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LaFerrari Spider announced: pictures of drop-top hypercar revealed

Ferrari has shown the first images of the LaFerrari Spider, ahead of its launch at the Paris motor show


Until recently, it’s been an open secret that Ferrari was planning to launch a convertible version of the LaFerrari. Today, photos of the car have been revealed – officially confirming that the car will be launched to the public at the Paris motor show later this year.

Aside from confirming that the car is already sold out, Ferrari has released little information on the new car to go with the images. Like the coupe, the Spider will feature a 780bhp naturally aspirated V12 engine alongside a 120kw electric motor – driving power to the rear wheels.

The car comes with a choice of removable soft-top, as well as a more permanent carbon fibre hard top – likely to be required when attempting a top speed run. Ferrari claims that ‘significant and extensive’ modifications have been made to the chassis, with the aim of maintaining the same torsional rigidity of the coupe.

Ferrari also claims that the performance of the Spider is equal to the coupe, which would indicate that any weight gain is minimal. Ferrari says that it has honed the aero package to ensure that there is no extra drag due to the roofless configuration.

While the company was happy to tell us that all of the LaFerrari Spiders were sold after a special preview event held for potential future owners of the car, it has not confirmed production numbers or price. For reference, the original LaFerrari cost over £1m with a total of 499 produced.

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