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Leaked: 2015 Ferrari 458 VS Spider is the Speciale Spider

Earlier this week we told you folks that the Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider will be officially unveiled next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but the naughty vehicle already showed its face and we also found out its name: 458 (F142) VS Spider. That’s right folks, the 458 VS Spider is the Speciale version of the 458 Spider!

As you may know already, 4WheelsNews was the one an only website to announce the brand new vehicle back in June and last month we were the only one to tell you about the private unveiling of the vehicle during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Talking with some people that were present at the event we could find out that the production of the 458 (F142) VS Spider will be limited to just 458 units.

Still, earlier this month we got the news that Luca Cordero di Montezemolo will step down as Ferrari chairman after a conflict with Fiat Chrysler Automobile CEO Sergio Marchionne. He will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne, who will gradually increase production at Ferrari and will not stick to the limit of 7,000 units announced by di Montezemolo.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider debut confirmed for 2014 Paris Motor Show

Ferrari’s 458 Speciale Spider was the hottest subject of this summer and as you may know already, we revealed you folks some exclusive info regarding the new Italian sports cars. Each time when we gave you more and more details about the 458 Speciale Spider, we didn’t talk about the official unveiling of the vehicle. Today we can confirm that the debut of the Ferrari 458 Speciale will take place next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Our source finally confirmed the debut of the new car and also told us that private unveilings of the 458 Speciale Spider took place this month at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters. Moreover, it appears that clients are very happy with what they saw and they are even happier than they bought such a vehicle.

Previously, we announced that the production of the 458 Speciale Spider will be limited at 458 units. Now that Luca Cordero di Montezemolo steps down as Ferrari chairman and he will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne we might see some additional numbers as we know that the new CEO will gradually increase production and will not stick to the current limitation of 7,000 units per year.

Read the entire article Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider debut confirmed for 2014 Paris Motor Show

Exclusive: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider pricing revealed

Ferrari is preparing to launch the open-top version of the 458 Speciale and we know this because the vehicle was already spotted outside the Maranello factory after a private unveiling which took place earlier this month at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Today we found out even more from our Maranello-based source, the same trusted source who talked about the 458 Speciale Spider back in June. As you may know already, the spider version of the 458 Speciale will not be called 458 Speciale Spider but until we have an official name we will continue to use this.

Anyway, we said that we have some news regarding the new car. According to our source, the 458 Speciale Spider will be priced at 216,000 euros excluding taxes, which makes the vehicle 11,000 euros more expensive than the 458 Speciale Coupe.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider spotted outside the factory in Maranello

The Ferrari 458 Spider Speciale was a hot subject this summer and 4WheelsNews was the first website to report about the new vehicle. In addition we reported about the vehicle’s private unveiling at Pebble Beach. Of course, there were many people who doubted that Ferrari will build such a vehicle because they had an insider who told them that it will not see the daylight.

Still, 4WheelsNews had better sources and we were 100% positive that the vehicle will arrive. Today, things were confirmed, unofficially of course, when a 4WheelsNews reader spotted the vehicle outside the Ferrari factory located in Maranello.

You can easily see that this is a Speciale version of the Ferrari 458 Spider due to the stylish side sills. Although the side sills are covered we see the stylish fins behind the camouflage.

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4WheelsNews was the first and only website to report about Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale Spider in June, while in August we revealed you the fact that the Italian manufacturer will show the new vehicle during a private event, held at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Eager to find out more about Ferrari’s new hardcore convertible, we contacted one of our friends who had the pleasure to see the vehicle.

Due to the renderings available on the Web with a spider version of the 458 Speciale it’s not hard to imagine how the new vehicle will look like but let’s take care of the details. First of all, we don’t expect the vehicle to be called 458 Speciale Spider but because we don’t have a clue regarding the name we’ll just continue to use it.

So, what new? Well, the 458 Speciale Spider comes with new stripes which are quite different from the ones found on the coupe version, but also with two new wheel designs.

