Ferrari launched the LaFerrari way back at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. As a result, one would not expect to see a heavily disguised LaFerrari prototype testing in Maranello over 18 months later but that’s exactly what recently happened sparking rumours that a LaFerrari Spider is on the cards after all.
One of the biggest giveaways that this could indeed by a LaFerrari Spider test mule is that the standard butterfly doors of the coupe seem to have been scrapped in favour or more traditional doors. The test mule also features heavy cladding at the front and around the engine bay.
According to reports, the Ferrari LaFerrari Spider will be unveiled next year with production being limited to just 50 units compared to the 499 examples of the ‘regular’ LaFerrari coupe being produced as we speak. With that being said, some speculate that production could be limited to 10 or fewer units.
As for pricing, well the car could end up costing around twice as much as the coupe. As a result, the LaFerrari Spider would eclipse the price of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Ferrari is understandably yet to comment on these suggestions and is unlikely to do so in the future. Nevertheless, if the LaFerrari Spider does come to fruition, then expect it to remain mechanically identical to the coupe.
As a result, the LaFerrari Spider should feature a 6.3 litre V12 which is connected to an electric motor similar to the system on the McLaren P1. The Ferrari F150 V12 has an output of 789 hp at 9000 rpm and 700 Nm at 7000 rpm while its electric motor has a maximum output of 161 hp and 270 Nm of torque. That delivers a total combined power output of 950 hp, allowing the car to do 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 15 seconds and a top speed in excess of 350 km/h.
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