Ferrari 599 SA APERTA convertible debuts Paris Motor Show

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In celebration of the Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, Ferrari has uncovered its new topless 599 SA APERTA before the 2010 Paris Motor Show. This is a special series model of which only 80 units will be built, and all have already been sold out.

The Ferrari SA APERTA is a true roadster which allows its occupants to enjoy the wind and sun in a completely open-top setting with a low-slung windscreen. The light soft top is designed to be used to only if the weather gets really bad. So most of time, the Ferrari SA APERTA is meant to be driven with top down. The Ferrari SA APERTA is crouched lower to the ground than our other Ferrari models with exceptionally aerodynamic sleekness. Its profile arches back from the A-post to two aerodynamic fins integrating the two roll-bars which themselves cleverly mimic the outline of the seats.

The Ferrari SA APERTA is powered by a V12 679 CV engine, which is front mounted instead in the rear like most Ferrari cars. Even though the Ferrari SA APERA is a convertible, much of its chassis has been redesigned to deliver rigidity comparable to the Ferrari 599.

As for the interior, it too comes with stylish sporty theme that is embraced by sophisticated materials, trim and colors throughout. Noticeably, the leather seats with red stitching and the instrument cluster panel that has similar design as the original Ferrari 599.

If you are still pondering what the “SA” stands for, it is stands for Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company has helped build successful Ferrari cars out of the Maranello plant.

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A new V12 to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary

Maranello, 24th September 2010 – Ferrari is delighted to announce the presentation of the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show 2010. This is a special series model of which a strictly limited number of just 80 will be built. All have already been sold. Ferrari chose to build 80 SA Apertas in celebration of Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary. The SA nomenclature also pays homage to both Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company and work have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.

The SA APERTA is a true roadster which allows its occupants to enjoy the superlative emotions afforded by our signature front-engined V12 architecture in a completely open-top setting. In fact, it has just a light soft top designed to be resorted to only if the weather gets particularly bad. A low-slung windscreen and the fact that it crouches lower to the ground than our other models lend the SA APERTA an exceptionally aerodynamic sleekness. Its profile arches back from the A-post to two aerodynamic fins beautifully integrating the two roll-bars which themselves cleverly mimic the outline of the seats.

The chassis has been redesigned to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to that of a closed berlinetta and there is a negligible weight difference also, thanks to work done on the chassis structure.

Thanks to the 670 CV engine beneath its bonnet, the SA APERTA beautifully embodies the sporty spirit of the 599, incorporating Ferrari’s most advanced technology to deliver absolutely benchmark performance and superb driving pleasure. Its interior too is stylishly sporty with particularly sophisticated materials, trim and colours used throughout. The virtually endless combinations available guarantee that each and every SA APERTA is absolutely unique.

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