Ferrari 458 Spider Convertible Prices, Features & Redesigns

Posted on: March 23, 2019, by :

Mention the name Ferrari in a room full of people and watch what happens. You are likely to notice almost everyone craning their necks to see outside the windows. Some might even leave the room altogether to get a look at this example of motor vehicle excellence.

That is the power Ferrari has over people. There is quite like the Ferrari 458 Spider Convertible. Its performance is beyond compare and is also quite easy on the eye.

What Sets the 458 Spider Convertible Apart

Milani Exotic Car Rentals gives you a quick glance at the 458 Spider and what gives it that extra leverage.

Features

Your Ferrari 458 Spider Convertible comes with the following features:

  • A 562-horsepower V8 engine
  • 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox
  • 398 at 6,000 rpm torque
  • 20-inch silver aluminum wheels
  • 2-seater-leather seat trim
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Front air conditioning
  • 2-1 first row LCD monitor
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Keyfob on all doors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Power convertible top

The convertible is 4527mm in length and 1937mm in width with a wheelbase of 2650mm.

Safety features

ABS Brakes: This Ferrari comes with ABS brakes which sense automatically when a tire has ceased rotating especially when emergency brakes have been applied. The system therefore adjusts the brake pressure to allow the tire to resume rotating. With this feature, you will have no difficulty turning even while braking.

Stability Control: If you go over the vehicle handling limits, stability control immediately kicks in and brings down engine power. Alternatively, it may apply select brakes to avert a possible loss of control.

Front Impact Airbags:  Should be involved in a frontal crash, the front impact airbags will ensure that your head and that of your passenger are protected.

Side Impact Airbags: These ones will protect your torso in case of a side impact collision.

Seatbelt Pretensioners: If your Ferrari is involved in a collision, the seatbelt pretensioners will make your seatbelts taut automatically to ensure that you are in the proper sitting position.

Security System: The 458 a built-in system that detects unwelcome intrusion. It also has an ignition disable device that will not allow the engine to start unless the correct original key is used.

Pricing

The 2015 458 Spider Ferrari starts $270,000. The latest 2018 one will require you to fork out over $300,000. However, you can always opt to rent one for a while.

Redesigns

The 458 Spider: It was first displayed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It features a retractable hardtop made of aluminum and requires 14 seconds to operate. It is at its fastest at 199 mph.

The 458 Speciale:  It was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and features forged wheels, a vented bonnet, a rear spoiler taller than that of its predecessor, finned side sills and restyled bumpers. It leaps from 0-62 mph in a dizzying 3.0 seconds and hits a top speed of 120 mph in 9.1 seconds.

The 458 Speciale A:  The ‘A’ stands for ‘Aperta’ which means open in Italian. It was displayed at the 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was the most powerful vehicle Ferrari had produced until the Laferrari Aperta was launched in 2017.

Conclusion

Ferrari has continued to churn out luxury cars to be reckoned with and the 458 Ferrari Spider Convertible Surpasses all expectations. It has improved upon its design with every variation introduced into the market.