Ferrari only ever made 80 of them. Which explains why, when Top Gear magazine was granted a very exclusive drive in 2011, we surmised that, “we should all be very jealous of those lucky 80 who have bought one. Because they’ve just purchased one of the most exciting cars in the world.”
Allow us to introduce you to the Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, a convertible, yet-more-deranged version of the Ferrari 599. Now, one of the 80 is being offered by us
The 599 SA Aperta was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, in honour of designers Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina (hence the ‘SA’ bit: ‘Aperta’ means ‘open’) and packing the 599 GTO’s ludicrous 661bhp V12, an exhaust note that errs more towards the sonic boom end of the audio scale, and moresky.
It also received the gearbox from the GTO, with downshifts recorded at just 120 milliseconds, a 10mm lower ride height over the regular 599, a thicker rear anti-roll bar, recalibrated magnetic dampers, and a 0-62mph time of just 3.6 seconds.
This car was purchased in Beverley hills Ferrari where it was purchased with 865 miles
On 25/09/2012 it was brought to Switzerland soon after that where it resided for 4 years in a heated garage, a truly magnificent example of Ferrari.