2020 Ferrari F8 Spider Review

Ferraris Spider-models usually have a special designation, which provides the feeling of being closer to the driver. Because the open roof allows the driver to hear the roar of the engine very clearly. Are these the only features that the newest sports car, the 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider, will bring? Or could it be a more attractive option than the Berlinetta version of the Ferrari F8 Tributo? Take a look at the following review of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider.

2020 Ferrari F8 Spider Eksterior

Ferrari does not significantly differentiate the front exterior of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider compared to the Berlinetta version. It still sports S-Duct-shaped aerodynamic details on the front fascia. As well as side air intakes and an air curtain slot at the top of the LED headlight. The function of these three aerodynamic details and increasing the downforce of the car. Also serve to provide more cooling to the brakes. This helps to maximize capacity during deceleration from high speeds.

2020 Ferrari F8 Spider Exterior

Ferrari made minor adjustments related to the retractable hardtop (RHT) roof concept. Seen from the change in the dividing line between the car body and the roof from its conventional position parallel to the beltline to the top of the B-pillar. In addition, in the area of the side air intake that now appears the same color as the bodywork. While the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo uses carbon fibre details. The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider uses the same 20-inch forged Nurburgring Silver Wheels rims as the Ferrari F8 Tributo. The best thing is Rim details, and exterior color patterns can be customized to order.

The significant difference to the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is clearly the roof. This retractable hardtop can be opened in 2 parts in 14 seconds. And can be folded when the car is running for up to 45 seconds. The folded roof will be stored in an enclosed space above the engine hood area.

2020 Ferrari F8 Spider retractable hardtop (RHT) design

The adaptation of the retractable hardtop (RHT) design has changed the design of the stern of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider. The first change is to remove the Lexan rear window, inspired by the hood cover of the Ferrari F40. In addition, the rear wing of the F8 Spider has also been redesigned. Giving it a low center of gravity effect. In the area of the blanket fish-shaped engine cover, it is supported by a frame from the rear glass to under the spoiler, following the airflow direction. To dissipate the engine’s heat faster, there are three planks and a couple of air gaps in the burnt spoiler area. The rest, both the taillight area that comes with a dual-group LED design and a diffuser along with a dual tailpipe, still follow the style of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo.

2020 Ferrari F8 Spider Interior

The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider cockpit design now uses aluminum, carbon fiber and leather materials. A typical Ferrari modern steering format equipped with various car configurations. Manettino and Paddle Shift, is used for the Ferrari F8 Spider steering wheel design. Furthermore, the HMI (Human Machine Interface) interface has also been improved. With the addition of a special configuration function on the passenger side via a 7-inch touch screen.

Like the Ferrari F8 Tributo model, the F8 Spider seats use a racing carbon seat ready to keep the driver and passenger body in a good position while the car is maneuvering. This car owner can also change this seat’s shape with a semi-bucket seat that is slightly more comfortable than this one.

Features of the 2020 Ferrari F8

The driving Features of the 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider are heavily focused on improving driving handlings. Such as the latest update of the 6.1 Side Slip Angle Control function and the Ferrari’s newest version Dynamic Enhancer (FDE +). In simple terms, the FDE + allows the car to reach the highest performance in a short time. Also more precise handling because the control of the calliper brake grip is regulated by this lateral dynamics control system. And the FDE + function can now be activated when the driver selects the Manettino driving mode in the ‘RACE’ position.

The 2020 Ferrari F8 Performance

2020 Ferrari F8 Spider engine

The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider uses the 3.9-liter 90 Twin Turbo V8 engine that won the “Best Engine” award at International Engine of the Year for four consecutive years in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Like the F8 Tributo, the engine still produces a performance figure of 710 hp with 770 Nm of torque for this spider version. All the power goes to the rear wheels with the F1 dual-clutch gearbox. Although the F8 Spider weighs 154 pounds more than the 2020 F8 Tributo, there is no difference in speed. The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider can reach 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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