LaFerrari Aperta Paris Spotting shows Badge Celebrating 70-Year Ferrari History

LaFerrari Aperta Paris Spotting 5 photos
Photo: Magazín ProDriver CZ on Facebook
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The LaFerrari Aperta is full of surprises, but, as it turns out, the almost-out-of-the-oven halo car is having a hard time keeping a secret. The latest result of this comes in the form of the image above, which show the car has an important mission.
The LaF Aperta was recently spotted in Paris (lens tip to Magazin ProDriver CZ for these images), with the hyper-hybrid reportedly preparing to attend a special event in the French capital city (the Paris Motor Show is still some two months away, remember?).

Zoom in on the side of the Fezza, just before the rear wheels, we notice a badge, probably a sticker, showing a Prancing Horse next to a nod to the automaker's 70-year history. A badge that obviously wasn't there in the previous photos, be they official or not. Given the fact that we're talking about a 2017 market entry, we should've though about the fact that the LaFerrari Aperta has this special connection with the 1947 Ferrari 125 S.

Not as a coincidence, the 125 S, which was a racecar, also came in open-air form. And yes, both Ferraris come with V12 hearts.

And, as Maranello enthusiasts among you know, the 125 S was the first machine to be badged as a Ferrari, but it wasn't the first car Enzo built after leacing Alfa Romeo. That title belongs to the 1940 Auto Avio Construzioni 815 - you'll find pictures of both in the gallery.

The badge obviously boosts the LaFerrari Aperta's collectible value, but this shouldn't matter all that much to us. After all, the entire production run (the number has not been announced yet) has already been sold out following a private presentation earlier this year.

This is a story defined by its little details

And while we're talking small details, we're inviting you to zoom in on the air-channelling element aft of the front wheels. This is part of subtle aerodynamic tweak that allows the Aperta to offer the same drag coefficient as the fixed-roof LaFerrari. You know, for when you want to climb past 217 mph (make that 350 km/h) with the top down.
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