Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ferrari 599 SA APERTA

Ferrari 599 SA APERTA
Ferrari is delighted to announce the presentation of the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show 2010. This is a special series model of which a strictly limited number of just 80 will be built. All have already been sold. Ferrari chose to build 80 SA APERTAs 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 SA APERTA is a true roadster which allows its occupants to enjoy the superlative emotions afforded by our signature front-engined V12 architecture in a completely open-top setting. In fact, it has just a light soft top designed to be resorted to only if the weather gets particularly bad. A low-slung windscreen and the fact that it crouches lower to the ground than our other models lend the SA APERTA an exceptionally aerodynamic sleekness. Its profile arches back from the A-post to two aerodynamic fins beautifully integrating the two roll-bars which themselves cleverly mimic the outline of the seats.
The chassis has been redesigned to deliver a standard of stiffness comparable to that of a closed berlinetta and there is a negligible weight difference also, thanks to work done on the chassis structure.
Thanks to the 670 CV engine beneath its bonnet, the SA APERTA beautifully embodies the sporty spirit of the 599, incorporating Ferrari's most advanced technology to deliver absolutely benchmark performance and superb driving pleasure. Its interior too 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 absolutely unique.
General specifications
Country of origin    Italy
Numbers built         N/A
Produced in            2010
Introduced at          2010 Paris Motor Show
Predecessor           Ferrari 575M SuperAmerica
Body design           Pininfarina
EngineConfiguration         65ยบ V 12
Location                 Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction          aluminium block and head
Displacement          5.999 liter / 366.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke         92.0 mm (3.6 in) / 75.2 mm (3 in)
Compression          11.2:1
Valvetrain              4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed                Fuel Injection
Aspiration              Naturally Aspirated
DrivetrainGearbox                 Paddle Operated 6 speed Semi-Automatic
Drive                     Rear wheel drive

Performance figuresPower                   670 bhp / 500 KW @ 8250 rpm
Torque                  620 Nm / 457 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
BHP/Liter             112 bhp / liter


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