Hypercar Day! – This is the Ferrari LaFerrari Spider

July 5 is no Independence Day. It is Hypercar Day, at least in 2016. After Aston Martin revealed the new Hyperis, also known as Aston Martin Red Bull 001 Concept, Ferrari must have felt jealous with all the attention the new car received and decided to show the first official picture of the LaFerrari Spider. The one you see above.

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The LaFerrari had a production run of only 499 units. It was 4.70 m long, 1.99 m wide, 1.12 m and had a wheelbase of 2.65 m. It’s curb weight was 1,585 kg. It was powered by a 6.3 V12 engine that delivered 588 kW at 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm at 6,750 rpm. It was aided by a HY-KERS system that increase total power to 708 kW and 900 Nm. The LaFerrari Spider will retain the same powertrain.

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The LaFerrari was able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 s, to 200 km/h in less than 7 s and to 300 km/h in 15 s, with a top speed of more than 365 km/h. It is considered as the fastest Ferrari ever built. Now we just have to wait on the official information about the fastest drop top Ferrari ever built! All we know so far is that all of them have already been sold. Preliminary numbers were 150 units of the LaFerrari Spider. Let’s see if Ferrari confirms it.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.