One of just 80 limited edition Ferrari 599 SA Apertas will cross the auction block later this month
One of just 80 Ferrari SA Apertas is set to be sold later this month at Bonhams' Zoute auction in Belgium. The V12 Ferrari is the first example of its kind to be sold at public auction, and is expected to fetch between £590,000-£890,000 this month.
The car will be joined by a number of other classics such as a 1992 Jaguar XJ220 Coupe (£210,000-£310,000), and a Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer (£380,000-£220,000) at Bonhams' Zoute sale on 9 October.
Introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the Aperta was first released in 2011 as a limited edition variation on Ferrari’s 599 supercar. The car was produced in homage to designers Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, with its name relating to the cars open-top nature: ‘aperta’ being the Italian term for ‘open’.
Like the series-599, the SA Aperta benefits from Ferrari’s 661bhp V12, which helps it push from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, and enjoy a frightening power-to-weight ratio of 362bhp per tonne.
As with many modern Ferraris, the SA Aperta really gets into its stride when it comes to the technology involved. Developed by the marque’s Formula One team, the paddle-shift gearbox bolted to the car is one of the most advanced ever built, and can change gear in just 100 milliseconds. That helps it get off the line and out of the corners well, however in the bends the real benefit is felt from the car’s active suspension.
The example heading to auction this month has covered just 4786km since new, and comes with full Ferrari Classiche documentation.