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29th September, 2010

The Ferrari SA APERTA will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show (2nd-17th October 2010) following its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August in Pebble Beach, California, USA, to selected individuals.

All 80 of the limited edition model have been sold.

Ferrari chose to limit the production of the SA APERTA to just 80 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 Ferrari SA APERTA is a true roadster which allows its occupants to enjoy the superlative sensations afforded by the combination Ferrari’s signature front-engined V12 super car in a completely open-top setting. In fact, it has just a light soft top designed to be used only if the weather gets particularly bad. A low-slung windscreen and the fact that it sits lower to the ground than Ferrari’s other models and provides the SA APERTA with exceptional aerodynamic sleekness. Its profile the windscreen arches back from the A-pillar to the two aerodynamic fins that beautifully integrate the two roll-bars which themselves mimic the outline of the seats.

The chassis has been redesigned to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to that of the normal Ferrari 599 on which it is based and there is a negligible weight difference thanks to work done on the chassis structure.

With a 500 kW V12 engine beneath its bonnet, the SA APERTA embodies the performance spirit of the 599, incorporating Ferrari's technology to deliver performance and driving pleasure. Its interior 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 unique.


  • Ferrari's preferred form for the name of the Ferrari SA APERTA is all capitalised
  • SA stands for the initials of the Pininfarina father and son, Sergio and Andrea
  • Aperta is Italian for ‘Open’
  • The Ferrari SA APERTA will only be built in left hand drive and, therefore, will not be available in Australia or New Zealand
  • The last V12 powered open top Ferrari was the Ferrari 575M Superamerica, of which 559 were built in 2005-06 and which was based on the Ferrari 575 Maranello, the predecessor to the 599 GTB Fiorano, on which the SA APERTA is based
  • The only other open top Ferrari in the present range is the V8-powered Ferrari California. Production of the F430 Spider finished last year
  • Ferrari models designed by Pininfarina include

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    • Ferrari 458 Italia - 2009
    • Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 2006
    • Ferrari P4/5 (Single car built for collector) - 2006
    • Ferrari Superamerica - 2005
    • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - 2004
    • Ferrari F430 Spider - 2005
    • Ferrari F430 - 2004
    • Ferrari 575 Maranello - 2002
    • Ferrari Rossa (concept car) - 2000
    • Ferrari 360 Modena - 1999
    • Ferrari F50 - 1995
    • Ferrari 456 GT - 1994
    • Ferrari F355 - 1992
    • Ferrari Mythos (concept car) - 1989
    • Ferrari F40 - 1987
    • Ferrari Testarossa - 1984
    • Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer - 1971
    • Ferrari Modulo (concept car) - 1970
    • Ferrari Dino 246 GT - 1968
    • Ferrari P6 (concept car) - 1968
    • Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” - 1968
    • Ferrari Dino 206 Competzione (concept car) - 1967
    • Ferrari 330 GTC - 1963
    • Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Speciale - 1963
    • Ferrari 250 GT SWB - 1959
    • Ferrari 500 Mondial - 1954
    • Ferrari 212 Inter – 1952


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