Read the entire article Exclusive: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider unveiled at Pebble Beach, only 458 units will be built

It appears that Ferrari is preparing a big surprise for its fans, as the Italian carmaker will roll out the 458 Speciale Spider! That’s right folks, the open-top version of the Ferrari 458 Speciale is coming. Inside sources from Maranello confirmed the 458 Speciale Spider to 4WheelsNews, but no other details were offered.

In addition, we contacted our second source, who also confirmed the 458 Speciale Spider and said that some dealers are already taking orders for the new sports car. There are no details regarding the debut of the new vehicle or how Ferrari will actually name this new model. We might see it in October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but this is only our opinion.

What’s for sure is that Ferrari will use the same 4.5-liter V8 engine found on the coupe version that generates 605 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.

Read the entire article Breaking: Ferrari working on the 458 Speciale Spider

Nearly half a year ago when McLaren Automotive unveiled the McLaren 600LT Coupe, the British carmaker is now introducing a version that lets its passengers enjoy the thrill of an open-air drive through track-like performance. The new McLaren 600LT Spider is the latest Longtail model and the third model under McLaren Automotive’s £1.2-billion Track25 business plan.

The new McLaren 600LT Spider is also effectively the fifth car donning the Longtail (LT) name, after the McLaren 600LT Coupe, McLaren 675LT Coupe, McLaren 675LT Spider and the McLaren F1 GTR racer Longtail. Just like these Longtail models, the 600LT Spider offers higher levels of power and aerodynamics, lower weight, greater degree of driver engagement and track-focused dynamics. Likewise, the 600LT Spider is available in limited numbers.

In terms of looks, the McLaren 600LT Spider is a twin of the 600LT Coupe, with the only difference being the absence of the fixed roof. But that doesn’t mean that the driver and the passenger won't be protected from the elements. This is because the 600LT Spider is provided with a three-piece, powered retractable hardtop roof, which can be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 25 mph with a single push of a button. The overall roof mechanism makes the 600LT Spider to weigh 110.2 lbs more than the 600LT Coupe, for a dry weight of 2,859.4 lbs.

Read the entire article 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider offers open-air thrill up to 201 mph

Before people knew it, Ferrari has already created its 50th droptop model. The Italian sports car maker unveiled its 50th droptop model and the latest member of the Special Series family – the new Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – at the highly prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California.

Earlier this year, Ferrari introduced the 488 Pista Coupe and the track-oriented Piloti 488 Pista Special Edition. The 488 Pista is the considered as the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined Special Series – the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale. Now, the latest Special Series is welcoming its new member in a convertible form. The decision to unveil the new 488 Pista Spider in the United States was influenced by the fact that Ferrari’s North American clients have been keen connoisseurs of high-performance convertibles since the 1950s.

Essentially, the difference between the Coupe and the Spider versions of the Ferrari 488 Pista is that the latter features a droptop, which roof system is more complex than the fixed one. Because of increased complexity of its convertible roof, the new 488 Pista Spider is around 200 lbs (91 kg) heavier than the 488 Pista Coupe. Since both versions of the Ferrari 488 Pista are powered by the same powerplant -- a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine that delivers 720 hp of max output and 770 Nm (568 lb.-ft.) of peak torque – this difference in weight results to a very slight disparity in terms of performance.

Read the entire article Ferrari takes the veil off the new 488 Pista Spider at Pebble Beach

For those of you who follow news on Ferrari, we are pretty sure that you have seen the one of a kind SP38 nicknamed the “Deborah”, which simply is a 488 GTB that has gone through a number of cosmetic upgrades for it to look like a prettier coupe. But have you imagined a car like that, looking like a Spider? X-Tomi Design, and individual artist from Hungary decided to take out the car’s roof to imagine how the unique creation would look based on the 488 Spider.

The coupe’s lovely F40 inspired engine cover may be gone already, but the imaginary SP38 Spider still has everything they need to become a veritable showstopper, though there are zero chances of this to become a reality.

