• Sep 30, 2010
Ferrari SA APERTA - Click above for high-res image gallery

Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina would be proud. The Ferrari SA APERTA has made its global entrance, so stare at it while you can because you might never see one in person. Just 80 sans-roof examples of the front-engined V12 hot-rod will be built. That number serves to honor the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina, just as the letters S and A honor Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina.

It's not entirely topless, though. It does come with a lightweight soft-top which can be installed if the rain begins to fall. We imagine the procedure for putting that top on is surprisingly difficult and it would be smarter to just drive faster and evade the weather. It would be a shame to muffle the open-air song from that 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine, even just a little bit.

The Ferrari SA APERTA (aperta is Italian for "open") is a wonderful way to pay tribute to two men and a company that have played an important role for Enzo's company.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This thing is awful looking. Just some tacky silver parts slapped onto a California. Ferrari is just phoning it in these days.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not sure whether it's the silver targa top or the old school F355 era style alloys, but they've really managed to bring back some older Ferrari feeling for me with this.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful. Ferrari. No need to say more.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ferrarri/Corvette, Ferrarri/Corvette, Ferrarri/Corvette, Ferrarri/Corvette, Ferrarri/Corvette. They used to be very distinct cars. Now they all look the same. Shame the designers can't have an original thought. Must be democrats.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now THATS a sexy car...

      Ferrari FTW just imagine this thing at full song with the top off like this... wet dreams i tell you.. wet dreams.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You previously mentioned your insecurities about what "REAL" men should and should not drive.

        Would this help you prove to the world that you are in fact a "REAL" man?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a lovely tribute!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      the v12 supper-car .. a dieing bread get um while you can
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hrmm 'Ferrari' 'Limited' '80 examples'...... Any guesses to how much this is going to cost? They should just sell these limited models at auction, why even put a price tag on it?
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I recall, all 80 examples are already spoken for, so no need for a price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I DIS-agree with some of the admiring comments here. Personally - and I know, I know, it's just me - but I don't think the car is all that pretty. Ferrari's used to be gorgeous cars, but over the last few years they've taken on a "tech-look" that's not as glamorous as models in the past. Maybe it's because there are too many design lines on the bodies of current vehicles (the California for example AND this new one here). But if I had the money, I'd buy a classic Ferarri from decades past.