The long awaited Ferrari 599 Convertible finally breaks cover as the 599 SA Aperta, as the company releases the first pictures of the car ahead of its debut at 2010 Paris Motor Show. As promised earlier, this model is going to be strictly limited, and they will only make 80 units. Why 80, well that’s paying tribute to Pininfarina, who’s celebrating 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.
Even though most people thought that the 599 Roadster will look like the 575 SuperAmerica sporting a similar rotating hardtop, it turns out to be closer to the 550 Barchetta and comes with a soft fabric roof that goes away inside a cubbyhole in the trunk. The car also has better aerodynamics with lower center of gravity and low-slung windscreen.
The chassis of the 599 is revised for the Aperta to provide enough stiffness comparable to that of a closed berlinetta and there is a negligible weight difference also, thanks to work done on the chassis structure. The front-mounted V12 engine is also upgraded from 620 to 670 hp to make even more fun to drive.
Each of the Aperta 599s will be tailor made based on the Mr.Customer’s desired specs so there’s no real price for it that we could mention. But the base car is expected to cost around 400,000 Euros.