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FIRST PICS: Open-top LaFerrari revealed

2016-07-06 08:19

FIRST IMAGES RELEASED: Ferrari released the first official images of its LaFerrari Spyder. Image:QuickPic

Maranello - These are the first images of the new open-top version of the LaFerrari supercar.

Why an open-top version? Ferrari says "the new limited-edition special series (is) aimed at clients and collectors who refuse to compromise on the joy of al fresco driving even when at the wheel of a supercar".

The name and technical characteristics of the new supercar will be announced at the 2016 Paris Auto Show, as will the number of units Ferrari will build.

If you're looking to purchase the new model you're too late - Ferrari reports that "'all" available examples have already been sold after a special preview to clients and the order book is closed".

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Supercar pedigree

The new limited-edition special series will be available with either a removable carbon-fibre hard top or soft top. It has the same performance figures as the original LaFerrari, sporting a 6.3-litre V12 (with a specific power output of 94kW/litre) coupled with a 120kW electric motor, unleashing 708kW in total.

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Significant modifications have been made to the chassis with the aim of retaining the same torsional rigidity and stiffness as the coupe. The supercar’s aerodynamics have also been further honed to guarantee the same drag coefficient when driving in the open configuration.

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