That’s because Ferrari has no plans of making an exact same model for another client, because the first client will probably not want a replica of his car. But instead, maybe the commissioned Deborah wants a matching Spider to go along with the Coupe. But don’t get us wrong because we are really just making up these scenarios in our minds.

Read the entire article Ferrari SP38 gets rendered as a Spider

British automaker McLaren developed their MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division to make their already exclusive vehicles a little more bespoke. And today, we are going to discuss some of their newest and coolest products that indicate the company’s expertise in style and performance to the Sports Series range.

For instance, if you own a 570S Coupe, 570GT and 570S Spider, and you want to achieve a meaner sound, you can always order the new titanium exhaust. It is actually lighter than the stock unit by 11 pounds (5 kilograms). Best of all, it makes the sound it produces five decibels louder. MSO claims that the car’s new tone sounds cleaner and crisper, and that this comes from the rear end of the vehicle.

Today, the titanium exhaust runs 4,750 pounds ($6,570 at current exchange rates), and this part can be had in a Nano Black finish, instead of the standard Nano Clear colour. The good news here is that these add-ons will not only be available as an option for new cars, as later this year, MSO will be offering these as an upgrade to already existing Sports Series owners.

Read the entire article Give your McLaren 570S Coupé, 570GT, or 570S Spider a meaner sound by installing MSO titanium exhaust

The richest of the rich is not just like any rich people you know, as these guys can multiply their money in a very short amount of period. You are probably wondering how they do this because you want to do it for yourself, but it isn’t that easy because you really have to be loaded. What they do is they invest their money in a super rare supercar, like the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta. After some, they’re able to sell it for double or even triple its MSRP.

The Speciale, similar to the 360 Stradale and F430 Scuderia, was meant to become an even more hardcore version of Maranello’s mid-engine supercar. Surely, it’s an excellent piece of work with its naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 that carried out no less than 605 PS (597 horsepower) and 540 Nm (398 pound-feet) of torque, plus the number of modifications it has got.

With this engine, it is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3 seconds flat, before continuing to its maximum speed of 325 kilometers per hour (202 miles per hour). The car is very easy to handle and has a really sexy roar.

Read the entire article 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta with 57 miles on odo is on sale for 3X its original price

McLaren’s special department, the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team, has created a unique colour that is a tribute to the home of the automaker’s founder, Bruce McLaren, in Surrey, England. This unique paint they call the Muriwai White has a white base with subtle hints of blue. We first saw it on the 570S Spider pictured here, but anyone can get their McLaren in this shade through MSO.

This white paint came to light with the help of Amanda McLaren, Bruce’s only child and a brand ambassador for McLaren Automotive. She worked with MSO to develop the special colour. Their family home in England was painted in white, accented with blue doors. You might be wondering where the name Muriwai originated. Well, it is a town in New Zealand, located northwest of Auckland where Bruce grew up and where he won his first hill climb at the young age of 15.

But there’s more to this story. Amanda also said during the announcement of the new paint that her mom, Patty, was at a dinner party once, and a palm reader told her that she would live in a big white house with blue doors and shutters. Following that, she said that this unique shade of white is a symbol of her father’s pride and her mother’s comfort. Her father died prematurely in 1970 at the age of 32. Now we understand what makes this unique hue so special for the McLaren family.

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Yes, there is no more reason to stay at home when it’s freezing outside. Some folks sometimes feel the need to just stay snuggled up at the fireplace most especially if the dreaded wet and snowy roads start to threaten those hot summer wheels. But what if you have better things to do than sip coffee all day or hang out with your bae while staring gloomily at the frosted window? Boy we’ve got some good news for you.

British car maker McLaren and Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli have partnered in developing a winter wheel and tire bundle for McLaren’s Sports Series. What does that mean exactly?

