2010 Ferrari 599 GTB FioranoEnlarge Photo
Ferrari has almost always had a front-engine, V-12 powered convertible in their lineup. The idea of having one was so popular (and profitable) that people took their 365 Daytona Coupes, and hacked off the tops to increase the population of Spiders.
With the demise of the 575 Superamerica which had a trick folding targa roof, the Maranello-based company doesn’t have one of their iconic roadsters. Now Autocar is reporting that the company is building a roadster based of the 599 GTB Fiorano.
In an interview, the car will first be shown to prospective buyers in private at Ferrari’s headquarters In August it will be shown to the public at the Pebble Beach Concourse, the premier antique car show in America and where many high-class car manufacturers like to debut their cars.
The proposed name with apparently be something more flowery, but should use the old naming pattern that Ferrari always used: GTB for the Berlinetta/coupe style, and GTS for the spider.
There is no word on weight or power, as the Superamerica got a bit of a horsepower bump to counteract the weight gain. Nor has there been word on cost, but production will be limited.