458 Spider “Best of the Best” according to the Robb Report
Maranello, 7 June 2012 – The American magazine Robb Report – one of the world’s most important luxury periodicals – has awarded the 458 Spider the title of “Best of the Best 2012” in the convertible category. This prestigious award follows the 458 Italia’s title in the sports cars category in 2011.
Performance, handling, control systems and design provided the 458 Spider with the same title already conquered by the coupé. The drop-top version of the 458 won the award also because of the innovative hard top solution which, combined with the mid-rear engine, provides an even more engaging engine sound in the cockpit.
The 458 Spider is fitted with Ferrari’s 570hp 4.5-litre V8 engine which won the 2011 International Engine of the Year award. Featuring a double-clutch F1 gearbox, the car can accelerate to 100 km/h in less than 3.4 seconds from 0 to100 km/h and continue to a top speed of 320 km/h. The exceptional 458 Spider is best in class not only due to its performance, but also thanks to impressive levels of fuel consumption and emissions. Thanks to the HELE system (High Emotion Low Emission s ) combined consumption is 11.8 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of just 275 g/km.