A new convertible version of Ferrari's LaFerrari halo car - which may later wear the Spider name but for now is described as simply an 'open-top' offering - has been revealed.

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Previewed by a scale model version a month ago, the topless LaFerrari's design doesn't differ greatly to its coupe sibling - of course with the exception of its roof, or lack of.

With its public debut at October's Paris motor show still some months away, Ferrari is keeping many of the car's details under the wraps for the moment - including its final name.

The supercar maker isn't even willing to divulge how many LaFerrari convertibles it will make, nor how much they will cost to purchase. Although, if you're interested, it's already too late as the entire production run has been pre-sold and the order books closed.

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We do know, though, that behind the passenger cell, the LaFerrari convertible features the same 6.3-litre V12 as the coupe. The V12 develops 588kW of power and 700Nm of torque, and is mated to an 120kW electric motor.

With both motors working together, the HY-KERS drivetrain is able to deliver peak output of 708kW of power and over 900Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.

Ferrari says that it has made "significant and extensive modifications" to the chassis in order to achieve the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the LaFerrari coupe.

The company has also fiddled with the car's aerodynamics package to ensure that coupe and convertible have the same coefficient of drag.

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According to the Italian supercar maker, the LaFerrari convertible has the same performance figures as the fixed roof variant.

For reference, the LaFerrari coupe can complete the 0-100km/h dash in less than three seconds, hit the 200km/h mark in under seven seconds, and sprint to 300km/h in 15 seconds. All of this on the way to a top speed in excess of 350km/h.