Ferrari announced their latest convertible car, the Ferrari SA APERTA at the 2010 Paris International Motor Show. That’s the good news; the bad news is that every one of this special series model of which a strictly limited number of 80 will be built have already been sold. So even if you have the means, unless you are one of the chosen few of Ferrari’s favourite customers you will be left struggling to pick one up on the used market in a year or so.
Ferrari chose to build 80 SA Apertas in celebration of Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary. The SA nomenclature also pays homage to both Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company and work have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.
Based on the 599 coupe, the chassis has been edesigned to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to the fixed roof car and with a negligible weight difference. A light soft top is designed to be stowed away for only the most unpleasant of weather conditions making this a true roadster rather than a pampering cruiser.
Under the bonnet lies the impressive 661 hp V12 engine from the 599 GTO but performance figures or the now inconsequential price have yet to be released.