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The Mercury Cars Guide : October 2nd 2010
4--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, October 2, 2010 FERRARI SA Aperta Black horse a sales success IN PASSING One of the hottest cars of this year's Paris Motor Show is sold out before the show even begins --- despite the price topping half a million dollars. THE ultimate droptop Ferrari --- an open-air 599 --- is the leading contender for Car of the Show honours in Paris this week. But don't think about buying one. Only 80 cars are being built and the SA Aperta is already a sellout, snapped up by customers who have been waiting as long as two years to see their new car for the first time. And because the car is only being built as a right-hand drive vehicle, none of the newest Ferrari model is coming to Australia. The Aperta, which takes its name from the Italian word for open, is a celebration of the 80th anniversary of Ferrari's long-term design partnership with Pininfarina in Italy. The SA tag is a salute to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina. It is the first V12-powered Ferrari convertible in five years, although the Italian brand is doing huge business now with the V8-engined, soft-focus California droptop. ''The last time there was a V12 convertible was the Superamerica in 2005,'' Ferrari's Australian spokesman Edward Rowe said. But the SA Aperta is not the only Ferrari hero in Paris this week --- the California is going hybrid. There are no details yet but it is sure to be something special from the Italian brand. It's the same with the SA Aperta, even if the car is ridiculously expensive --- more than $600,000. Ferrari says it proves it is possible to have a convertible that is as rigid as a sedan without any major weight penalty. Just as importantly, Ferrari promises that each of the 80 buyers will be able to make their car unique with a combination of colours and trims. But there is one shortcoming --- the SA Aperta is not a new-age hardtop with a folding metal roof. Unlike the California, which has a clamshell top, the open-air 599 has an old-school folding fabric roof. But Ferrari has an excuse --- call it a reason --- for the roof choice. ''The roof has been designed to be resorted to only if the weather gets particularly bad,'' it says.PAUL GOVER Beautiful legacy PININFARINA, first the designer Sergio and then his company with the same name, has been responsible for Ferrari bodywork since the 212 Inter of 1952. Among the more memorable Pininfarina designs for Ferrari are the 250 GT SWB of 1959, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona of 1968, the Dino 246 GT of 1968, the F40 of 1984, the F50 of 1995 and the one-off P4/5 of 2006. It is also responsible for the latest 458 Italia, which comes after the F355, 360 Modena and F430 line. Conditions: All cars must be ordered and delivered between 1st October and 31st December 2010. Offer valid at participating dealers on existing dealer stock while stocks last. Offers exclude fleet, rental and govt. buyers and vehicles used for commercial purposes. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers. Drive away prices includes 12 months registration. The 5 Year/unlimited kilometre warranty is only applicable to vehicles used for private and domestic use and is not applicable for vehicles used for certain high mileage commercial purposes i.e. courier, security and rental cars. ∞Hyundai Roadside Assist is valid for 12 months or 130,000km (whichever occurs first) from the date of your vehicle's warranty c ommencement and is provided free of charge on selected new Hyundai (conditions apply). Excludes fleet and government purchases of Getz, Elantra, i20 and i30. For full details, see www.hyundai.com.au. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple computer Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 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