Ferrari has built the most powerful convertible production car in the world beating its own 812 GTS.
This is Ferrari’s second hybrid convertible, following the the 2017 LaFerrari Aperta.
The Spider’s 769bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 is mated to a pair of electric motors on the front axle and one at the rear.
Combined, the electric units produce 217bhp and contribute to an overall power output of 986bhp and 664lb ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
211mph top speed
Around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track the Spider will do a lap time of 1min 19.5sec just 0.5sec behind the hard-top and 0.2sec quicker than the LaFerrari.
The roof mechanism and chassis reinforcements that are needed for the spider add 100kg, bringing the Spider’s kerb weight to 1670kg. Nearly 300kg more than the carbon fibre tub of the LaFerrari Aperta.
Ferrari says the improved stability and traction brought by the electrified front wheels equates to an “equivalent weight reduction” of around 200kg.
An optional Assetto Fiorano upgrade package brings Multimatic shock absorbers, a 21kg weight reduction and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 performance tyres for a premium of around £39,360.
Customer deliveries are set to get underway in 2021.
Prices start at €473,000 (£425,000).
Posted by John Holmes