The Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M

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Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Key Details

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16MDetail
Launched: 2008
Engine: V8
Power: 375,4 kW (510 CV) at 8.500 rpm
Torque: 470 Nm (346,7 lbft) at 5.250 rpm
Top Speed: 196 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 3.7 secs
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: 1 min 26.5 secs
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M

F430 SCUDERIA SPIDER 16M – A 503-BHP SALUTE TO FERRARI’S F1 PROWESS

We have Ferrari’s unparalleled F1 success to thank for the 2008 Scuderia Spider 16M. This convertible version of the F430 Scuderia was created in celebration of the carmaker’s 16th Constructor’s World Championship. What a wonderful way to celebrate, too. Combining the track-focused nature of the Scuderia with the top-down fun of the F430 Spider created a truly special car, the likes of which we do not often see come out of the prancing horse stable.

Much was tweaked, upgraded, and updated on the F430 Spider in creating the 16M. First, the intake manifold and exhaust were revised, then the compression ratio was increased, giving the standard F430’s 4.3-litre V8 an additional 20 bhp, for a grand total of 503 bhp. Next on Ferrari’s list was some intensive weight reduction. Engineers had an even greater challenge in front of them than with the standard F430 Scuderia, considering the added bracing required for the convertible added significant weight to the car. Carbon fibre replaced heavier materials wherever possible, with Lexan replacing heaving glass windows, and titanium wheel nuts and springs replaced heavier metals. The 16M was then given special new lightweight wheels and bumpers that even the normal Scuderia did not get. In total, 80 kg were shaved off of the standard F430 Spider.

Contrasted with the F430 Spider’s warm, welcoming interior, the 16M features a simple and functional, yet stripped-out cockpit, suited primarily for track carving. The power-to-weight ratio was taken down from nearly 3 kg/bhp on the F430 to a mere 2.5 kg/bhp on the Scuderia. The engineering team’s efforts didn’t stop there, however, with precious few elements of the car spared from their scalpel. The car sits lower, cuts the air more sharply thanks to new aero elements, and massive carbon-ceramic brakes allow drivers to stay on the power that much longer before having to stomp the left pedal. Then, for good measure, the transmission was revised, yielding quickened F1-like 65 millisecond upshifts.

Only 499 16Ms were made, with all having been sold prior to the car’s introduction to the world in 2008. It’s no wonder buyers were so eager to line up for this rare bird, either. Not often does Ferrari create such a performance-oriented convertible model, making the 16M a likely hot ticket item at future auctions in addition to being a true joy to drive.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h3.7 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed196 mph / 315 km/h
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacementTBC
Max. power output*375,4 kW (510 CV) at 8.500 rpm
Max. torque*470 Nm (346,7 lbft) at 5.250 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length177.06.00 in
Width75.07.00 in
Height47.09.00 in
Dry weight**2,954 lb
Fuel Consumption15.07 l/ 100 km
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M – Registry & Videos

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