Designed for Ferrari’s most passionate clients, the LaFerrari Aperta is the new limited-edition special series model, and just a few examples – all of them already accounted for – of this spider version of the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar will be built.
The intensive development work carried out by Ferrari’s technicians targeted the car’s chassis and aerodynamics and has produced a roadster that delivers the same performance, torsional rigidity, beam stiffness and drag coefficient characteristics as the coupé.
The Aperta retains the LaFerrari’s hybrid powertrain comprising an 800 cv 6,262 cc V12 (specific power output 128 cv/l, compression ratio 13.5:1) coupled with a 120 kW electric motor, for a total power output of 963 cv. The dynamic control systems integrated with the active aerodynamics remain unchanged. The LaFerrari Aperta’s styling retains the essential characteristics of the coupé. It is a futuristic and absolutely extreme car that seamlessly marries form and function whilst still retaining clear links to classic Ferrari styling cues.
The only significant difference is the door rotation system: when fully open, the Aperta’s doors are now at slightly different angle than in the coupé version.
Because the car does not have a roof, Ferrari’s technicians had to focus all their ingenuity on the lower section which had to be reinforced because it is subject to different stresses caused by force lines which, in the coupé, converge in the upper part. Thanks to a series of targeted modifications designed to reinforce that area to cope with the new stresses, allow the LaFerrari Aperta deliver the same torsional rigidity figure as the LaFerrari, thus putting the Aperta at the top of supercar category in terms of dynamic performance.
AMALGAM COLLECTION – NOW AT 1:18 SCALE
Amalgam are world leaders in the creation of precisely detailed large scale models for F1 teams and sponsors. Amalgam supplies the leading luxury and sports car manufacturers, builds bespoke models for owners of the real cars, and creates small editions for collectors of fine models worldwide. In motorsport and the high end car manufacturing industry Amalgam Collection models are commissioned by CEO’s, team principals, designers and drivers.
Amalgam’s work is a powerful combination of art and technology using CAD data and digital scanning alongside timeless sculpting and very refined finishing skills to create models indistinguishable from the real cars in photographs. Amalgam’s passion is for precision and their mission is to immortalise the most important and iconic car designs, current and historic.
Utilising their full and detailed data, their deep knowledge and experience, along with their close and important relationships with the creators, designers and owners of iconic cars past and present, Amalgam are now creating beautifully presented collections of models at 1:18 scale made to the same exacting standards that have made their large scale models famous. The collections will start to launch from late 2016.
Since the1920s luxury and racing automobiles have expressed not only the leading edge of engineering capability as it evolved but also the style and zeitgeist of each decade. Each collection of models represents a chapter or an essential thread in the history of the car, captured in a few carefully chosen examples.
Each model is presented on a polished black acrylic base with a clear acrylic dust cover. Within a slot in the side of the base the spine of a leather folder is visible containing a certificate of authenticity along with a short description of the car and its place within the collection. The certificate is accessible by removing the clear dust cover and sliding out the leather folder. The model with base folder and cover are packed inside a luxury black box that hinges open to reveal the perfectly detailed model within.