The new Ferrari 458 Italy joins the spider 458, extending the range of mid-rear engined V8 Ferrari and offers the same attention on technological solutions and performance management in a refined open-top configuration.
It is equipped with a patented Ferrari, fully retractable hardtop, a world first for a sports car with the lay-out. The Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by 570 V8 4499 cc Ferrari CV, which was named International Engine of the Year 2011 . Power is transferred to the road class-leading dual-clutch Ferrari F1 paddle shift transmission through the sophisticated E-Diff, was integrated with the traction control F1-Trac and the high-performance ABS maximum driving dynamics.
The car is delivered from 0 to 100 km / h acceleration in less than 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h. Some features, such as allocations of the accelerator pedal and the multilink suspension damping have been calibrated to ensure maximum sportiness and driving pleasure all with the top down, in line with the tradition of unique spider Maranello. Even the soundtrack of the engine has been refined to ensure that car occupants are completely captivated by the convertible driving experience.
Entirely in aluminum hard-top solution adopted for the Ferrari 458 Spider offers a number of advantages over traditional folding soft top, including a reduction of 25 kg of weight compared to the Ferrari F430 Spider and a deployment time of just 14 seconds. Fully integrated into the style of the car, the hard-top is designed to fit perfectly in front of the engine bay without compromising aerodynamics or performance of the car.
The small space required to house the roof allows designers to include a generous rear bench for luggage behind the seats. 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider The rear of the car is characterized by innovative forms buttresses designed to optimize the flow of air to the engine intake and clutch and gearbox oil coolers.
For maximum comfort while driving up and down the Ferrari 458 Spider features a generously sized wind power adjustable stop. The design was optimized to reduce and spread the cabin air, which allows normal conversation to be held, even at speeds over 200 km / h. New technical solutions for the chassis guarantee the same level of structural rigidity with the roof up or down. The result is a car that is really exciting blend extreme performance with the responsiveness that has always characterized the Ferrari convertible berlinetta.
Ferrari 458 Spider 2013 Review