The open top Ferrari F8 Spider arrives as the inevitable fresh air driving take on the F8 Tributo and replacing the outgoing 488 Spider.
It’s not exactly a huge surprise that Ferrari is following up the reveal of the F8 Tributo earlier this year with an open-topped version, and here it is – the Ferrari F8 Spider.
It’s an entirely predicable, although no less appealing for that, take on the F8 with Ferrari’s Retractable Hard Top opening or shutting the roof in just 14 seconds at speeds up to 28mph, ideal for British weather and unexpected showers.
The F8 Spider keeps the same 3.9 litre dry-sump V8 as the F8 with a roof – which itself came from the 488 Pista – and delivers a very impressive 710bhp and 568lb/ft of torque, enough to hit 62mph in 2.9 seconds on the way to 211mph. Which is just what you want with the roof open.
That’s a notable 50bhp up on the outgoing 488 Spider, and Ferrari say it is sportier than the 488 Spider, although a little extreme than the 488 Pista Spider.
Indies, apart from the fact you can have sky when you want it, is pretty much unchanged from the tin-top F8 and, when it goes on sale, it’ll be at prices North of £225k.