Ferrari F8 Spider Debuts With the Most Successful Ferrari V8 Ever

The mid-rear-engined drop-top is powered by the most successful Ferrari V8.


Another good news for Ferrari fans; the Maranello automaker has unveiled the Ferrari F8 Spider that replaces the 488 Spider. The mid-rear-engined drop-top is powered by the most successful Ferrari V8 and looks pretty similar to its coupe sibling, the F8 Tributo. The major difference, of course, is the electrical retractable hardtop and a new rear deck to contain the roof.

The convertible takes just 14 seconds to deploy or retract the roof while cruising at a speed of 45 km/h. It is not only more aerodynamic (10% extra), but is also 20 kg lighter than its predecessor.

Everyone knows the name ‘Ferrari’ is synonym to performance and driving pleasure. The Ferrari F8 Spider is no exception. The power comes from the award-winning V8 with twin-turbos churning out a whopping 711 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. This is 50 hp and 7 lb-ft extra than the 488 Spider. The sporty convertible is very agile with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 2.9 seconds. The 0-200 km/h sprint will take 8.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 340 km/h. This is 15 km/h more than the sports car it is replacing.

Ferrari has made many additions in and outside to make it lighter and more aerodynamic. The automaker has also taken care of European emission laws by installing an exhaust filter.

The new cars from Maranello are coming fast. Just recently, the automaker also introduced the 812 Superfast.

Ferrari F8 Spider

Technical Specifications



Type                                        V8 – 90° – turbo – dry sump

Overall displacement             3902    cc

Max. power output*               720 cv (530 kW) @ 8000 rpm

Max. torque*                          770 Nm @ 3250 rpm

Specific power output            185      cv/l

Max. revs                                8000    rpm

Compression ratio                  9.6:1


Dimensions and weight

Length                                     4611    mm

Width                                      1979    mm

Height                                     1206    mm

Wheelbase                              2650    mm

Front track                              1677    mm

Rear track                               1646    mm

Dry weight**                          1400    kg

Weight distribution                41.5% front – 58.5% rear

Boot capacity                          200      l

Fuel tank capacity                  78        l



Front                                       245/35 ZR 20 J9.0

Rear                                        305/30 ZR 20 J11.0



Front                                       398 x 223 x 38            mm

Rear                                        360 x 233 x 32            mm


Transmission and gearbox   7-speed, dual-clutch F1 gearbox

Electronic controls              E-Diff3, F1-Trac, high performance ABS/EBD with Ferrari Pre-

Fill, FrS SCM-E, FDE+, SSC 6.1



0-100 km/h                             2.90     s

0-200 km/h                             8.2       s

Max. speed                            340      km/h


Fuel consumption and emissions      

Under homologation


* With 98 octane petrol

** With optional contents


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