The Ferrari F430 Spider

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Ferrari F430 Spider – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F430 Spider

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Ferrari F430 Spider – Technical Specifications

Ferrari F430 Spider – Registry & Videos

Ferrari F430 Spider – Key Details

Ferrari F430 SpiderDetail
Launched:2005
Engine: V8
Power: 360.3 kW (490 CV) at 8500 rpm
Torque: 465 Nm (343 lbft) at 5250 rpm
Top Speed: Over 193 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.1 secs
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: 1 min 27 secs
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F430 Spider

FERRARI F430 SPIDER –V8 FUN IN THE SUN

Most aspects of the Ferrari F430 Spider will be familiar to anyone who knows the Ferrari F430, with the main difference being the drop top and all of the accompanying revisions to the car’s structure and aerodynamics necessitated by the removal of the roof. You will probably know, then, that with such an amazing car to base it off, the Spider version is bound to be brilliant as well. You would be right.

Even though the Spider variant weighed slightly more than the base F430, its performance wound up being almost identical to its hardtop siblings. Take, for instance, the 0 to 62 mph time of 4.1 seconds, just a tenth behind the standard F430. Likewise, the top speed dropped by a mere 3 mph. We have Ferrari’s F1 technology to thank for this feat, as engineers borrowed aerodynamic simulators from the F1 team to ensure that the Spider’s profile was as compatible with high speeds as possible. The top drops via a button on the dash, and the whole process takes only about 20 seconds.

Let’s start with the 4.3-litre engine. Mounted behind the driver, this mighty V8 uses a flat-plane crankshaft and an assortment of other technologies to help it develop 483 bhp at 8500 rpm. This crankshaft design is rather unusual, yet it is a great fit for Ferrari’s mid-engine supercar as it gives the engine a raw, fierce quality desired by aficionados but unfit for common family vehicles.

Engineers also took great pains to ensure the V8’s wail is as sonorous as an Italian opera, especially important for a drop-top. Reining in all of that power are newly developed brakes made using a cast-iron alloy, while carbon ceramic composite brakes were available as an option. Buyers have a choice between a conventional 6-speed manual or an electrohydraulic manual, also in 6 speeds. The F430 was also notable for using the suite of electronic gadgets that enabled the car to achieve these astounding levels of performance at the time.

With the F430 Spider, Ferrari had created a highly-desirable convertible version of its amazing F430. Because it retained practically all the hardtop’s performance and composure, even when driving on rough surfaces, the Spider required almost no compromises, meaning that for those with the means, it was an easy decision.

Ferrari F430 Spider – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari F430 Spider – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h4.1 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed193 mph / 310 km/h
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement262.9 cu in
Max. power output*360.3 kW (490 CV) at 8500 rpm
Max. torque*465 Nm (343 lbft) at 5250 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length177.6 in
Width75.7 in
Height48.6 in
Dry weight**3130 lb*
Fuel Consumption15.2 l/100 km
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari F430 Spider – Registry & Videos

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