Pirelli has optimized the tires to perform whether on rain, snow or dry conditions and these have been integrated with McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring equipment that works in conjunction with the vehicle’s onboard systems. Developed for its latest 570S Spider as well as for the 570GT, 570S and 540C, each package will include four 14–spoke forged alloy wheels in Dark Metal Grey finish plus a set of Pirelli’s MC Sottozero 3 winter tires.

Read the entire article Assembled Pirelli winter tires for your McLaren Sports Series cars are now available

McLaren Special Operations division (MSO) recently finished two new bespoke supercars: an MSO R Coupe, and an MSO R Spider. Both vehicles were based on the 650S and are fitted with a number of features. There’s another thing you should know: both vehicles were also made for one lucky and wealthy customer.

The coupe and the spider are among the latest projects of the MSO, and both are equipped with the same internal, external and mechanical specifications. For instance, both come with a 3.8 liter biturbo V8 that carries out 679 horsepower (506 kilowatts) and 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres) of torque. That is actually quite a big difference when you compare it to the standard 650S that produces only 641 horsepower (477 kilowatts). To give them both a unique roar, they were given a new titanium exhaust system with a crossover muffler.

To give them the overall package, both models will be given a dramatic-looking exterior, finished in a beautiful Liquid Silver paint, contrasted by a unique Delta Red pin stripe feature on both the front splitter and side blades. It has been given new elements like the MSO Visual Carbon Viber (VCF) front bumper, hood, louvered fenders, roof scoop, side mirror casing, and the rear decklid. The owner will be reminded of MSO when looking at the exterior, because of the splitter, side skirts, door sills, and rocker panels. Lastly, the coupe comes with a set of new satin black five-spoke wheels, while the spider has been fitted with five-spoke gloss black wheels.

Read the entire article MSO R Coupe and Spider: two unique McLaren vehicles built for one customer

Having a full list of MSO options is certainly one of the modern miracles in the world of after-market tuning. That said, there’s a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO upgrades currently on sale at McLaren Scottsdale. For $487,572, the 675LT Spider features Mercedes Benz’s Flintgrau Metallic paint with MSO’s front splitter, rear diffuser, rear bumper, hood and side skirts all made with carbon fiber. In addition, the airbrakes, roof and hood have been painted off with a pair of racing stripes in Cerberus Pearl.

With this many MSO options, the one listed here may not even be the highest priced McLaren 675LT but it surely is one of a kind. We say this because a whole other range of MSO upgrades could be seen throughout the exterior. For example, there’s a new set of wheels in bronze with brake calipers in signature McLaren Orange. It also boasts a satin blue carbon fiber paddle shifts and a 24 carat gold heat shield throughout the exhausts.

Inside, the MSO specced 675LT Spider comes with a unique combination of carbon black leather and Alcantra fabric with a touch of Midnight Blue to highlight the accents. To create a connection with the exterior motif, the seat belts feature the same McLaren Orange just as the one painted on the brake calipers. All in, this entire set would typically cost you more than $90,000, which we think isn’t bad for a car bearing the Speedy Kiwi “swoosh” logo to start with.

Read the entire article You can own this McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO specifications for less than $500,000

It’s finally here, the much-awaited open-air version of the McLaren 570S. Two years after McLaren launched the coupe form of the McLaren 570S, the British carmaker is now opening the order books for the new McLaren 570S Spider. As designed and engineered, the new McLaren 570S Spider is basically the same as the McLaren 570S Coupe, but without the fixed roof.

The new McLaren 570S Spider is essentially the third body style of the carmaker’s Sports Series product family (570 family), following the McLaren 570S Coupé and the McLaren 570GT. The main difference between the 570S Spider and the 570S Coupe is the fact that the open-top version comes with a retractable roof. Of course, the new 570S Spider still offers splendid levels of dynamism and refinement, coupled with supercar attributes and attitude.

As intended, the new two-seat, rear-wheel drive is provided with two-piece retractable hardtop made from lightweight composite panels. This sleek roof was engineered using the technology employed in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models. Operated electrically with just a simple push of a button in the driver’s cockpit, the roof could be opened or closed in around 15 seconds, as long as the McLaren 570S Spider is travelling at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph).

