Marchionne Officially Confirms There Will Be a Roofless LaFerrari Spider

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In a very short time frame, the automotive landscape received three of the greatest supercars ever created: the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
It shouldn't surprise anybody that they quickly became known by a name that will upset the more religious ones among us: the Holy Trinity. But it's quite fitting, even though some would have expected such a group to feature a Lamborghini as well. Sadly for the Sant'Agata company, it doesn't have a model that is nearly as clinical as these three.

The LaFerrari was the first model from Maranello to use hybrid propulsion, but all those years of developing KERS for the Formula One finally paid off when this latest supercar was unveiled. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the LaFerrari, seamlessly fusing the brand's tradition with modern technology. In fact, all the members of the Holy Trinity are excellent vehicles, and the choice between them ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Not that you can really choose when it comes to this sort of cars. There were only 499 LaFerraris made, so the owners of the cars were known even before deliveries began. It's more a case of the car choosing you rather than the other way around, and this sense of exclusivity can only add to the vehicle's already enormous dose of desirability.

The heart of the LaFerrari is a 6.3-liter (6,262 cc) V12 engine producing 800 hp at 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque at 6,750 rpm. Unlike any previous Ferrari model, this one comes with a secondary heart, one that pushes the maximum power output to 963 hp and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft), enough to make this supercar the most powerful Ferrari ever built.

One way of building more of these cars without diluting the essence of the original (and upsetting its owners) is to invent a new model. The Spider - a convertible version - would do just that, and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has officially confirmed during a lengthy talk with Automobile Mag that it will be happening.

He wasn't very generous with the details, but we'd be very surprised if Ferrari changes more than it absolutely has to. So expect the same engine with the same power output, the same overall design (the carbon fiber tub is strong enough to compensate for the missing roof), and some sort of targa solution for the open air part. All these - apart from the engine bit - are confirmed by the leaked images from a private event showing the car.
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