Ferrari F8 Spider gets legs
Start drooling over the sexy supercar just released by Ferrari.
The F8 Spider has been teased by Ferrari as the latest addition to the marque’s open-topped V8 models since the 308GTS in 1977.
It replaces the acclaimed 488 Spider but the F8 is lighter and faster as well as more dynamic and delightful to drive.
Styled in-house by Ferrari, the F8 Spider is a two-seater with a folding metal roof which rests on top of engine when stowed, and lots of high quality leather inside a cabin which wraps around the driver as in a GP racer, and clothed in a very curvaceous body featuring numerous ducts and dips from its low set nose to winged tail.
The 3902 cc unit unleashes 720 cv at 8,000 rpm and also has an impressive specific power output of 185 cv/l. Its maximum torque is now higher at all engine speeds, peaking at 770 Nm at 3,250 rpm and it is fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic/ manual gearbox.
Clever air management has ensured the power is increased through better breathing and it has also benefitted from an almost instantaneous turbo-boot. The award-winning mid-rear-mounted engine puts power to the road with a sophisticated traction assist and engine management system to the rear wheels so roadholding is optimised at all times.
The Ferrari F8 Spider hits 60mph in under 3 seconds and maximum is over 200mph. Prices have yet to be revealed by Ferrari but expect them this week as the Frankfurt Show gets into gear.