Ferrari’s exclusive new 8-cylinder, the 458 Spider has been launched in September, 7th, 2011 at 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The new 458 Spider is the convertible whom combines the rigid retractable roof with the rear engine placement, a world first for a sports car with this layout. The 458 Spider’s entirely in aluminum new hard-top is 25 kg lighter than a traditional one and is also quieter and thermally more efficient when raised; It takes just 14 seconds to open or close. The new Ferrari hard-top was engineered to occupy a very small space, so a generous rear bench for luggage can be included behind the two seats. Although it is positioned above the engine, the hard-top doesn’t affect the car’s aerodynamics,
The 458 Spider is powered by direct-injection 4.5 liter V8 (Ferrari engine is recognized for drivability, performance, economy and refinement). At this supercar, the power is transferred to the road by dual-clutch F1 paddle shift transmission(7+1 gearbox) trough the wonderful E-Diff, witch is integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and ABS for maximum handling dynamics.
Like 458 Italia, The newest V8 from Ferrari develops 570 HP at 9000 rpm and a torque of 540 Nm at of 6,000 rpm. Thanks to the thruster performance, this supercar is capable of reaching 100 km / hour in under 3.4 seconds, the top speed being over 320 km / hour.
Although is a performance car, Ferrari is proud because 458 Spider consumes only 11,8 liters / 100 km.
Like any respectable supercar, the Ferrari 458 Spider has a huge price. 237.832 € is the starting price, but it can increase considerably if the customization or the special equipment are desired. The maximum prices of the new convertible are still unknown, but when the power is on who asks how huge the prices are?!
The 2012 new Ferrari 458 Spider. Expensive, but marvelous!