I wouldn’t get it in yellow either. No, definitely not.
It’s been some months since the Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed itself to the world in Geneva. Now, we can see the inevitable drop-top follow-up to the coupe model in this: the 710 horsepower Ferrari F8 Spider. It’s just as striking, just as powerful, but now with an entire planet’s worth of blue sky. I’d say, “Shut up and take my money!”, if indeed I had enough money to buy this. Coincidentally, Ferrari has not announced pricing yet, but we expect it to be more than the coupe’s $274,280 asking price.
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(Sort of) kidding aside, under the hood of the mid-engined Ferrari F8 Spider is a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine. On top of the 710 horsepower, it also manages to send 568 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It shares the same 0-62 mph time as the F8 Tributo (2.9 seconds), as well as its 211 mph top speed. Push beyond the initial sprint though, and the convertible’s 154 pound weight disadvantage will start to show. On the flip side, though, you’ll be able to hear that V8 screaming at 8,000 rpm all the more clearly.
Under the skin, the Ferrari F8 Spider is more or less an evolution of the previous 488 Spider. There’s more clever aero tricks at play, like changing the positioning of the front radiators. The new ones are rearward-angled, which result in a 10 percent improvement in downforce, according to Ferrari.
Against the likes of the McLaren 720S Spider and Lamborghini Aventador Spyder, the Ferrari F8 Spider is right in the ball park on its performance. On looks, though, the F8 Spider looks stunning, and while the other two are also striking, this is still one remarkable piece of design.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned for more updates from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show happening this week.