You will be able to see the Ferrari 458 Spider at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 28th June to the 1st July 2012, its first official outing in the UK.
The mid/rear engine 458 Spider is powered by a V8 4,499cc engine that deliveries 570bhp @9000 rpm. This equates to a 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. Official combined fuel consumption is recorded at 23.9 mpg and CO2 emissions are rated at 307 g/km.
The 458 Spider features a fully retractable aluminium hard-top roof which is 25 kg lighter than a traditional folding soft-top and is quieter and thermally more efficient when raised. The hard top, which takes 14 seconds to open or close, has been engineered to occupy a very small space when stowed in order to include a rear bench for luggage.
The Ferrari 458 Spider is priced at £198,936, although if you are thinking of ordering one today, there will be a very long wait as the order book fills up.
Ferrari will also be demonstrating the Ferrari California ‘30’ – a light weight (albeit 30kg) version of their California spider with an extra 30hp – now delivering 490hp.
An optional Handling Speciale package has also been developed for the Ferrari California which encompasses modifications to the suspension set-up that minimise body roll and make the car even more responsive to driver inputs.
You will also be able to see taking place in the Supercar Run, Ferrari’s four seater – four wheel drive – ‘FF’. Powered by a V12 6,262cc which delvops 660hp @ 8000rpm. Ferrari have recorded a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 208 mph, prefect for a family summer get away, if you have a spare £227k.Published 13 June 2012