The LaFerrari Aperta’s styling retains the essential characteristics of the coupé. It is a futuristic and absolutely extreme car that seamlessly marries form and function whilst still retaining clear links to classic Ferrari styling cues. The only significant difference is the door rotation system: when fully open, the Aperta’s doors are now at slightly different angle than in the coupé version.
Because the car does not have a roof, Ferrari’s technicians had to focus all their ingenuity on the lower section which had to be reinforced because it is subject to different stresses caused by force lines which, in the coupé, converge in the upper part. Thanks to a series of targeted modifications designed to reinforce that area to cope with the new stresses, allow the LaFerrari Aperta deliver the same torsional rigidity figure as the LaFerrari, thus putting the Aperta at the top of supercar category in terms of dynamic performance.
The LaFerrari Aperta’s powertrain, which is the same as the LaFerrari’s, uses hybrid technology. It couples an 800 CV 6262cc V12 with a 120 kW (163 CV) electric motor for a total output of over 960 CV. Thanks to the HY-KERS system, it is the most high performance and efficient Ferrari ever built. Making full use of Ferrari’s F1 expertise with KERS systems further evolved for use on road cars, the HY-KERS guarantees perfect integration of the V12 and the electric motor, seamlessly blending the advantages of both. The high levels of torque available at low revs from the electric motor allowed the engineers to optimise the internal combustion engine’s performance at higher revs, thus providing exceptional, continuous power throughout the rev range and a maximum torque peak of 900 Nm.
The aerodynamic challenge for the Maranello technicians was to retain the coupé’s signature speed. Their goal with the LaFerrari Aperta’s design was to achieve the same drag figure as the LaFerrari, even when driving without the hard top in place. To effectively manage the hot air flow from the radiators through the bonnet, the angle of inclination of the radiators was modified. In the coupé, the radiators are angled to ensure that the air flow hugs the bonnet, but in the LaFerrari Aperta, the radiating masses are angled backwards to direct the air flows out along the underbody. This solution results in complete separation of the hot air from the flow reaching the cockpit, keeping temperature levels for occupants comfortable.
|Type||V12 - 65|
|Maximum revs||9250 rpm|
|Electric motor output||120 Kw (163 CV)|
|Gearbox||7-speed F1 Dual-Clutch|
|Maximum Power||800 CV @ 9000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||700 Nm @6750 rpm|
|Total displacement||6262 cc|
|Bore and stroke||94 x 75,2 mm|
|Front Tires||265/30 – 19|
|Rear Tires||345/30 – 20|
|Dry Weight||1570 Kg|
|Weight Distribution||45% ant - 55% post|
|Rear Shelf Capacity||20 l|