2020 Ferrari F8 Spider debuts with 710 horsepower and a 211mph top speed

It was at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show six months back where Ferrari lifted the veil on the F8 Tributo Coupe – the replacement model for the Ferrari 488 GTB. Now its time for the new supercar’s droptop counterpart to join the Italian marque’s product line-up. The Ferrari F8 spider essentially replaces the 488 Spider and built upon the same ingredients used in its Coupe sibling – it is powered by the same 710 hp twin-turbo V8 engine of the Ferrari 488 Pista and is underpinned by an updated version of the 488 GTB’s more comfortable chassis. As a result, the new F8 Spider is about 40 pounds lighter than the 488 Spider and packs 50 more horses under the hood. According to Ferrari, the new convertible supercar does the zero to 62mph sprint in 2.9 seconds, while 0-124mph takes 8.2 seconds. And the top speed is 211mph.

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Just like the droptop supercar it replaces, the new Ferrari F8 Spider features a retractable hardtop, which deploys in 14 seconds and can be operated while the vehicle is traveling up to 28 mph. Aesthetically, everything else is near identical to the F8 Tributo Coupe, including the sleek LED headlights built around the prominent S-duct, large air intakes on its rear haunches and the beautiful quad taillight cluster inspired by classic Ferraris. The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider carries a starting price of 262,000 euros (roughly $289,000) in Italy, which is about 11 percent more than the previous droptop supercar. Production will start in the first half of 2020, with the deliveries scheduled to begin in the summer of the same year.

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