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WheelsAndMore has done it again. Aside from customizing multi-piece special lightweight wheels, WheelsAndMore could also make a car more dynamic in terms of road performance. This is shown on one of the company’s latest works, a performance-enhanced version of the already powerful Ferrari 488 Spider.

As it is typically, the Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t your ordinary roadster. Any car produced by Ferrari reigns supreme, especially in the area of performance. The Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t an exception.

Its beautifully and elegantly design exterior faithfully reveals how crazy is the Ferrari 488 Spider in terms of power. It is quite important to mention that the 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that could deliver 670 PS (661 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 6,750 rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the Ferrari 488 Spider could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in around 8.7 seconds. As far as top speed is concerned, the Ferrari 488 Spider could go as fast 325 km/h (203 mph).

Read the entire article WheelsAndMore comes up with tuned 777-PS Ferrari 488 Spider Triple Seven

Following in the footsteps of the McLaren 570S, 540C and 570GT is the newest addition to the McLaren Sports Series -- the roofless 570S Spider. McLaren 570S was rolled out in coupe form 2 years ago, and we have been waiting for a convertible Spider version ever since. Now our fantasy can be a reality, as McLaren Automotive head honcho Mike Flewitt addressed the rumors and finally confirmed that the 570S Spider will be released possibly this year.

Flewitt is still silent about the further specs of the 570S Spider, however the up-and-coming sports car convertible will be built based on the Spider versions 650 and 675LT, which have been fitted with a folding hardtop.

The new 570S Spider will be equipped with a biturbo 3.8 L V8 engine, akin to its fixed-roof equivalent. When an auto manufacturer converts a coupe into a convertible, we can't help but think about the extra weight and lessened rigidity. However, the performance hasn't changed much, as the folding roof of the 570S Spider only puts on around 88 lbs (40 kg) and will not alter the 570S Spider's acceleration record from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 km per hour).

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To those who are planning to commit a crime Milan and are relying on a getaway car, better think twice. The Milan Police now have a Ferrari 458 Spider in their garage. With its estimated 320 kmh top speed, escape would be a remote possibility. That’s how we want it to go in our imaginations but actually, this car will be used for educating the public.

The police in Milan are happy folks now -- a confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider was seized from a mobster in an organized crime pursuit in September of 2016, and recently reassigned to Milan's ghisa (a local term for police) by a court responsible for allocating seized goods for public use. The local police force and national brigade can request to keep the seized goods taken from the mafia.

Lucky guys. According to the local agency, they have confiscated around 29 other cars and 3 motorcycles from mobsters located in the city. But local police force commander Antonio Barbato cleared the issues surrounding the acquisition of the supercar and remarked that the public won’t see the Ferrari shred the roads accelerating straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds in Corso Buenos Aires.

Read the entire article Confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider is transformed into police car in Milan

If there is one thing we can count on Mansory to do right every time, it is in how it does extreme makeover. With many years of practice, it has become a household name when it comes to auto tuning. One reason is because its designs are always a step ahead of competing brands.

Once again, get ready for a treat as the German auto tuner is bringing the house down with its very own 4XX Siracusa Spider. Mansory has redesigned the Ferrari 488 GTB as inspired by the Siracusa coupe that has taken over Switzerland in 2016. For this year however, the German tuning company presents an open-top 488 GTB with extremely designed body work plus an over-the-top performance package that boasts up to 790hp.

After showcasing a range of Mansory-tuned vehicles earlier this week, all eyes are now on the new Mansory Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider. The redesigned exterior dons a newly upgraded front fascia with new diffuser, air inlets and a revised front lip. Masonry has also replaced the side skirts on the Ferrari 488 GTB Spider with a new pair of carbon fiber mirror casings and daytime running lights in LED.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva: Mansory delivers the goods with a stunning Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider