2017 LaFerrari Aperta Photos Released, Won't Be Called Spider

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Somebody over in Maranelo is keeping a close eye on the www realm - after the open-air version of the LaFerrari was revealed by a spy video earlier today, the Prancing Horse is here to provide us with the first official images of the halo car.
Along with the three pics you can find below, the Italian also threw in a few pieces of info, but it's obvious that Ferrari is woking to keep the mystery alive for September's Paris Motor Show, when the hyper-hybrid is set to make its official debut.

This means the name of the machine should have remained a secret. Fortunately for us, that is not the case, because someone from the press office at Ferrari "forgot" to change the name of the photos they uploaded to the media site (they changed them a few minutes ago, ed). Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta it is, then.

Note that none of these pics shows us the roof, with the carmaker explaining that "the new limited-edition special series will be available with a removable carbon-fiber hard top and a removable soft top,"

This means that, for now, we have to stick with the spy video- and scale model-induced conclusion: the LaF Aperta seems to pack a power-foldable canvas top, while the bars on the side of the roof appear to require manual labor.

While the fixed-roof LaFerrari comes in 499 units, we'll have a bit of extra waiting to do in order to see if the 150-200 units rumored for the open-top model are confirmed.

The LaFerrari "Spider" has already been sold out after the now-confirmed private presentation. Then again, with the coupe following a similar path during its 2013 Geneva unveiling, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

As expected, the newcomer uses the same gas-electric setup as the coupe, which means 789 naturally-aspirated horses (800 PS) meet 161 electric ponies (163 PS) for an overall output of 950 hp (963 PS).

Ferrari assures us that the performance figures are the same as those offered by the LaFerrari we already know. The carbon fiber tub of the beast meant engineers were supported in their effort to maintain torsional rigidity and beam stiffness.

When it comes to the aero part of the equation, Maranello promises that driving with the top down won't affect the drag coefficient. This probably means owners will get to enjoy the same 217+ mph (350 + km/h) top speed even when the wind is running through their hair.
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