2013 Ferrari 458 Spider – 458 Italia Convertible Sports Car Unveiled

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We all know how popular Ferraris are and since a couple of years Ferrari, with the help of Pininfarina design firm, has been developing some of the most beautiful sports car in the history of automotive industry. One of the most spectacularly designed recent car is the Ferrari 458 Italia, currently being sold in Delhi for Rs. 2.56 Crore.

Joining the 458 Italia is the latest and very exclusive 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider. The 458 Spider is the 458 Italia but with an open-top configuration. The Ferrari patented fully retractable hard top featured in this car is the first of its kind designed for a sports car with this layout.

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image – 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider Front Side

The car as i said above is nothing more than the 458 Italia and even features the same engine which was named International Engine of the Year 2011. Talking about the so very exquisite features of the 458 series, the Spider features Ferrari’s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission along with the sophisticated E-Diff, both integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high-performance ABS.

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image – 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider

Being a super sports car a lot is expected from it in terms of performance and all those innovative technologies fitted into the same bring along what one would desire. A 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/hr are just to mention some.

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image – 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider Rear

The retractable aluminum hard-top offers a number of advantages by comparison to the traditional soft top which includes deployment time of just 14 seconds and a 25 kg weight reduction compared to F430 Spider.

Despite the new hard top housing ahead of the engine, the aerodynamics have not been compromised. In fact the car features an electric wind stop so designed, enabling normal interactions to be held even at speeds over 200 km/hr.

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image – 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider Interior

It even impresses us with its class-leading fuel consumption and emissions levels. With the credit going to the HELE (High Emotion Low Emission) system, the car’s fuel consumption stands at 11.8 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 275 g/km.

Ferrari 458 Spider – Technical Specification

Engine

  • Longitudinal mid-rear V8
  • Bore/stroke: 94 x 81 mm
  • Displacement: 4499 cc
  • Maximum power: 570 CV (562 hp) @ 9000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 540 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Maximum revs: 9000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Specific power: 127 CV (125 hp) per litre
  • Weight/power ratio: 2.51 kg/CV
  • Direct injection
  • Dry sump lubrication

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 3.4 s
  • 0-200 km/h: 10.8 s
  • 100-0 km/h: 32.8 m
  • Top speed: 320 km/h

via – NetCarShow

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