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Ferrari Introducing Convertible Version of LaFerrari Hybrid

Ferrari Introducing Convertible Version of LaFerrari Hybrid.

“all available examples have already been sold after a special preview to clients and the order book is closed”

    Ferrari, now spun off from previous parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will introduce a convertible version of its top of the range LaFerrari supercar at the Paris car show.

    But don’t get too excited, Ferrari says this is a limited edition vehicle, and all have been sold already.

    Ferrari published the first pictures of the car Tuesday.

    It didn’t announce the price, but the hard top version sold for the equivalent of $1.3 million.

    The rear-wheel drive LaFerrari is a hybrid. The hard top version of the car has a 780 hp V12 gasoline engine sits behind the passengers, while the 155 hp electric motor and battery pack are also behind but also below the seats. The company said the convertible LaFerrari will have the same running gear and performance. 

    The LaFerrari hybrid doesn’t allow electric-only mode like rivals from Porsche and McLaren. It retrieves power on the move not just from the engine, but from the brakes and traction control system.   

    “The name and technical characteristics of the new car will be announced at the Paris International Motor Show, as will the number of examples Ferrari will build. However, all available examples have already been sold after a special preview to clients and the order book is closed,” Ferrari said. 

    The car will be available with a removable carbon-fiber hard top and a removable soft top.

    “Significant and extensive modifications have been made to the chassis with the aim of retaining the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the coupé version. The car’s aerodynamics have also been further honed to guarantee the same drag coefficient when driving in the open configuration,” Ferrari said.

    Ferrari announced its first financial results in May after the spin off. Net profit rose 19% to 78 million euros ($87 million on sales of 675 million euros ($753 million).

   FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is now also Ferrari CEO.

    

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