The Ferrari 458 Spider was the first mid-rear V8 engine with a retractable hardtop roof. The 458 Spider offers the visual presence and performance dynamics of the world-renowned Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe, but with the open-air experience of a thrilling convertible. Masterfully engineered, the 458 Spider’s hardtop neatly folds into the vehicle’s rear quarters in just 14 seconds. The 458 Spider features a completely redesigned rear that incorporates the folding hard-top roof all while delivering uncompromising visual appeal and function. But its striking form isn’t the only reason that finding a Ferrari 458 Spider for sale is so appealing.
A seven-speed dual clutch automated-manual transmission helps regulate the 4.5L naturally aspirated V8 engine. The 458 Spider produces a stunning 562 hp at 9,000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm while reaching a top speed of 199 mph, featuring the signature Ferrari soundtrack. Whether on the track or on a long trip from St. Louis to Indianapolis, the driving experience will be unmistakable.
The Ferrari Styling Center along with Pininfarina developed the 458 Spider to offer the freedom of open-sky driving for its driver and passenger.
Constructed from lightweight materials, the low and aggressively slanted nose, dramatic sweeping side panels, and muscular rear end all work together to form visual appeal and superior performance. The Spider required no changes on the hood and side bodywork; however, the rear was completely redesigned. The buttresses act as roll-bars in addition to directing airflow to the engine cover by channeling airflow towards the rear radiators.
The Spider also features larger rear air scoops than the Italia. The larger scoops move air to the oil coolers and the repositioned engine air intakes. Unlike the glass cover of the Italia engine, the Spider features a modern cover with six air vents. Fuel efficiency is achieved on the Spider through Ferrari’s HELE (High Emotion, Low Emissions) concept.
The interior cockpit of the 458 Spider embraces premium materials to add driving pleasure as well as overall vehicle performance. When the 458 Spider’s top is up, adjustable electric wind stops keep unwanted air noise from the cockpit with whisper-quiet dampening force so virtually all cabin noise pollution is silenced.
The Ferrari 458 Spider interior combines the fit and finish of athleticism with top-tier luxury. The Ferrari interior is detailed with light-weight and brilliantly finished metals, carbon fiber, and other luxurious accents. Both the driver and passenger are given high-back, track-inspired seats that form around the body for added support and comfort. An emphasis on ergonomics creates an intimate space for the driver, where hand movements and function controls are natural and minimal in order to focus on the driving experience.
The chance to buy a Ferrari 458 Spider is not to be missed, as it offers an open-sky driving experience with endless possibilities! Whether you’re local to Chicagoland or elsewhere in the country, you can inquire about a Ferrari 458 Spider for sale by contacting Continental AutoSports.