The Ferrari SA Aperta and it’s presence in the Paris Motor Show is about nothing more than showboating and flamboyance.
I’m not saying that because this is a Ferrari, I’m not saying that because this has a V12 engine, I’m not even saying that because it’s got pedigree like nothing in this world hopes for.
I’m saying that because this is what Ferrari are doing presenting this car at the Paris Motor Show because it has been already sold out even before the show started.
Perhaps I’m looking at it from the “Sour Grapes” point of view, so I’ll start writing about what you need to know about it from the petrolhead point of view.
The Ferrari SA Aperta is an open top version of the 599 which features a 670 horsepower V12 engine and has been a design project with Ferrari Centro Stile. The object of this design study was to produce something which would celebrate 80 years of existence for Italian design firm Pininfarina.
The SA Aperta was built partly as homage to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina, the son and grandson respectively of company founder Battista Farina (latter Battista Pininfarina).
Only 80 lucky chaps got the chance to own one and since they sold out in hours I’m guessing the money has already been put down.