458 Spider to have a hard top... - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 06-02-2010, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Mike430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Africa
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,291
458 Spider to have a hard top...

I see on the Teamspeed website they mention the 458 Spider will have a folding hardtop...

''Breaking News: The Ferrari 458 Italia Spider will feature a folding hardtop''

''Straight from our sources in Maranello comes this information on the upcoming 458 spider. Power will remain the 570 hp 4.5 liter V8 as found in the coupe. The top will feature similar mechanisms as found in the California.''.

If Ferrari can pull this off properly, then the 458 Spider is going to be one very nice car
Mike430 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-03-2010, 08:57 AM
Owner
 
JazzyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,397
I do not find this good news, actually. It's going to increase the weight of the car significantly. I'd rather have a soft top, you hardly use it anyway.


Onno



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
JazzyO is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-03-2010, 11:26 AM
 
AlexbroPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 136
I don't really share that sentiment, Onno. Convertibles are always going to show less performance than their hard top counterparts, which sets a sort of precedent for a number of drivers who choose to buy the convertible compared to the Coupe.

I think most drivers with performance as a chief concern would gravitate towards the coupe version to begin with, so sacrificing a bit more weight shouldn't be too terrible of a price.

Besides, I think Ferrari has the gusto to pull it off. Take a look at their F430 Spider - its numbers are nearly identical to the F430 despite the extra weight of the strengthening beams in the base.
AlexbroPA is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 06-04-2010, 05:54 AM
Owner
 
JazzyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,397
I was taking a look at the F430 Spider. It has a soft top. Do you really think the performance figures would have been so close if it had been a hard top?

Anyway, everyone entitled to their own tastes and preferences.


Onno



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
JazzyO is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-04-2010, 08:07 AM
 
AlexbroPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 136
No, I don't suppose they would. My point, however, was about the fact that Ferrari managed to engineer the Spider to be nearly identical in performance to the F430, despite weighing almost 100 kilograms more than its hard top counterpart. I trust them to do it right.
AlexbroPA is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale