Ferrari F8 Spider Drops Into View

Ferrari F8 Spider Drops Into View

The F8 Spider is the convertible version of the F8 Tributo to replace the 488 Spider.

The F8 Spider is the second Ferrari convertible in one day, following the release of the 812 GTS. I’m half-expecting the SF90 to lose its roof any minute now. The F8 Spider follows on from the epic 488 Pista Aperta but, says Ferrari, is less hardcore but lighter.

The roof, like the 488 before it and 812 GTS beside it, is a retractable hardtop. Despite the hardware to open and close the roof, the F8 Spider is 20kg lighter than its predecessor. Which wasn’t a slouch, just quietly.

The rear of the car is obviously different to swallow the roof. Those changes meant a shift in aero, so Ferrari’s engineers designed a new rear wing that wraps around the tail. The rear wing is still blown ensuring plenty of downforce.

Under the redesigned rear deck is the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 with a massive 530kW (720PS) and 770Nm torque. Sadly, unliuke the F8 Tributo, you can’t see the engine through a lovely Lexan panel. You also get Side Slip Control (SSC) 6.1, launch control and an 8000rpm redline.

The F8 Spider is no doubt available to purchase now and you can probably expect to see one land early in 2020 and just like the rest of the Ferrari range, you get seven years of free servicing.

Update: Ferrari Australasia’s Herbert Appleroth posted an Instagram story which said the car will land in Australia in the second half of 2020.