Ferrari LaFerrari Spider is coming!

Photo by Automotive Passion (D. Benoit)

Posted by Autogespot on Saturday, 5 March 2016

It has long been rumoured that Ferrari might build a LaFerrari Spider, an open-top version of its flagship hybrid supercar. With this photograph uploaded on automotive photographer David Benoit’s Facebook page recently (through Autogespot), it appears those rumours might be confirmed.

The photograph features a carbon-fibre jewellery box with a Ferrari logo on the front, along with an illustration of what looks like a LaFerrari without its roof on the top. This could very well be evidence that such a model will be making its debut, albeit without an expected timeline.

Possible debut locations for the open-top LaFerrari include this year’s Paris Motor Show in October. Details on the new model are incredibly scarce for now. However, expect the LaFerrari Spider to share some traits with the hardtop, including limited production and a steep price tag.

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The LaFerrari Spider should carry on with the fixed-head’s 950 hp and 900 Nm hybrid powertrain, comprising of a 6.3 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine and Ferrari’s HY-KERS system, with power being sent to the rear wheels thanks to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

As for the roof, the LaFerrari Spider could feature a removable hard top because a mechanical-folding mechanism would add too much weight, and a soft top might not hold up well when the car is in full sprint. The hardtop has a top speed exceeding 350 km/h.

How good would a LaFerrari Spider look? Or would you prefer to have the hardtop version instead? Lamborghini has had some experience with introducing open-top version of its limited-number supercars – the Aventador Superveloce is just one such example, available in coupe and roadster versions.

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