Ferrari again is teasing us mere mortals by showing us something we can’t have. Yesterday they revealed the first photographs of a limited-edition convertible based on the LaFerrari.
The new Ferrari convertible is available with both a removable carbon fiber hard top and a soft top. It is built on the same platform and uses the same powertrain and mechanicals as the original LaFerrari. This droptop will be the king of convertibles when it comes to acceleration, handling and top speed. The 48-valve 6.3-liter V-12 makes 789 horsepower and is combined with an AC permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 161 hp for a total of 950 horsepower. That’ll take you from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and to 100 in under 5!
With all this power available to the car’s rear wheels, Ferrari had to make significant changes to the chassis to compensate for the lack of a roof. But Ferrari assures us it has the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness of the LaFerrari coupe. They have also tweaked the aerodynamics to make up for the lack of a top to ensure it has the same drag coefficient as the coupe.
Ferrari has not released the price nor the name for the new convertible, we’ll have to wait for the Paris International Motor show for that. It hardly matters, however, because the entire production run has already been sold out to existing Ferrari owners who were given a special preview. Proving once again that the best way to get a new Ferrari is to already own a Ferrari.