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2010 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.

The SA APERTA features a lowered windscreen which, combined with the fact that the ride height has also been reduced, makes the car lower and sleeker. In profile the A-post creates an arc that ends with two aerodynamic buttresses integrating the two roll hoops which follow the outline of the seats. Each individual detail of the SA APERTA, designed by Ferrari Centro Stile in collaboration with Pininfarina, has been chosen to highlight the craftsmanship involved in its creation, with the finest materials – such as leather, carbon-fibre and Alcantara – used throughout from the dashboard to the roomy boot.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Limited Production Car
released at 2010 Paris Motor Show
built at Maranello, Italy
body stylist Frank Stephenson
coachbuilder Pininfarina
production 80
price $ $ 515,000
price £/td> £360,000
predeccesor 2005 Ferrari 575M Super America
engine Tipo F133F 65° V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Block & Cylinder Head
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement 5999 cc / 366.1 in³
bore 91.95 mm / 3.6 in
stroke 75.18 mm / 2.96 in
compression 11.2:1
power 493 kw / 661.1 bhp @ 8250 rpm
specific output 110.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 387.74 bhp per tonne
torque 620 nm / 457.3 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
redline 8400
body / frame Aluminum Space Frame
driven wheels RWD w/F1-Trac Stability Control
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 245/35 ZR20
rear tires 305/35 ZR20
front brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs
f brake size 36 x 398 mm / 1.4 x 15.7 in
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs
r brake size 32 x 360 mm / 1.3 x 14.2 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 29.2 cm / 20 x 11.5 in
steering Rack & Pinoin w/Variable Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/SCM2 Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/SCM2 Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1705 kg / 3760 lbs
weight distro 47 % / 53 %
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track 1680 mm / 66.1 in
rear track 1640 mm / 64.6 in
length 4700 mm / 185.0 in
width 1962 mm / 77.2 in
height 1300 mm / 51.2 in
transmission F1 6–Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.15:1, 2.18:1, 1.57:1, 1.19:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive 4.18:1
top speed ~325 kph / 201.82 mph
0 – 100 mph ~3.6 seconds
emission 411 g/km
fuel capacity 105 litres or 27.72 gal.
designers Frank Stephenson (body)

Auction Sales History

2010 Ferrari 599 SA APERTA

2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta ZFF72RHA7B0182522 – sold for $1,155,000 Extremely Rare and Attractive Exterior Finish. One of Just 80 Examples Produced. Rare Convertible Variant of the 599 GTO Supercar. Approximately 350 Miles from New. Equipped with Optional Carbon-Fiber Roof Panel. Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
2010 Ferrari 599 SA APERTA
2012 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta ZFF72RDB000186277 – sold for €694,400 The last SA Aperta built; one of just two examples delivered to France Features every available option offered by the factory. Virtually as-new, with 290 kilometres and single ownership from new. The rarer convertible variant of the 599 GTO supercar. Ferrari Classiche certified. Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
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