TURIN -- Ferrari will celebrate its 70th birthday next year with a massive fleet of special-edition models. The Italian company will create 70 special units for all its five models -- the 488 coupe and spider, the California T, the GTC4Lusso and the F12 Berlinetta -- for a total of 350 vehicles.
Also, Ferrari already has entirely sold its next limited-edition model run, the LaFerrari Aperta, which will debut at the Paris show later this month.
488 GTB: The replacement for the 458 Italia coupe arrives in the U.S. this fall, starting at $252,800. In late 2017 or early 2018, Ferrari could add the Speciale variant, which will be more powerful and lighter than the standard model, which is equipped with a new twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 engine delivering 661 hp.
488 Spider: The roadster version of the 488 GTB coupe will arrive in the U.S. in spring 2017, starting at $272,700. No major changes are planned in the next four years.
California T: Ferrari's 2+2 convertible will be re-engineered in late 2017 or early 2018 and will continue to offer a twin-turbo V-8 engine.
GTC4Lusso: When it decided to freshen its FF four-seat grand tourer, Ferrari renamed it the GTC4Lusso. Rear-wheel steering was added to boost the appeal of a model launched five years ago as a practical ultraluxury sports car aimed at wealthy families. The GTC4Lusso will arrive in U.S. this fall, starting at approximately $300,0000.
Along with a more powerful engine and exterior design tweaks aimed at giving it a more streamlined look, Ferrari has integrated the rear-wheel steering into the GTC4Lusso's four-wheel-drive system to improve high-speed stability and cornering maneuverability. The model has the same 6.3-liter V-12 engine as the FF, but horsepower has been increased by 30 hp to 680 hp.
Ferrari said the car's new name comprises "GTC" for Grand Turismo Coupe, "4" for the number of seats and "Lusso" to underline that it offers the brand's most luxurious trim levels for its road cars.
F12 Berlinetta: The V-12-powered two-seater will be freshened in 2017, keeping a normally aspirated engine expected to deliver over 700 hp. Last fall, Ferrari unveiled a limited-edition F12 variant called the F12TDF, as an homage to the Tour de France, a famous endurance race on public roads held in the 1950s and '60s. The company built 799 units of the TDF, whose engine output had topped to 769 hp.
LaFerrari Aperta: Ferrari is aiming to strengthen its balance sheet with a top-of-the-line, limited-edition, open-top version of the over 1 million-euro ($1.1 million) hybrid LaFerrari sports car. To be called LaFerrari Aperta, the model will debut later this month at the Paris show and feature the same powertrain as the coupe, which delivers 949 hp from both an electric motor and a V-12 engine.
The Aperta will offer buyers a choice between a soft top or a hard top made of carbon fiber. Ferrari, which said it already has sold all the Apertas it plans to make, has not announced yet its price nor its production run. Italian sources said the Aperta will be built in "some hundred units," probably fewer than the 499 units of the LaFerrari coupe.
Dino: Ferrari still is considering adding a V-6 model that will produce 500 hp, but the new model does not yet have a fixed time frame or name. The model, dubbed Dino in Italy, refers to one of Ferrari's most iconic names that was used on V-6 and V-8-powered entry-level models in the '60s and '70s.