Paris Motor Show LIVE: Ferrari 458 Speciale A (Aperta) image

The Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta has been officially presented to the public, in a world premiere, during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Ferrari has pulled the wraps off the 458 Speciale A (Aperta) just a few days ago and now the model has seen daylight for the first time, in an official way, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The model in question is basically the convertible version of the 458 Speciale and rather than adding the “Spider” moniker, Ferrari has preferred to name it the Aperta, or simply “A”.

The Maranello based automaker has described its newest creation as “the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever” and the vehicle is coming with a retractable aluminum hard top which, according to the company, can be opened or closed in 14 seconds, along with the Grigio Corsa five-spoke alloy wheels.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta is packing, of course, the same 4.5 liter V8 naturally aspirated engine found on the 458 Italia, 458 Spider and 458 Speciale, but the output stands at 605 HP and 540 Nm of torque. The supercar has gained 50 kg and it now has 1,340 kg as a result of the added roof mechanism. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time hasn’t been affected and it still needs 3 seconds. Only 499 units of the 458 Speciale A will be produced but no pricing details have been announced yet.