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Ferrari 458 Italia Spider The Very First Mid-rear Engine V8 With A Retractable Hard Top

The Ferrari 458 Italia Spider made its debut online in August and will also be formally launched in the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany.

Consistent with Maranello spider tradition, the brand new Ferrari continues to be adjusted to ensure superior sportiness and absolute driving pleasure either using the top-up or lower. The engine soundtrack continues to be also enhanced to make sure that residents are totally fascinated through the top lower driving experience. The 458 Spider accelerator pedal mapping and damping on its multilink suspension, for example, happen to be adjusted to pursue maximum sportiness and driving pleasure.

The 458 Spider boasts excellent fuel efficiency with low CO2 pollutants, 275 g/km. An effect permitted because of a number of revolutionary engineering solutions integrated into the HELE (High Feelings, Low Pollutants) system, for example:

- Stop & Start, which reduces consumption by 10% around the urban cycle

- Pulse Width Modulation controlled brushless fan and occasional-pressure fuel pump, which reduce consumption by roughly 6%

- Electronic variable displacement A/C compressor

The 458 Italia Spider"s performance are guaranteed by Ferrari"s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-change transmission, the refined E-Diff combined with F1-Trac traction control and-performance ABS for optimum handling dynamics.

Entirely in aluminum, the 458 Italia Spider hard-top suggests several positive aspects within the traditional folding soft-top, like a 25kg fat loss along with a deployment duration of just 14 seconds. Fully built-into the styling from the vehicle, hard-top fits in front of the engine bay without compromising the rules of aerodynamics or even the performance from the vehicle. The lower space required to house the rooftop allows the vehicle to provide a great internal space for storage: the brand new 458 Italia spider features actually a rear bench that may hold a bespoke group of luggage or perhaps a golf duffel type carry bag.

458 Italia Spider Specs


Length178.2 in

Width76.3 in

Height47.7 in

Wheelbase104.3 in

Dry Weight3,153 pounds*

weight/Energy Ratio7.42 pounds/kW

Weight Distribution 42% Front / 58% Rear

* With forged wheels and Racing seats


TypeV8 - 90

Displacement4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)

Max Power570 Hewlett packard (425 kW)** @ 9,000 revoltions per minute

Max Torque540 Nm (398 pounds/foot) @ 6,000 revoltions per minute

Specific Energy Output127 CV/l

Compression Ratio 12.5:1

** Including 5 Hewlett packard of ram effect


Front235/35 ZR20 8.5"

Rear295/35 10.5"


Maximum Speed198 miles per hour

-62 miles per hour

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