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Ferrari 458 Spider – Topless ‘Italia’n

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 by
2012 Ferrari 458 Spider 3q front top 300x225 Ferrari 458 Spider   Topless Italian

2012 458 Spider

Ferrari have launched the much anticipated 458 Spider, the world’s first mid-rear engined car with an all-aluminium retractable hard top. Quite unbelievably it weighs 25 kg less than a traditional soft-top yet there is a 23% increase in both torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as compared to the F430 Spider. In need of fresh air or have had too much of it, 14 seconds is all it takes to lower or raise the tin-top. Even aerodynamic efficiency has improved by 12% over the F430 Spider.

2012 Ferrari 458 Spider 3q rear 300x225 Ferrari 458 Spider   Topless Italian

The Italian prancer retains the 458 Italia’s naturally-aspirated, 562bhp Direct Injection 4.5-litre V8 engine, the winner of the 2011 International Engine of the Year Award. Top speed is down by 6, now at 320km/h but 0 to 100km/h can still be clocked in 3.4 seconds. The HELE systems that include Stop&Start functionality and Electronic variable displacement A/C compressor have rendered emissions as low as 275 g/km and fuel economy as high as 11.8l/100km.2012 Ferrari 458 Spider top 300x225 Ferrari 458 Spider   Topless Italian

Up next…458 Scuderia!

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