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Specification

Specification

  • Mileage: 9,850
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Size: 4497cc
  • Interior Colour: Rosso red
  • Exterior Colour: Bianco Fuji
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Seats: 2
  • Service: Ferrari Service History
  • Reg date: 2014/1

Optional extras

  • Triple Layer Paint (£18k option)
  • AFS Lighting System
  • Nera Alcantara Carpet
  • Rosso Alcantara Headliner
  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Anti Stone Chipping Film
  • Exterior Sill Kick in Carbon
  • Carbon Fibre Racing Package
  • Rosso Leather Central Tunnel
  • Rosso Alcantara/Leather Interior
  • Rosso Upper Dashboard
  • Suspension Lifter
  • Electric Steering Column
  • Bianco Stiched Horses on Headrests
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Carbon Fibre Rear Moulding - Painted
  • iPod Connection
  • Scuderia Ferrari Wing Shields
  • Leather Piping Floor Mats
  • Interior/Exterior Electrochromatic Mirrors
  • Radionavi Satellite Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • Parking Camera
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Sport Sill Cover - Painted
  • 20" Forged Dark Painted Rims
  • Carbon Fibre Hub Caps
  • White Rev Counter
  • Carbon Fibre Racing Seats
  • Filo Speciale Bianco Special Stitching
  • Rosso Coloured Steering Wheel
  • Tyre Pressure Measurement
  • Rosso Alcantara Upper Section
  • NavTrak Anti-theft System
Description

Description

EVO says:

The arrival of a drophead 458 was a given. For there not to be one would have broken with a Ferrari tradition. But most of us expected it to be a soft top. Instead, the 458 Spider is the first mid-engined Ferrari convertible with a folding metal roof. Actually, it’s aluminium and 25 kilos lighter than the F430’s fabric affair. Nippy, too, opening and closing in just 14sec. The whole mechanism is so well packaged it even allows enough room for a couple of custom made suitcases to be placed on a shelf behind the seats to supplement the relatively generous front boot capacity.

All told, the Spider weighs only 50 kilos more than the coupe (for comparison, opting for an Audi R8 Spyder adds around 100 kilos to the coupe’s weight) and, as you might expect, Ferrari’s engineers have made various mechanical adjustments to finesse the car for its perceived clientele: slightly softer damper rates (though the spring and anti-roll bar settings are unchanged), a gentler throttle map (more on this is a moment) and specific induction and exhaust tuning to re-master the 458’s V8 soundtrack for maximum aural gratification. In cold statistics, the Spider hardly gives anything away to the coupe. Its 198mph top speed is 4mph down and its 3.4sec 0-62mph time just a tenth slower.   

Anyone inclined to liken the 458 to a massively convincing and almost impossibly good supercar driving simulation – in the sense that it gives you so much speed and sensation for so little apparent physical input - will appreciate the Spider’s more visceral connection with the outside world. Fundamentally, the performance and chassis dynamics feel the same. The astonishing acceleration and grip levels seem unaffected, likewise the almost preternaturally direct and precise steering, the utterly nailed front end and the exploitable degrees of response/noise/playfulness the various Manettino settings allow. 

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