After month of rumors, Ferrari has finally taken veil off the F8 Spider. We have known for a long time that Ferrari is going to introduce mid-engined droptop soon. Power in the Ferrari F8 Spider comes from twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine. The same engine is also used on F8 Tributo Coupe. It delivers an impressive 711hp and 770 Nm of torque. Ferrari claims that F8 Spider is able to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds and 8.2 seconds to hit 124mph. When given enough space, it can hit a top speed of 211mph.
Since, the engine is quite similar to the powertrain used on 488 Pista, that’s why it produces same amount of grunt. Italian automaker uses the exhaust manifolds made from lightweight Inconel for F8 Tributo and F8 Spider. With exclusive usage of carbon fiber trimmings, dry weight stands at 1,400kg, a touch heavier than the F8 Tributo. Ferrari F8 Spider uses retractable hardtop just like 458 Spider and 488 Spider. For deployment and retracting the hardtop, it takes 14 seconds and can be operated at speed up to 27.9 mph.
Ferrari F8 Spider offers greater downforce and better cooling thanks to overhaul design of F8 from the older 488. Ferrari claims that the new vehicle 10 per cent more aerodynamically efficient than 488 Spider. Ferrari F8 Spider incorporates Ferrari’s Side Slip Control 6.1 system along with latest Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer system (FDE+). This system uses Ferrari software to adjust brake pressure at calipers during corners, while exiting corners and also in low grip conditions.