2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Spider

When it made its maiden debut at the 2013 at the Geneva Auto
show, the LaFerrari Coupe was the first Ferrari to use a hybrid
drive-train. Despite the model costing almost $2 million, all
499 units sold out in a matter of months. The automaker now is
set to follow up the Coupe with a Convertible version dubbed
the 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Spider Aperta. Although Ferrari has
not said how many models will be built, the automaker revealed
that all models have already sold out. The Spider was offered
to a select few individuals.

Ferrari has already released photos of the model and as you
would expect, it looks sharp and elegant just like the coupe…I
think the Spider is way more stylish than the Coupe. The Spider
will be showcased at the Paris Auto show in October before
deliveries to customers commence in 2017. Read along to find
out more:

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Spider Exterior

Below the waistline, the Spider looks identical to the coupe
with all the unique lines and curves that made the LaFerrari
Coupe a huge hit among supercar enthusiasts. The drop-top roof
is actually the only feature that differentiates the Spider
from the Coupe. The new roof is a removable panel made from
carbon-fiber.

The Spider looks somewhat sleeker with the panel removed.
Subtle visual upgrades include revised rear windows and engine
hood at the rear. Otherwise, everything else is identical to
the LaFerari Coupe.

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2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Spider Interior

Inside, the LaFerrari spider is also identical to the Coupe.
The cabin combines race-inspired features with unique Ferrari
luxury. The steering wheel is a flat top and bottomed unit
which slots in front of the model’s 3-piece instrument cluster.

The instrument cluster is customizable to individual driver’s
preferences. The center console is identical to that of the
Coupe. Interior surfaces are wrapped either with soft Italian
leather or with Alcantara. Buyers will love the two-tone finish
on the door panels, seats and on the dash.

Surfaces not covered in leather or Alcanatara feature
carbon-fiber including on the center console, door panels, and
steering wheel and on the floor. The automaker also revealed
that carbon fiber is used on the seats as a weight reduction
measure.

The good thing about the Spider is that the driver now enjoys
all the headroom in the world enabling him/her to appreciate
the awesome growl from the monstrous V-12 mill.

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Engine Specs and performance

Just like its coupe sister, the LaFerrari Spider is powered by
a hybrid drive-train. The system combines a 6.3 L, V-12 which
produces 789 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine combines
with HY-KERN motor which adds 161 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.
Both combine to produce 950 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.

The drop-top will take around 2.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from
standstill which is a little slower than the coupe. This is
because the cabriolet features altered aerodynamics to
accommodate the convertible rooftop. The model will have a top
speed of 210 mph just like the coupe. At this speed, the Spider
is the fastest street-legal cabriolet in the world.

In terms of fuel consumption, the cabriolet has the same rating
as the coupe. It is EPA rated at 12 mpg in city, 16 mpg on
highway and 14 mpg on combined drives. The automaker has not
revealed its all-electric driving range.

Price and release date

The LaFerrari Spider will be produced in limited units.
However, Ferrari has not revealed the exact number of units
that will be produced. At first, rumor had it that only 50
units would be produced, recent rumors however suggest 70
units.

Most likely, less than 100 units will be produced.  As
such, the model will be much rarer than the coupe. 
Ferrari has not revealed the model’s price but the cabriolet
will be more expensive than the coupe. According to rumors, a
price of around $3.4 million is likely.

The 2017 LaFerrari Spider will make a public debut at the Paris
Auto Show in October.

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Competition

If you wanted a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Spider, you have already
missed out as the models sold out during the private launch.
However, you can turn your eyes to the upcoming 2017 Pagani
Huayra Roadster and the 2018
Bugatti Chiron Grand Sport.