Okay, so youíre looking for a sports car. You want this car to be flashy, you want this car to be fast, but most importantly you want this car to be noteworthy. Looking over the new Ferrari 458
Spiderís resume, it is difficult to send this car back without offering it the job, with benefits. The retractable hard-top presents the auto-sports community with a car that is a true case of the best of both worlds. The original model, the Ferrari 458 Italia, was widely heralded, as Motor Trend awarded it with the title of "Best Driver's Car" in 2011. Simply the convertible variation of the 458 Italia, the Ferrari 458 Spider
was quickly praised as well, as Auto Zeitung magazine awarded it the "Best Cabrio 2011Ē award.
Now, with experience aside, letís talk personality. The aluminum retractable hardtop weighs fifty-five pounds less than the hardtop on the Ferrari 430 Spider. The roof retracts fully in fourteen seconds shooting you into a rapid tunnel of speed, luxury, and most importantly flat-out fun. The advantage of such a sleek and appealing hard-top convertible is that consumers living in areas in which the climate often deviates have the opportunity to look just as cool as your typical convertible owner without having to worry about the aesthetically unattractive nature of a soft-top.
Fully equipped with a V8 engine, the Ferrari 458 Spider
has maximum power of 425 kW @ 9000 rpm and maximum torque at 398 lbs/ft @ 6000 rpm. It goes from 0-62 mph in under 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 198 mph. All in all, the Ferrari 458 Spider is both a luxury car enthusiastís as well as a convertible ownerís dream. Ferrari 458 Spider | Global Autosports Reviews