Charles Leclerc rocking around the streets of Monte-Carlo in a stunning Ferrari is something which happens more often than you might think, with fans often spotting the Monegasque when visiting Monaco.
However, the car Leclerc was seen in recently was enough to turn heads even in a place as luxurious as Monte-Carlo, given that he was behind the wheel of a Ferrari 812 Competizione Aperta.
With a price tag of £565,000, it’s a car most can only dream of owning, let alone the fact the Italian manufacturer only made 599 of them.
The car Leclerc owns is even more special though, as it’s been exclusively personalised just for him.
On his car, his racing number (16) can be spotted on either side, something which will only increase its value.
Leclerc was seen driving it whilst pulling up at the equally iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, to the amazement of the general public.
The car produces a monstrous 819bhp, although this shouldn’t come as a shock considering that it boasts a 6.5-litre V12, not for the faint-hearted.
It’s not just Leclerc who owns a Ferrari 812 Competizione Aperta, as Carlos Sainz is also the lucky owner of one, although he has the coupé version.
There are almost double the number of coupé versions of the 812 Competizione Aperta in the world, as 999 were made by Ferrari.
Driving around in a 812 Competizione Aperta is certainly an enjoyable way of getting through the off-season, ahead of what is an important season for both Ferrari drivers.
Ferrari had to settle for third in the Constructors’ Championship last season after struggling to perform consistently, something they did improve on in the closing stages of 2023.
With McLaren looking threatening as well now, the Maranello-based team need to start 2024 strongly or they could find themselves competing for fourth in the standings.
If Aston Martin start well, then that could even become fifth for Ferrari.
Both Ferrari drivers are also in need of a new contract, although it’s been widely reported that Leclerc has been offered a deal until the end of 2029.
As for Sainz, less has been said on his future, meaning he’ll need to show Ferrari in the opening rounds why he’s worth keeping for 2025 at the very least.