The Ferrari 458 Spider is the convertible version of the Ferrari 458 Italia, first unveiled in 2009 as the successor to the Ferrari F430. Ferrari 458 Spider premiered a few years later at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The roof is an aluminium retractable hardtop that opens in 14 seconds, and according to Ferrari is lighter than the soft roof found in the earlier model F430 Spider. Power is identical to the Ferrari 458 Italia, they share the same engine as well as power output. 570 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque is 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Even the 0-100 km/h acceleration is identical in the roadster version, you get from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 320 km/h.
Ferrari in 2015 unveiled it’s predecessor to the Ferrari 458 Italia, the turbocharged Ferrari 488. A roadster variant, the 488 Spider, debuted in September 2015. But the naturally aspirated 458 still remains one of the cars many people wish to test drive and for that reason there is no reason to remove it from the fleet. There is a group of people who would say no turbocharged engine can beat the crispy engine tone of a naturally aspirated 4.5L V8 from Maranello, and we can only agree that the Ferrari 458 is a great sounding car to experience.
The car won many awards during the years in production. “2012 Best of the Best Convertible” by Robb Report, “Best Sports Car and Convertible 2012” by Sunday Times, “China Car of the Year – Best driver’s sports car 2012” by Top Gear China – and that was only three from the nine awards listed on Ferrari’s site.
Europe has fantastic roads to experience this type of car on, roads that will satisfy all your needs seated in a sports car – supercar – like the Ferrari 458 Spider. Some wish to drive it up on one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps through tight hairpin bends, while another driver might prefer to tour on serpentine roads through vineyard hills in Tuscany. See above where the car is available and book your driving tour today to experience the Ferrari 458 Spider on some of the greatest driving roads in Europe!
Official site: auto.ferrari.com/sports-cars-models/past-models/458-spider