Last month Ferrari showed off the LaFerrari Aperta, an open-top version of the hybrid LaFerrari. This week it was officially unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with Ferrari announcing it will build just 209 examples of the hypercar.
Among the 209 to be built, 200 will go to Ferrari customers – and they’e all been spoken for. The remaning nine are referred to by Ferrari as “celebrity cars,” and will be used to promote the brand on its 60-country 70th anniversary tour.
The LaFerrari Aperta boasts the same 6.3-liter V12 engine and twin electric motors as the coupe, which together produce 950 horsepower. Drive is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Slight modifications were made to the vehicle’s structure and doors to retain the torsional rigidity of the coupe in the roof’s absence. Ferrari says this has resulted in a slight increase in weight, but claims the extra lbs have had virtually no effect on the LaFerrari’s driving dynamics. Speaking of the roof, Ferrari offers a standard removable softtop or an optional carbon fiber removable hardtop with the Aperta.
It’s not clear what the 200 lucky LaFerrari Aperta owners paid to lock down the cars. Ferrari charged abut $1.7 million for the less rare coupe version.