2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
$6,500,000 - $8,500,000
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 17 - 18 JANUARY 2019 - Offered on Thursday
- One of only 210 Aperta models built
- Approximately 1,500 miles from new
- Fully optioned and recently serviced
- The ultimate open-top Ferrari hypercar
Recalling many design cues of the Enzo, the LaFerrari’s design is equally forward thinking. Though no larger than the Enzo in footprint, even more impressive is that Ferrari managed to squeeze in both a 6.2-liter V-12 engine and a 120 KW electric motor. With 789 bhp on tap from the V-12 and an additional 161 bhp from the electric motor, total output is rated at 950 bhp. Despite the car’s massive output and powertrain, care of its advanced hybrid system, the LaFerrari’s carbon footprint is noticeably smaller when compared to the Enzo. Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, the LaFerrari created global fanfare and anyone with the means wanted Ferrari’s latest and greatest hypercar. Picking up the torch from the Enzo, LaFerrari continues the grand tradition of mid-engined Ferrari hypercars that began with the 288 GTO, a car which found its own inspiration from the legendary 250 GTO.
As limited as the LaFerrari was, Ferrari’s most important clients were in for an even more exciting open version, the Aperta. Offered to clients who already owned a LaFerrari, only 210 examples were built with all pre-sold before its debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. During Ferrari’s 70-year history, there has never been another vehicle as eagerly anticipated or as technologically advanced as the LaFerrari Aperta; the result of seven decades of ingenuity, perseverance, creativity, passion, and success. The LaFerrari Aperta embodies every aspect of the company and its founder, Enzo Ferrari. Putting the company firmly at the forefront of automotive technology thus far in the 21st century, the LaFerrari Aperta combines lessons learned from Formula 1, Corse Clienti, and Ferrari’s road-going supercars of the past.
Delivered new to Ferrari of Beverly Hills, this LaFerrari Aperta was ordered in Nero Daytona with red accents throughout the interior and exterior, which was only done for the Aperta. All options were selected, including the full carbon package which features the exposed carbon fiber removable roof panel. Since delivery, the car has been carefully driven and displayed in the owner’s collection of Italian supercars. It has been driven approximately 1,500 miles at the time of cataloguing. The car has always been regularly serviced by Ferrari of Beverly Hills, most recently in December 2018. A factory clear bra applied to the front of the car has protected the paint from any potential blemishes. Accompanying the Ferrari are all factory accessories, including the car cover, spare key, top cover, and owner’s manuals.
For the uppermost echelon of Ferrari collectors, the LaFerrari Aperta epitomizes what Ferrari is today: a company that provides cars with the utmost performance and exclusivity, honoring their past whilst looking toward the future through cutting-edge design and technology. Today, it sits on the same pedestal that the Enzo did in the 2000s, the F50 of the 1990s, and back to the 250 GTO of the 1960s. The LaFerrari Aperta is without question the ultimate Ferrari road car of this century and from the moment of its inception, it has been considered as a must-have in any world-class collection of Ferraris.