Ferrari F8 Spider Is A 711 HP Droptop Chasing The 720S Spider

We all knew the Ferrari F8 Spider was coming and the Italian car manufacturer has just taken the covers of its latest mid-engined droptop.

Powering the F8 Spider is the same twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine as the F8 Tributo coupe to pump out a hearty 711 and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. Ferrari says the F8 Spider accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds, hits 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.2 seconds, and continues through to a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).

The engine itself is very similar to the unit that powered the Ferrari 488 Pista, hence why it produces the same amount of grunt. Ferrari also uses exhaust manifolds for the F8 Tributo and F8 Spider made from lightweight Inconel. Ferrari quotes a dry weight with all the available carbon fiber trimmings of 3086 lbs (1400 kg) which is a touch heavier than the F8 Tributo.

Like the 458 Spider and 488 Spider before it, the Ferrari F8 Spider uses a retractable hardtop. It takes just 14 seconds to deploy or retract and can be operated at speeds of up to 27.9 mph (45 km/h).

Also Watch: Ferrari F8 Tributo Unleashed On Both Road And Track In New Video

The overhauled design of the F8 from the older 488 translates into better cooling in the Spider as well as greater downforce. The marque says the new car is 10 per cent more aerodynamically efficient than the 488 Spider.

Like its coupe sibling, the F8 Spider incorporates Ferrari’s Side Slip Control 6.1 system as well as the latest Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer system (FDE+). This system uses Ferrari software to adjust brake pressure at the calipers during corners, while exiting corners, and also in low grip conditions.

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  • Zandit75

    Haven’t seen any photos of this car with the roof up yet. Does it look that ugly?

  • pcurve

    glorious exterior design by Ferrari as usual… with $5 fisher price interior as usual.

    • Six_Tymes

      sophomoric

    • europeon

      with $5 fisher price interior as usual.

      Another Internet armchair expert that has only seen Ferraris in pictures.

  • BLACK INTERIORS ARE DEPRESSING ENOUGH BUT IN A CONVERTIBLE IT’S WORSE.
    LIGHT AND AIRY PLEASE.

  • Vitaly Plochotnikow

    Ferrari will ignore Frankfurt show, so no F8 there

  • Kagan

    Nice and no bullshit digi migi!

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    No, they’re correct.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    Ferrari really needs Pininfarina back.

    • europeon

      All Fiat’s Italian brands need the three design houses back (well, Giugiaro is out of reach now, but Pininfarina and Bertone are still there) – Centro Stile was a failure. Of course Ferrari is the most visible when it comes to this, just like any halo brand, but look at Alfa and Maserati (even Fiat for that matter) how they also lost their shine.
      When I said marchionne was gone too late, and the damage he done to the brands was irreversible, people jumped on me saying I don’t respect the man’s work. What is there to respect?

      • Andrewthecarguy

        I agree with you on this one. I just can’t ‘love’ any of the new Ferraris…and the other brands you mentioned. Where s the lust factor???
        A Ferrari is supposed to make you wanna. Ditto Maserati. Neither do it for me recently, though I’d still buy/drive one, but not for the seductive factor as with the cars of yore.

    • Porkopolis

      But anything new we’ve seen from Pininfarina just looks like a Ferrari.

      • Stigasawuswrecks

        Well they’ve designed Ferraris since the beginning so….

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Exactly.

  • MP Palić

    is it me, or this look plain stupid? like, it tries to hard to be aggressive

  • Honda NSX-R

    Can’t wait to see the F8 Tributo/Spider in person, they look amazing

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