The new LaFerrari convertible costs upwards of $1 million
Don’t trouble that offshore bank account though, it’s already sold out.Meryl D'Souza August 1, 2016
When it comes to the LaFerrari, you don’t get to choose the car, the car chooses you. Firstly, you’ll need to have bags of gold that are lined with gold, stored in an impenetrable vault inside your palace on your private island. In short, you need to be filthy rich.
But the sales department at Maranello are tough to impress. It’s not that they don’t value your deep pockets, but it would seem they value loyalty more.
They feel you need to earn the right to buy a LaFerrari, aka the most powerful street-legal Ferrari ever built. The eligibility to buy one of the most exclusive cars in the world is classified - as we've explained before, sometimes you need to be 'invited' to buy a prancing horse. But we hear that one must own at least five Ferraris to even be considered.
Only 499 LaFerraris exist and they were sold out in the same year the car was announced: 2013. Now Ferrari has introduced a convertible version of the successor to the Enzo. But don’t let that get your hopes up – assuming you fit the criteria to buy one, that is – because this limited edition hybrid supercar has been sold out already.
While that's partly not surprising as it's a new Ferrari convertible, we still know very little about the car. There is no word on the car’s name, price, technical characteristics, manufactured units or availability. Ferrari will shed light on all those details only at the Paris International Motor Show in October.
Here’s the little we do know:
- Engine: 6.3-litre, V-12 with a 120 kW electric motor
- Power: 708kW
- Torque: 900Nm
- 0-100: under 3 seconds
- Top Speed: 350kmh
Ferrari have modified the chassis to retrain the rigidity of the original coupe and tweaked the aerodynamics to offset the impeding chaos of an open top. We’re just speculating here, but it seems logical that the open top version will cost you more that the older LaFerrari which sold at about $1.3 million a pop. But that wouldn’t matter. The car is sold so there’s no way you could buy one now, so simply look at these pictures as a consolation prize.