As a result, the F8 Spider can sprint from standstill to 100km/h in a scant 2.9 seconds while on the way to 200km/h in 8.2s before hitting its root-pulling top speed of 340km/h -improvements of 0.1s, 0.5s and 15km/h respectively over the 488. When it's time to pop the top, the roof will retract in 14 seconds at speeds up to 28 miles per hour. Essentially a replacement of the 488 Spider, the new convertible from Maranello remains faithful to its fixed roof cousin with the obvious exception of the electrically retractable hardtop and an updated rear deck to accommodate the new roof arrangement.
Not F8 Tributo Spider, note, because though the convertible is powered by the same Pista-derived V8, outputting the same 720hp and 568lb ft, the Coupe stands alone as the performance-focussed homage to that award-winning powerplant.
After month of rumors, Ferrari has finally taken veil off the F8 Spider. The F8 Spider is significantly more aerodynamically efficient, too and features the new 6.1 version of the Side Slip Angle Control system. The very Ronseal-sounding Retractable Hard Top (RHT in Ferrari-speak) is retained and opens or closes in 14 seconds; drivers can flip the top around town at speeds of up to 28mph - ideal if you're caught in a shower or topping up the tan at the traffic lights. Maximum torque is 10 Nm higher than on the 488 Spider and is available even at lower engine speeds. Also, the F8 Spider is 20kg lighter than the 488 Spider. Meet the new Ferrari F8 Spider, unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show in yellow-melt finery.
To help achieve the power upgrade over the 488 Spider, the new intake line is derived from the 488 Challenger track auto. Furthermore, the electric rear screen acts as a wind-stop, making the vehicle "truly useable" with the top down. Sporting the same engine specifications as the 812 Superfast, this new 812 GTS gets a folding metal roof that opens in 14 seconds at speeds upto 45 kmph.
Other tweaks to ensure the same performance as the coupé include using the air vents on top of the rear flank to channel excess air pressure out of the wheel well. The reveal marks 5 decades since Ferrari last made a V12 convertible in the form of the 365 GTS4. The exhaust layout has been extensively modified across the board from the turbos to the tail pipes to produce a sound absolutely unique to this particular vehicle. This section also incorporates the optional 7-inch touchscreen passenger-side display and the dash is completed by the classic instrument cluster with its central rev-counter.