Ferrari has presented the SA Aperta at the Paris Motor Show. Just 80 of this special series have been manufactured, and they have already been sold (purportedly at about €400,000). The number 80 celebrates the eightieth anniversary of design company Pininfarina, and the SA of the name is another tribute to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose styling contributed to the marque's most famous cars. "Aperta" means simply "open," of course, which means that the V12 will be excitingly audible inside.
The SA Aperta is a roadster specifically designed for driving with the wind in your hair, enjoying the thrills offered by a traditional power plant layout with a front-mounted V12 engine.
The car has a lightweight hood, for use only in particularly bad weather. The low windscreen and the equally low overall height give the SA Aperta a sleek and fast look. The two roll bars behind the seats are brilliantly resolved, their shape echoing the seat tops, and with two aerodynamic fins behind. The monocoque chassis was redesigned in order to ensure structural rigidity with only a minimal weight increase.
The SA Aperta has a V12 engine developing 670 bhp at 8250 rpm, with a maximum torque of 650 Nm at 6500 rpm. The the car is built with latest Ferrari technology, for fine performance and an enjoyable drive. Gear change time is 60 milliseconds, further improving performance. The smart interiors are made using sophisticated materials, colours and finish, and their combinations make each SA Aperta a unique object.
Length 4.70 m
Width 1.962 m
Height 1.3 m
Dry weight 1595 kg
Engine: 65° V12, displacement 5999 cc
Maximum power: 493 kW (670 bhp) at 8250 rpm
Maximum torque: 620 Nm at 6500 rpm
Top speed: 325 km/h (2020 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.6 secs
Gearbox: 6-speed + reverse
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