The SA Aperta was announced at the Paris International Motor Show in 2010, and it carried on Ferrari's tradition of creating limited-edition drop-top V-12 grand tourers, which included the 550 Barchetta and the 575 Superamerica. The announcement might have come as a surprise to the majority of the people at the show, but 80 of Ferrari's best customers already knew of the car's impending premiere, as only 80 examples were planned to be made and they had all been spoken for by the time it was announced publically. The Aperta has always been a car limited to Ferrari's ultra-VIP a clients and examples are seldom offered on the open market.
Even though the SA Aperta was built on the basis of the 599 GTO's chassis and drivetrain, Ferrari wanted the SA Aperta to have a slightly softer and more sophisticated personality than the GTO, which was intended to be a road-legal version of the 599XX. However, only minor changes were necessary. The windshield was given a steeper rake, and two aerodynamic fins were crafted behind the roll bars, beautifully recalling the flying buttresses on the standard 599. Ferrari's engineers also took time to adjust the suspension and exhaust on the SA Aperta to give drivers the option of less aggressive settings than its track-ready sibling, making it perfect for comfortable long-distance fast travelling.
The SA Aperta boasts structural rigidity similar to that of the GTO and despite stiffening the chassis, it only brings a negligible weight difference in return. It was intended as a roadster and comes equipped with a light soft-top, which was designed for use if the owner is suddenly subject to foul weather whilst out and about. This roof is easily removed and stored inside the spacious boot.
This example is one of the very first Apertas delivered and was supplied new to one of the world's most distinguished Ferrari collectors in its current stunning and possibly unique specification. Presented in Nero Daytona with Argento Accents and Crema leather interior, from new this sensational example has covered less than just 700 kms. In superb condition and supplied with all of its equipment including roof this example represents a rare opportunity to acquire a virtually brand new SA Aperta.
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