LaFerrari Aperta May Be Sold Out, But a German Dealer Is Offering an Allocation

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We've spoken about the LaFerrari Aperta on so many occasions, that we've already covered most of the open-top hypercar's aspects before today's Paris unveiling. However, we didn't know what to expect in terms of the production run.
That question has now been answered, with Maranello explaining it will give birth to 209 units of the LaF Aperta. Since this is one of the birthday presents Ferrari is offering itself on the 70th anniversary of the company (the Italians started building road cars back in 1947), 9 of those cars will be kept in the Prancing Horse stable and be used at various 2017 events marking the anniversary - remember the anniversary stickers on the car?

As for the remaining 200 cars, these have already been sold out. The simplest way to understand while this lack of availability shouldn't come as a surprise is to remember all 499 units of the LaFerrari Coupe were also sold out back at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show when the hybrid debuted. Yes, the automaker did build one extra car, but since it's being auctioned off for charity, this is an exception.

Here's a spicy sales proposal from Germany

However, a luxury and exotic car dealership in Germany claims it can help you adorn your garage with Ferrari's latest halo car. As explained in the James Edition (a "luxury marketplace" website) ad, this is a LaFerrari Aperta 2017 quotation.

Given the fact that the ad stated there would be 150 cars (that was the pre-release rumor), adding the delivery would take place next year, including "free changeable options", this looks like a faux marketing instrument that would generate customer interest for the dealer. However, we can't be 100 percent sure of Dortmund-based TECHINTACTO GmbH & Co. KG's intentions.

The pricing isn't listed in the ad, but the important detail is that Ferrari also refrained from releasing the LaFerrari Aperta's financial side. The rumor mill talks about the open-top hybrid costing EUR3,5 million ($3.92 at the current exchange rates) plus tax. If that number turns out to be true, we're dealing with an incredible premium over the $1.35 million Ferrari asked for the fixed-roof LaF.

Still, such a factory price for the LaFerrari Aperta would only match the speculation-fed financial side of the "used" LaFerrari Coupe market.

A quick tech reminder

Before we end this piece, we'll remind you the 950 hp (963 PS) tech side of the Aperta is identical to that of the Coupe and, more importantly, so is the performance (0-62 mph in under 3 seconds and a top speed of 217+ mph) - thanks to clever bodywork details, the two have identical drag coefficients, so the Aperta's top speed isn't affected.

And speaking of the roof, the LaFerrari Aperta offers two of them: a single-piece carbon fiber hard top and a foldable cloth roof. So, if you're aflfuent enough, you can have your cake and eat it.

P.S.: Be sure to check out each and every juicy details of the Maranello halo car in the live photo gallery to your right.
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