The 458 spider shows high performance and great engine sound.
After the Frankfurt Show, the Italians from the prestigious brand had released two official video of the new Ferrari 458 Spider: one with Fernando Alonso taking it to a ride and the second with the Spider flinging along beautiful roads by the Italian coastline. The first video it’s very interesting, as it shows the 458 Spider with the Spanish pilot dropping the roof and driving out the factory and then he shows us what it is capable of on the twisty Italian back roads.The formula 1 driver said: “i was extremely satisfied with the perfect combination of high performance, exceptional handling and the engine sound the Ferrari 458 Spider is able to deliver”.
The new Ferrari 458 Spider.
The new 458 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s 4,499 cc V8 with 570 horsepower which was awarded International Engine of the Year 2011. This 458 convertible, features for the first time in a medium-engined supercar, a power-folding aluminum hardtop that can release or retract ahead of the engine in just 14 seconds, without compromising too much of the interior cabin space. The independently operable rear window of the 458 Spider, according to Ferrari contributes as a wind blocker to reduce noise when the roof is folded and normal discussions can be sustained at speeds up to 100 km/h.
The performance numbers of the 458 Spider.
Besides introducing a retractable hardtop Ferrari upgraded the car’s throttle mapping, suspension and engine soundtrack expressly for convertible driving. The 458 Spider claims a 0-100 km/h sprint of only 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h. Its reported fuel consumption is 11.8 L/100km, with Co2 emissions of 275 g/km. The Ferrari 458 Spider even if will get the same 570 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque of the 4.5-liter V-8 found in the 458 Italia with hard-top, however can be slightly slower credited to the extra weight required for its retractable roof mechanism and chassis reinforcement.
The 458 Spider is expected to carry a base price higher than the hardtop 458 Italia, which starts at € 168,000.
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