2010 Paris Preview: 2011 Ferrari SA APERTA, 599 Roadster revealed

2011 Ferrari SA APERTA

After all the rumors that we heard in the past couple of weeks, Ferrari has finally unveiled the new SA APERTA, a roadster version of the 599. The special-edition model celebrates Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary so only 80 units will be made and if you’re really wondering the SA nomenclature stands for Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina.

The Ferrari SA APERTA is a true roadster envisioned in a completely open-top setting. It has just a light soft top designed to be used only if the weather gets really bad. The model is powered by a front-engined V12 engine so you definitely have enough power under your right foot to enjoy the open air.

We’ll bring you more details during the 2010 Paris Motors Show.

Click through for the press release.

2011 Ferrari SA APERTA:

Press Release:

Maranello, 24th September 2010 ““ 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.

– By: Omar Rana