Ferrari made a big statement back in 2013 when it introduced the famous LaFerrari at the Geneva Motor Show. The limited-edition supercar took over the show with its impressive styling and a promise of spectacular power. Even the name made sense in the context, although many would say the prominent Italian brand could do better.

Still, the LaFerrari literally means "The Ferrari" when translated from Italian, which stands for the ultimate, definite Ferrari. Like it or loathe it, the name is on point. Once you explore this supercar, you have to agree it's a pure embodiment of performance and style. But then again, a special edition of this limited Ferrari known as the LaFerrari Aperta arrived in 2016 to steal the spotlight from its sibling and further increase our excitement.

The LaFerrari Aperta, or the open-top Ferrari, finally brought forth the hybrid aspirations of the Italian car manufacturer. It was produced between 2016 and 2018 in around 200 units and was initially reserved for the Ferrari 70th anniversary celebration. It goes without saying, the special edition of the special edition was a blast.

Today, we're still excited about the LaFerrari Aperta for many reasons. The best features of this supercar just pile up into a ball of adoration for all sports car enthusiasts. Let's explore them together in more detail.

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The LaFerrari Aperta's Extreme Power Breaks The Traditional Ways Of Road Cars

The 2016 LaFerrari Aperta parked outside.
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Ferrari went above and beyond with the LaFerrari Aperta, that's for sure. Marketed as the most powerful Ferrari for the road, the Aperta was the first to introduce the hybrid power unit or the HY-KERS system. So, the already powerful mid-rear naturally-aspirated V12 engine was paired with a 120 kW electric motor for ultimate performance. The results? The LaFerrari Aperta cranked 949.44 horsepower and 663.8 lb-ft of torque, to be exact.

The impressive specs allowed the Aperta to speed up like a real race car, going from 0 to 62 mph in under 3 seconds, and developing a top speed of a whopping 218 mph. Still, the driver remains in perfect control thanks to the 7-speed clutch transmission, rear-wheel drive, and improved suspension system. There are also Brembo brakes to ensure a firm stop when necessary.

If we're to make any verdict, it would be to say the LaFerrari Aperta is a beast on the road. Without exaggeration, this Italian supercar brings in the specs of a race car, which is one of its best features. Still, considering we're talking about Ferrari, there are plenty of other features to explore as well, and they are not less impressive than the drivetrain.

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The LaFerrari Aperta's Futuristic Design Speaks To The Most Passionate Gearheads

The front view on the 2016 LaFerrari Aperta.
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In the Ferrari commercial for the Aperta, the driver looks at his reflection when passing a truck and sees an F1 car. That practically sums up the story about the Aperta design.

On the outside, the LaFerrari Aperta is as aesthetically pleasing as it gets. Well, at least for the super car lovers. In essence, the open-top version is quite similar to the LaFerrari coupe, but it also has a unique look with futuristic accents. Sleek, low, and wide, the Aperta perfectly combines function with style, offering unmatched aerodynamics while looking exceptional on the road.

The 2016 LaFerrari Aperta rear view.
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The main difference between the Aperta and the standard coupe is in the open-top, which accommodates a carbon-fiber hard top and a removable soft top. The design was also further adjusted to ensure proper aerodynamics when the roof gets folded down. Moreover, Ferrari included a special door-rotation system around the roof styling, so the doors sit at a specific angle when fully open.

As for the interior, there are no surprises to the Ferrari luxury. The Aperta features a race-inspired cabin with clean but enjoyable styling. Wrapped in soft leather and carbon fiber, drivers can feel like they're starting a race every time they sit in their impressive-looking Aperta.

Ultimate Luxurious Experience Of The LaFerrari Aperta (But For Those With A Deep Pocket)

The 2016 LaFerrari Aperta bird view.
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To sum things up, the LaFerrari Aperta is an outstanding example of performance and style blended together for pure joy. Still, we have to admit the car is also one of the standard Ferrari attempts to make an exclusive product for those with a deep pocket. As only about 200 LaFerrari Aperta units were created, and with the model's outrageous characteristics, a high price tag is somewhat logical.

The LaFerrari Aperta models were reserved for buyers, and it was priced at around $1.5 million and more. Unfortunately, that means most of us can only just sit and drool over it. But to be honest, there's also a special appeal to limited-edition supercars like the Aperta. With this insane drivetrain, the mind-blowing exterior, and the luxurious interior, the LaFerrari Aperta is a representation of how a driver should feel in and about the best-crafted super cars the world has to offer.

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