New Ferrari boss confirms LaFerrari Spider for production

New Ferrari boss confirms LaFerrari Spider for production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles boss, Ferrari president and newly appointed Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has reportedly confirmed production of an open-top version of the LaFerrari hypercar.

In an interview with Automobile Mag, the 63-year-old said ongoing rumours of a LaFerrari Spider’s arrival were true, and that potential customers have already been approached ahead of the model’s reveal.

Marchionne refrained from mentioning a launch date or production timescale, but some reports suggest the model could arrive next year. The regular LaFerrari has long been sold out, so a Spider would be the only way into new LaFerrari ownership.

No other details have been released, but insiders are almost certain the Spider will feature an unmodified version of the hardtop’s naturally aspirated 6262cc V12 engine and hybrid system, so power will be rated at 950bhp and torque 715lb ft of torque.

Marchionne has only just been announced as CEO of Ferrari, taking over from Amedeo Felisa who retired after 26 years in the post. Officially, Ferrari has made no announcement regarding the new model, but Marchionne's latest comments could mean it is due to make one soon.