What is a Ferrari Spider?

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When it comes to supercars and high-performance vehicles, they can almost feel like they’re from another world, but they’re not as complicated as you might think. Our Continental AutoSports Ferrari dealer team in Hinsdale is here to help and tell you everything you need to know about the Ferrari Spider and what it means.

Ferrari Convertible: A Modern Touch

“Spider” is a term used to describe Ferrari convertibles. There’s a bit of controversy about how the Ferrari Spider term came to be, but there are two reasonable explanations for the interesting name given to Ferrari convertibles. The first, and most probable one, dates back to the time of horse-drawn carriages and how people noted they looked like the legs of a spider.

The second and less likely explanation for the “spider” name boils down to the smallest miscommunication at an auto show. It was here where a journalist had seen the famous Porsche 550 Speeder on display and had asked what it was. But due to the language barrier, when they were told its name, “speeder” had been turned into “spider”. And it stuck. Granted, it does sound a bit fantastical, but no matter how the name came to be, it still makes for quite an interesting story.

Current Ferrari Spider Models

Now that you know what the term “Spider” means, we’re sure you’re wondering what our current Continental AutoSports Ferrari lineup of Ferrari Spider vehicles entails. Take a look at our list of Ferrari Spider convertibles below:

Rest assured, no matter what vehicle you go with, you’ll get the thrill of high-performance speed and still get to enjoy the wind in your hair from the open top of your Ferrari convertible. Either way, if you have any questions about our Ferrari Spider models, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Continental AutoSports Ferrari team in Hinsdale for more information.

Explore the Ferrari Spider Convertible World at Continental AutoSports Ferrari

There’s so much to learn about exotic vehicles and just what it means to be a part of the high-performance world. And we’re excited to bring these fast, luxury vehicles to our Chicago and Indianapolis drivers. So be sure to take a look at our Ferrari inventory or better yet, come on down to our dealer near Milwaukee and see our Prancing Horse selection in person! Our team is excited to pair you with the perfect Ferrari Spider convertible today.

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