Ferrari F8 Spider Revealed; Offers More Power And Zero Turbo Lag

Ferrari F8 Spider Revealed; Offers More Power And Zero Turbo Lag

Ferrari F8 Spider Revealed; Offers More Power And Zero Turbo Lag

It's not easy building V12-powered sports cars these days as emissions regulations clamp down, but Ferrari ensured the 812 GTS meets every rule.

Elkann, however, said that Ferrari - which shipped fewer than 10,000 cars previous year - would not try to chase German rival Porsche which has expanded its sales volumes to more than 250,000 sports cars and SUVs annually. More on that here.

The Maranello-based firm bills the newcomer as "less extreme than the 488 Pista Spider, but sportier than the 488 Spider which it replaces in the range".

Earlier, the reports claimed that Ferrari had called upon VIP owners to two events which were conducted for preview in early September, one for the open-top 812 and one for the F8 Tributo Spider.

The retractable hard top opens in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 45 km/h and does not impinge upon the interior dimensions. For reference, the F8 Tributo costs $484,888 plus on-road costs, while the 488 Spider was priced at $526,888. Italian automaker uses the exhaust manifolds made from lightweight Inconel for F8 Tributo and F8 Spider.

Ferrari F8 Spider Revealed; Offers More Power And Zero Turbo Lag

The overall performance levels has been improved over the 488 with the increase in power, weight reduction and improved aerodynamic coefficient. The rear of the auto has been redesigned, resulting in the rear wheel arch losing its aerodynamic duct. It gets more compact, horizontal LED headlights. What's more, the buttresses are offset by an electrically controlled rear screen that acts as a wind deflector with the roof down. Mining Ferrari Chat again, one member posted that the fascia that has been placed at the rear end has been redesigned and the aperture of the trunk is larger than it seems.

The added power in the F8 Spider was achieved through the intake system that is a derivative of the 488 Challenge and Inconel exhaust manifolds also from the race vehicle, the news outlet reported. Reducing the weight of rotating and non-static masses, such as the titanium con-rods, crankshaft and flywheel, allows engine speed to rise very rapidly.

The power gains were obtained by adapting the intake line from the 488 Challenge race auto, while the Inconel exhaust manifolds adapted from the very same vehicle have shaved off 9.7 kg from the engine weight.

The company's deliveries rose eight per cent during the second quarter of 2019 compared with last year, less than the 23 per cent gain during the first three months of the year, Ferrari said.

The service is available on all markets worldwide and from all Dealerships in the Official Dealership Network.

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The $30k, 45 kWh base model will boast 205 miles of range, while a 58 kWh version bumps battery life up to 261 miles. Compare that to Porsche's first electric vehicle revealed last week: the Taycan Turbo starts at $150,000.

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