An adjustable electric wind stop has been designed to slow and diffuse the air in the cockpit, allowing for conversations to be held at speeds of more than 200km/h.
The new Ferrari 458 Spider now joins the 458 Italia, offering high performance and strong handling with the enjoyment of open top driving, courtesy of Ferrari's fully retractable hard top.
The Ferrari 458 Italia features Ferrari's naturally aspirated, direct injection 4.5 litre V8, mated to a dual clutch F1 paddle shift transmission through the E-Diff integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high performance ABS.
To provide maximum sportiness and driving pleasure,the accelerator pedal mapping and the multilink suspension have been calibrated in line with Maranello's spider tradition. The engine soundtrack has also be revised for the top down driving experience.
The Ferrari 458 Spider's hard top is constructed entirely from aluminium and deploys in 14 seconds. The hard top has been engineered to fit ahead of the engine bay with no compromise to aerodynamics or performance. Due to the small space required to house the roof, designers have been able to include a rear bench for luggage behind the seats.
An adjustable electric wind stop has been designed to slow and diffuse the air in the cockpit, allowing for conversations to be held at speeds of more than 200km/h.Published 23 August 2011