Snap Judgment: Should Ferrari Build a 599-Based Convertible?

At the Paris Motor Show next week, Ferrari will unveil the 599 SA Aperta, a tastefully designed droptop based on the 599 GTB Fiorano supercar. The 599 SA Aperta carries a price tag of over $450,000, but even if you have the cash, you’re out of luck: Ferrari has reportedly already sold the entire model run.

Since all 80 599 SA Apertas are spoken for, however, should Ferrari also offer up a convertible variant of the 599 (for those who can afford one)?

With a rebounding economy, there will soon be a veritable cornucopia of high-dollar convertibles on the market. The Porsche 918 Spyder, which was green-lighted this summer, will be an effort to court the super-wealthy with green tastes. For those who want a traditional, non-hybrid powerplant, a 599 convertible could be just the solution. The snarl of the 670-horsepower V-12 would provide formidable, albeit less green, competition. And what would be a more iconic complement to an already-powerful rear-wheel-drive Ferrari rocket?

Today’s Snap Judgment:

Should Ferrari build a 599-based convertible?

Let us know what you think over the weekend in the comments section.


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2011 Ferrari 599

MSRP $310,543 GTB Fiorano Coupe


11 City / 15 Hwy

Horse Power:

620 @ 7600


448 @ 5600