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Old 24th September 2010, 18:24   #1
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Maranello, 24th September Ferrari is delighted to announce the presentation of the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show 2010. This is a special series model of which a strictly limited number of just 80 will be built. All have already been sold. Ferrari chose to build 80 SA APERTAs in celebration of Pininfarina's 80th anniversary. The SA nomenclature also pays homage to both Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company and work have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.

The SA APERTA is a true roadster which allows its occupants to enjoy the superlative emotions afforded by our signature front-engined V12 architecture in a completely open-top setting. In fact, it has just a light soft top designed to be resorted to only if the weather gets particularly bad. A low-slung windscreen and the fact that it crouches lower to the ground than our other models lend the SA APERTA an exceptionally aerodynamic sleekness. Its profile arches back from the A-post to two aerodynamic fins beautifully integrating the two roll-bars which themselves cleverly mimic the outline of the seats.

The chassis has been redesigned to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to that of a closed berlinetta and there is a negligible weight difference also, thanks to work done on the chassis structure.

Thanks to the 670 CV engine beneath its bonnet, the SA APERTA beautifully embodies the sporty spirit of the 599, incorporating Ferrari's most advanced technology to deliver absolutely benchmark performance and superb driving pleasure. Its interior too is stylishly sporty with particularly sophisticated materials, trim and colours used throughout. The virtually endless combinations available guarantee that each and every SA APERTA is absolutely unique.

The SA APERTA - the most exclusive Ferrari ever takes centre stage at Paris. A new V12 to celebrate Pininfarina's 80th anniversary
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So the convertible GTO is here,too bad its a limited edition model.The polished aluminium windshield frame and ORVMS dont really look good.
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So does this have an automatic folding roof? Or is it that terrible manual folding like in the Murci roadster or Veyron Grandsport?
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So does this have an automatic folding roof? Or is it that terrible manual folding like in the Murci roadster or Veyron Grandsport?
Probably a manual folding roof like 550 Barchetta.
I feel it's lacking the aggressiveness that 599 GTO has but it looks gorgeous
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It does look really different and special. The silver/polished aluminium pillars look good in contrast to dark body colours, like the blue above.
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Would really love to see one of these on the roads. Considering there are only 80 models and all sold out even before production, I highly doubt it that even 10% of these will be taken out for regular drives. Most of these will end up in pristine climate controlled garages.
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