18 November, 2010

F430 Spider

The latest in Ferrari's long line of V8-engined convertible sports car, the F430 Spider offers a unique combination of extreme performance and open-air motoring. Equipped with the same competition-inspired 4.3-liter flat crank power unit as the F430 coupé, the Spider provides a true 310 km/h top speed along with formidable acceleration, covering the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.1 seconds.

F1-derived aerodynamics pay considerable dividends in achieving these performance figures. The track, in fact, continues to be Ferrari's favoured test bed for research and development, and the Spider's sinuous lines have been honed to reduce drag while generating no less than 2,545.5 N of down force at 300 km/h.

Significant improvements have also been wrought in the chassis department, with a 10 percent increase in torsional rigidity and 5 percent improvement in beam strength over the 360 Spider. Handling and road holding are consequently to the highest standard, while the innovative electronic differential and F1 transmission help transfer the V8's 360kW at 8,500 rpm to the road.

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