be announced following its debut in Paris. At that time the automaker will also reveal how many examples will be built, however it’s quick to point out that all have been spoken for.
The LaFerrari Aperta will be available with both a removable carbon fiber hard top and a soft top. Its running gear is identical to the hardtop, consisting of a 6.3-liter V12 engine and electric motor for a total output of about 950 horsepower. We assume this means the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will also be present.
According to Ferrari, engineers made “significant and extensive modifications,” to the chassis to ensure the drop-top LaFerrari retained the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the hardtop. They also meddled with the aerodynamic work to ensure the drag coefficient was identical to the standard car even with the roof removed.
We’ll have more info on the LaFerrari Aperta when it debuts at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.