Ital Auto, the exclusive distributor of Ferrari, has announced the arrival of the spectacular 458 Spider on the shores of Singapore. The new 458 Spider joins the 458 Italia, widening the range of Ferrari’s mid-rear engined V8s and offering the same handling and performance in an exciting open-top configuration.
Equipped with a Ferrari patented, fully retractable hard top—a world first for a sports car with this lay-out—the 458 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s direct-injection 4.5 liter V8. Power is transferred to the road by Ferrari’s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission through the sophisticated E-Diff, itself integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high-performance ABS for maximum handling dynamics.
Carefully designed to maximize top-down driving pleasure, the 458 Spider comes with accelerator pedal mapping and damping of the multilink
suspension: even the engine soundtrack has been honed to ensure that the car’s occupants are completely captivated by the drop-top driving
For maximum comfort while driving top down, the 458 Spider also features a generously-sized adjustable electric wind stop, which slows and diffuses the air in the cockpit, enabling normal conversation to be held even at speeds over 200 km/h.
Clad entirely in aluminum, the hard-top solution adopted for the 458 Spider offers a number of advantages over the traditional folding soft-top, including a reduction of 25 kg in weight and a deployment time of just 14 seconds.
Fully integrated into the styling of the car, the hard-top was engineered to fit neatly ahead of the engine bay without compromising aerodynamics or performance of the car.
The result is a car truly exciting to drive, blending extreme performance with the responsiveness that has always characterized Ferrari’s open-top berlinettas.
458 Spider Technical Specifications
Length: 4527 mm (178.2 in.)
Width: 1937 mm (76.3 in.)
Height: 1211 mm (47.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 2650 mm (104.3 in.)
Dry weight: 1430 kg (3153 lbs)*
Weight/power ratio: 2.51 kg/CV (7.42 lbs/kW)
Weight distribution: fr/r: 42%/58%
Type: 90° V8
Displacement: 4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)
Maximum power: 570 CV (425 kW)** @ 9000 rpm
Maximum torque: 540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm
Specific power output: 127 CV/l
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Wheels / Tires
Front 235/35 ZR20 8.5”
Rear 295/35 ZR20 10.5”
Maximum speed 320 km/h (198 mph)
0-100 km/h <3.4 s
Fuel consumption + emissions
Fuel consumption*** 11.8 l/100 km
Emissions*** 275 g CO2/km
Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1
Electronics / Stability System
E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS
Courtesy Luxury Insider
Additional Content by Doron Levy
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