2012 Ferrari 458 Spider

2012 Ferrari 458 Spider: Getting the roof up or down on the 458 Spider takes a hands-free 14 seconds. The Webasto-supplied aluminum lid is based on a Ferrari design, the research for which started way back in 2004 when the California was in development. While the mechanism idea dates back to 2005′s 575M Superamerica, the roof itself separates into two pieces as it rolls over backwards to store compactly upside-down right over the engine.

In regards to those all-important power and torque figures, the Spider repeats the numbers seen on the Italia: 570 horsepower maxing out at the 9,000-rpm redline and 398 pound-feet of torque peaking at 6,000 rpm. Compared to the F430 it replaces, the 458 models produce 18-percent more power at 500 more rpm and 16-percent more torque at 750 additional rpm. All of this screaming performance – and it is screaming at 9,000 revs – comes with a 27-percent improvement in fuel efficiency and likewise improved levels of CO2 emissions from the dual-phase direct-injected F136 FB 90-degree 4.5-liter V8 (as compared to the F136 E 4.3-liter in the 430).

2012 Ferrari 458 Spider
2012 Ferrari 458 Spider Interior
2012 Ferrari 458 Spider
2012 Ferrari 458 Spider

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