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The new Ferrari 599 Roadster: SA APERTA

By Rigval on 29 Sep 2010

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Ferrari have released photos and specification of their latest roadster, the SA APERTA. This car is basically a Ferrari 599 with a fancy name and a lack of a roof, if one were being less tactful in explaining it.

The SA APERTA, while quite strangely named to the English speaking public is actually quite straightforward. The 'SA' is an acronym for Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina while 'Aperta' is Italian for 'open', for the open top of this new Ferrari. It sounds so different and glamorous in Italian. If it were in English, SA OPEN sounds like a computer software program.

Another significant fact about this car is that Ferrari will only produce 80 units in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina, long time design and styling collaborator of Ferrari. If you want to buy one you can't. This is as all the SA Apertas have been spoken for.

This car is a true roadster, meaning the soft top provided in this car should only be used if the weather is really bad. It's something like the recent Porsche Boxster Spyder and recently previewed 911 Spyder. The SA Aperta uses a specific lower angled reinforced frame windscreen, integrated roll bars at the rear that has aerodynamic fins and a lowered suspension that is specific for the car.

Being a roadster, the chassis differs from the standard 599. some stiffening have increased the weight slightly. How much an increase isn't mentioned but this is conpensated by the fact that the SA Aperta comes with the higher output 6.0liter V12 engine found in the 599GTO instead of the one in the standard 599. It means that this Ferrari is still ballistic, with 661bhp to play with.

The Ferrari SA Aperta also makes its official unveiling at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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