Ferrari has released the first official photos of the 2012 458 Spider, the roofless iteration of the mid-engine 458 Italia.
The car enrichens the range of the Ferrari 8-cylinder models with rear-middle engine, joining the multi-awarded 458 Italia, sharing with her the most advanced technological content for exceptional handling and breathtaking performance.
Ferrari altered the car’s throttle mapping, suspension tuning, and “engine soundtrack” specifically for topless motoring. The task of dialing in the sound of the 458’s tightly wound 4.5-liter V-8 for droptop duty seems to us like a two-step process. Step one: Remove roof. Step two: Rev engine. Regardless, the Spider’s soundtrack should be hugely satisfying, produced as it is by the same sonorous 562-hp engine as is used in the 458 Italia. That power is routed through the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic as is used in the coupe to the same torque-vectoring differential. The 458 Spider also inherits the coupe’s F1-Trac traction-control and performance anti-lock-brake system.
The 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by a 90-degree Normal V8 engine that displaces 4499.00 cc. It produces 569.93 HP at 9000.00 RPM and 398.14 Ft-Lbs at 6000.00 RPM. There is a 7 speed Semi-Automatic transmission.
The 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider measures 76.26 inches in width, 178.23 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 104.33 inches.
2012 Ferrari 458 Spider Interior
458 SPIDER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Length||4527 mm (178.2 in.)|
|Width||1937 mm (76.3 in.)|
|Height||1211 mm (47.7 in.)|
|Wheelbase||2650 mm (104.3 in.)|
|Dry weight||1430 kg (3153 lbs)*|
|Weight/power ratio||2,51 kg/CV (7.42 lbs/kW)|
|Weight distribution fr/r||42%/58%|
|Displacement||4499 cc (274.5 cu in.)|
|Maximum power||570 CV (425 kW)** @ 9000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||540 Nm (398 lbs/ft) @ 6000 rpm|
|Specific power output||127 CV/l|
|Front||235/35 ZR20 8.5”|
|Rear||295/35 ZR20 10.5”|
|Maximum speed||>320 km/h (>198 mph)|
|0-100 km/h||<3,5 s|
|Fuel consumption + emissions|
|Fuel consumption***||11,8 l/100 km|
|Emissions***||275 g CO2/km|
|Dual-clutch, 7-speed F1|
|E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high-performance ABS|
* With forged wheels and Racing seats
** Including 5 CV of ram effect
*** Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)
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New 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider specifications, review, photos and images courtesy of Ferrari.