Ferrari SA Aperta: exclusive first drive
TopGear magazine goes supersonic in the perfect playboy hypercar
Posted: 19 Apr 2011
The Aperta is not particularly practical. It is not the fastest Ferrari, nor perhaps the most coherent in overall vision. Personally, I don't actually like the silver bits. It has the guts of a racetrack refugee, but if you took an Aperta to a track day, people would laugh. And possibly throw stuff. But the Aperta has a massive, irrepressible dose of character. A huge and uncompromising sense of humour. It's a car that will make you smile every single time you sit in it, make an adventure out of every banal and insignificant little journey. More than that, when you're done and you walk away, this particular Ferrari leaves you with a bone-deep ache of need. And that's why 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. Because they've just purchased a little slice of history.