• Aug 31, 2010
We may have obsessively covered the cars of Pebble Beach Week out in Monterey, California, but it appears that we – and everyone else in the media – may have missed one.

If a letter sent to a Ferrari owner is to be believed (and we're not convinced it should be), the automaker held a special gathering for a select group of owners to view a 599 Roadster prototype. The letter, which you can view at Luxury4Play.com, thanks the attendees for their "first feedback" on this "upcoming limited edition product." There's no way to verify the authenticity of this letter, but if we're honest, it looks kinda-sorta legit.

Ferrari usually does a pretty good job of keeping these things under wraps, and since we didn't get to see the 599 Roadster during our time in Monterey, we wouldn't be surprised if it shows up at a future auto show (Paris, perhaps?). We'll keep our eyes peeled.

[Source: Luxury4Play via 0-60 Magazine]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Read this thread on Ferrarichat:

      http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289341

      Some interesting stuff in there from people who have seen the car IRL
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come to think of it the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta is a Roadster prototype, hmmm.
      I saw the car being delivered, yes offically taking ownership, late Sunday afternoon at PB to Ed Walson.
      • 4 Years Ago
      According to some that were there, the car was definitely present. It was shown to an extremely limited number of people at an off-site location. Absolutely no cameras were allowed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pics of the tent, but none of the car. Some specifics from ferrarichat: "The front end of the car is 599 convertible specific, looks great, it will be equipped with the GTO engine with the single clutch F1 system. Definitely the new retractable top raised some eyebrows, according to them it would take only a few seconds to put in on and off, but it took two of them one each side of the car to place it back on. Good news is convertible will weigh exactly same as a GTB. There are three new convertible specific colors; a new Red, a Navy and Black, all have some sort of sheen in them."

      And: "The car was the only one in existence and not a runner. GTO engine and *perhaps* the same underpinnings. Soft top sides match aluminium trim and it looks very good with the top on (and fantastic with it off!). There is space for the folded top in the elongated trunk...they took out the parcel shelf behind the seats and added that space to the trunk. Top is rated to 75 MPH as the car is intended as a roadster. Nifty slide in window for between the roll hoops..but none of this is for sure as the show car was *not* final. "