This is it: the last Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta. Presumably, Ferrari will make no more after this one. Unless something crazy happens, like Steve Jobs coming back to life and demanding one. Or something.
Ferrari did it once before with the Ferrari TheFerrari and now it’s doing it again with the Ferrari TheFerrari Open: it’s building one last car and proceeds from the sale will go towards charity. Angelic!
Or, rather, Ferrari has this really, really antiquated and very dumb, stick-up-the-ass view of itself that hasn’t matured or grown up to figure out how a flighty thing like image is cultivated in 2017.
I had totally forgotten that Ferrari made one of these, the Ferrari TheFerrari Aperta, where “aperta” creatively means “open” in Italian. Regardless of its doofus name, listening to this car is where the good shit is at.
Ferrari’s greatest (now ex-greatest) fan and legendary racing mogul Preston Henn filed a lawsuit against the automaker in July because they refused to sell him a LaFerrari Aperta—even after Henn mailed Sergio Marchionne a check for a deposit of $1 million. That lawsuit has since been dropped, but Henn still wants to…
Top Gear pulled a weird stunt in the first episode of its rebooted series earlier this year when Chris Evans and Gordon Ramsay coyly announced the “first proof” of the LaFerrari Aperta, a “Spider” variant of the million dollar hypercar. The oddity continues with Ramsay’s video announcing his car’s delivery.
There’s no escaping the glowing red spirit of the mirror realm. Not even in the new LaFerrari Aperta.
More than anything else in the world, I hate not being able to feel the wind in my hair when I drive my Ferrari LaFerrari. Hate it! I wrote a bunch of angry letters to Maranello on my personal stationery, yelling about my displeasure. I pressed very hard into the paper to make a point.