The design of the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari Spider has been revealed, with images of a 1/43 scale model version of the drop-top hypercar surfacing online.
Already confirmed by Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari, along with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on the first episode of the new season of Top Gear, the new LaFerrari Spider is believed to be largely similar to its roofed sibling.
The standout differences will be, of course, the absence of a fixed hardtop roof and - although not confirmed - the application of a heftier price tag.
The scale model, produced by Kane & Co, was revealed by website Autoevolution this week, giving us the first look of what the new hypercar will look like - although it seems not much will change.
It isn’t known yet where the Spider’s roof will go when not in place, although from the looks of the model - and as with the 'regular' LaFerrari - there won't be much space to store the panels.
Mechanically, the Spider isn’t likely to differ from the ‘regular’ LaFerrari, which is driven by the aforementioned 6.3-litre V12 coupled to an electric motor, together producing an insane 708kW of power and 900Nm of torque to the rear wheels.
0-100km/h should take no longer than three seconds, while the Spider’s top speed is also likely be similar to the coupe’s 350km/h+ claim.
The LaFerrari Spider will be even more exclusive than the coupe, reported to be limited to just 150-200 examples - less than half of the 499-unit run of the LaFerrari hardtop.
Ferrari racing driver Josh Cartu is one of the lucky customers to join the exclusive LaFerrari Spider club it seems, after he posted this image of a special Ferrari key on Instagram two months ago, after “configuring something very special”.
The hardtop ran for 1.3 million euros ($1.98 million) back in 2013, and the Spider will likely ask for around 2 million euros, perhaps more.
According to Marchionne: “potential customers have already been approached”, which could mean that most of the airy hypercars have already been sold. So if you have a spare $2 million burning a hole in your pocket, you’ll have to act fast.
Expect the LaFerrari Spider to make its debut in the months ahead, with the first deliveries to follow after that.
Like the LaFerrari coupe, the Spider is also destined to be produced only in left-hand drive. This means it is highly unlikely that we will see any on Aussie streets anytime soon, but the configuration hasn’t stopped numerous wealthy Australians bringing left-hook Ferrari Enzos, Bugatti Veyrons and Porsche 918 Spyders to our shores.
It wouldn’t be the first time a LaFerrari has been spotted in Australia either:
Big news today! A Ferrari LaFerrari has just landed in Melbourne! We’ve had another two in town before this, at around the time of the Melbourne Grand Prix earlier this year, but both stayed only briefly. Let’s hope this one’s here for good! There is reportedly another LaFerrari on its way to Melbourne, all black. Thanks for the incredible spot, @nickoswhitos! It was on the Citylink on its way to Richmond from the airport.A photo posted by Melbourne Car Spotters (@melbournecarspotters) on
In the meantime you can buy the 1/43 scale model of the LaFerrari Spider for a smidgen under $580 from the Kane and Company website.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for updates on the drop top hypercar in the coming months