Ferrari 458 Spider
Straight up I have to say this, what an outstanding feat of engineering! You will see why I say that first thing in a minute but first let me tell you a little about the history of the cars.
In 2009 Ferrari announced they would be creating another marvellous car which would be a spider version of their new models, part of the 548 Italia series and was announced by Ferrari boss himself, Luca di Montezemolo. I mean who else to release the news about this amazing car?
The car was scheduled to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show but leaked photos and information meant we already knew what was coming but, never the less the excitement and anticipation was still the same and the cars unveiling was a huge success.
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The cars look and design if the first thing I noticed, it is a thing of beauty and is truly eye catching, I’m sure you’ll agree? With its elegant curves the flow seamlessly along the body of the car and even the LED light above the headlights. The little details really make this car have its own personality and feel. Something you definitely pick up on.
The biggest difference compared to other Ferrari’s is that the Spider has a retractable roof which makes this the perfect car if you are looking for that warm weather breeze in your hair hurtling along down the road. The design of the roof means it folds away nicely meaning it takes up minimal space when collapsed which leaves a bench on the inside behind the driver and passenger seats meaning this is the perfect place to store any luggage you may have.
The engine has a roar and a half, turning the key in the ignition is like waking an elegant lion! The car almost sings to you with the purr from the engine and harmonises when you press the accelerator. Truly music to my ears. The power this thing can generate is huge and it shows that when you drive the car. When you unleash the 570 horsepower it will literally take your breath away. Ferrari fined tuned this engine, including the sound to ensure optimal performance without limiting the experience and feel of the car. A fine balance indeed and they have reached it perfectly.
As I just mentioned the Ferrari 458 Spider has a huge 475 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 198 mph. It can also do 0 – 60 in 3.4 seconds, now that’s fast! The car has a 4.5 litre V8 engine married to a 7 speed duel clutch transmission and en electronic differential which just completes everything about this car!
So I hope I have given you an insight into the world of the Ferrari 458 Spider and the awesome power and potential this car has! If you are ever given the chance to see this car or even ride in it then do not pass it up because you will regret it!