The latest on board video from Supercar Driver on YouTube is arguably their best yet, featuring clips from an insane, high-speed and high-octane ride inside a yellow Ferrari 458 Spider. What’s more, the following clip includes an incredible chase scene with an Aston Martin DBS Volante on the country road, with a Lamborghini Aventador also joining in the action!
The sound of the 4.5-liter, naturally-aspirated V8 engine found in the Ferrari 458 Italia and its Spider sibling is simply incredible and this clip showcases that growl perfectly!
As mentioned, the Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by a naturally-aspirated, direct-injection 4.5 liter V8. The power is transferred to the road by a dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission through the E-Diff, itself integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and ABS. The figures tell us that the extra weight of 50kg adds a tenths to the 0-100km/h time, taking it to 3.4 seconds. Top speed drops from 325km/h to 320km/h being Ferrari’s fastest-ever convertible.
Certain of the car’s features, such as its accelerator pedal mapping and the damping of the multilink suspension, have been calibrated to guarantee maximum sportiness and driving pleasure with the top down. Even the engine soundtrack has been honed to accompany the open-top experience.
The rear of the car has buttresses designed to optimise the flow of air to the engine intakes and the clutch and gearbox oil radiators. For maximum comfort whilst driving top down the 458 Spider has an adjustable electric wind stop. It slows and diffuses the air in the cockpit, enabling normal conversation to be held even at speeds over 200km/h.