- Ferrari F8 Spider does a 0-100kmph sprint in 2.9 seconds.
- Ferrari F8 Spider gets a handful of cosmetic updates.
- Ferrari F8 Spider could be launched in India by 2020 end.
Ferrari has taken the wraps off the all-new F8 Spider, which will replace the 488 Spider globally. Being designed and developed on the same lines as the F8 Tributo Berlinetta, which was unveiled earlier this year, it will come with several new features and a retractable hardtop. The roof, being more compact than its predecessor, can be opened or closed at speeds up to 45kmph in just 14 seconds.
Ferrari F8 Spider is approx 20 kgs lighter than the 488 Spider as it weighs at 1400 kgs. However, it is nearly 20 kgs heavier than the 488 Pista Spider. The reduction in weight has resulted in the convertible being more agile and powerful. The exhaust has been styled differently as the exhaust line boasts of a Gasoline Particulate Filter to fulfil the new homologation norms. The company has repositioned the air intakes from the flanks towards the rear on either side of the blown spoiler to ensure more airflow to the engine. Taking a cue from the 488 Challenger track car, Ferrari has developed the intake line to generate more power output and torque performance. The updated vehicle dynamics systems make driving a lot easier.
Under the hood, it has the 3.9L twin-turbo V8 engine which also features in the F8 Tributo. The engine generates top power of 710bhp at 8000rpm and peak torque of 770Nm at 3250rpm. The power figures are similar to that of 488 Pista, however, the torque is 10Nm more. The engine is linked to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission while power is being sent to the rear wheels. The supercar does a 0-100kmph sprint in just 2.9 seconds while it touches the 200kmph mark from standstill in merely 8.2 seconds. The top speed of Ferrari F8 Spider stands at 340kmph. The pricing is not announced yet but it is expected to be a bit more premium than its coupe sibling.