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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
Give your McLaren 570S Coupé, 570GT, or 570S Spider a meaner sound by installing MSO titanium exhaust
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
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.Read the entire article McLaren’s special paint Muriwai White pays homage to founder’s home
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).Read the entire article McLaren 570S Spider makes its official debut
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).Read the entire article McLaren 570S Spider will debut this year
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
Retired Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has just received his brand new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider. This was confirmed after McLaren Beverly Hills posted a picture on its official Instagram account. There must be a sentimental reason why he chose the new MSO among other high performance cars. It must have something to do with the fact that Button drove a McLaren-Honda in last year’s F1 world championship.
There have been no reports yet on what the 2009 F1 champion plans for his immediate future. Since he has retired, it’s likely that he must’ve bought the 675LT for his own personal use and enjoyment. He had owned 12Cs and 650S in the past but this new Spider surpasses all of them when it comes to performance and price. His Longtail comes with special MSO finishing, which includes black alloy wheels with five spoke design as well as brake calipers of the same color.
Earlier reports revealed that a McLaren 675LT Spider with MSO paint would cost you an additional $60,000. That’s merely for the paint job. There is also this $12,000 color coded key fobs that come separately.Read the entire article Jenson Button now the proud owner of a new McLaren MSO 675LT Spider
In our daily drive, we do what we can to make sure our cars do not experience any untoward incidents. Still, there are times when such events are unavoidable and we have no choice but to steer to a pothole. While this may be normal for those who drive standard models, it would be difficult to imagine such a thing happening to owners of luxury or high-end vehicles.
Well, this is exactly what happened with Rob Ferretti and his Ferrari 458 Spider. However what makes this unique is that this is not a simple case of a Ferrari hitting a pothole as the wheel of his 458 Spider in fact shattered. While in most cases this incident would have been cast aside, Rob managed to put everything on video and post it on his official YouTube channel.
The video which Rob filmed using a Galaxy S7 showed him falling into a pothole, stopping and then stepping out of the car to discover his blunder. With this video though, Rob showed that should this happen to you, there is no need to panic. He even looked at eBay to know how much a replacement wheel costs. Rob also showed us what to do if such an event ever happens to you on the road. However, the video also shows the importance of having somebody to help you and deliver a spare tire. In the case of Rob, it was his brother.Read the entire article Rob Ferretti shares video of his Ferrari 458 Spider’s pothole trouble
Do you want to build a LaFerrari or a 488 Spider with your own hands? Well, Meccano, the toy maker has partnered with Ferrari to make it happen. So kids and grown ups, get your hands ready for the hottest toy in town!
Ferrari car enthusiasts can finally experience building their dream cars that are highly attuned to STEM initiatives. Even kids can start tinkering with Meccano’s creative building sets to enhance their learning.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM platform is essential because these are basically what we encounter everyday. The toy company that has been around for over a hundred years is certainly aware of the significance of educational toys.Read the entire article Build your own Ferrari LaFerrari and 488 Spider with Meccano toy set
Have you come across a Ferrari 488 Spider with ADV05 M.V2 Custom Spec wheels? Well, the most attractive Ferrari here on earth, or should we say in South Korea has just stepped in. Meet the Ferrari 488 Spider wearing the beautiful ADV.1 series.
A car owner from South Korea has customised a white Ferrari Spider and now it has the ADV.1 custom forged wheels. The client went for the stunning ADV05 M.V2 CS, which is an awesome choice for this type of road car. As shown in the picture, the wheels are painted in Manbronze and treated with clear coat finish. The very stylish and elegantly designed 50/50 exposed hardware also goes with the new ADV1 alloy set. Sizes for the wheels are at 20 x 9 (for the front) and 20 x 11 (for the rear).
The Ferrari 488 is actually the immediate successor of the 458 Italia. It was in 2015 when the supercar was first introduced. The Ferrari 488 GTB came with a 3.9L twin turbo V8 engine and promised to deliver a whopping 661hp at 8,000rpm. It also claims to produce 561lb-ft of torque at 3,000 revolutions per minute. It only shows that in spite of the Spider’s smaller displacement, it is also capable of delivering higher output as compared to the previous model’s naturally aspirated engine.Read the entire article Customized Ferrari 488 Spider gets the amazing ADV05 MV2 CS Series wheels
Many fans have been wondering whether Renault is going to create another sport car. It has been two decades since Renault produced its Spider sports car – which was discontinued in 1999 – and the carmaker has yet to find a suitable replacement for this small sports car.
It cannot be denied that Renault – through its Renault Sports unit – provided the auto market with fast and stunning hatchbacks. On the other hand, Renault’s Alpine has been left in charge of developing a new sport car. In fact, Alpine’s sports car – in production form – was spotted recently. But it seems that people are still hoping that Renault itself would go back to producing sports car.
That should not be surprising considering that Renault has been involved in high-level motorsports. This is the irony of Renault’s position – it manufactures engines for high-level racing cars, and yet it does not have its own sports vehicle. If there is one true sports car that Renault managed to create a breakthrough, it was the Sport Spider.Read the entire article Artist renders new Renault Spider Concept, our jaws drop!
It has been a while since rumours about an open-top Ferrari LaFerrari surfaced. Speculations of the bespoken LaFerrari Spider have been around since 2014 and they have finally been put to rest after Ferrari’s newest CEO Sergio Marchionne announced earlier this year that the car, which it has now named as the LaFerrari Aperta, is well on its way to production. That plus a private event served especially for its most loyal customers make it crystal clear that the open-top version of the hypercar Holy Trinity member is ready to hit the roads.
The LaFerrari Spider is set to debut during the 2016 Paris Motor Show at the end of September this year. Technical specifications, characteristics and its final name will be revealed at the upcoming event and so all eyes and ears are on Ferrari right now.
It is estimated that the droptop version will cost more than the $1.4 million standard version, most probably a 40% increase. And just like its predecessor, the LaFerrari Spider will be limited to only a couple of units which some speculate will come between 150 to 200 cars only. The droptop version will come with the same 6.3-liter hybrid V12 but with an additional 163 horsepower coming from an electric motor producing a total of 963 horsepower. Its chassis and aerodynamics have been modified and upgraded to maintain performance and to ensure its drag coefficient. The LaFerrari Spider is expected to feature a removable carbon-fiber hard top as well as a removable soft top. To top it all off, Ferrari engineers have maintained the torsional rigidity and beam stiffness similarly found in the standard LaFerrari.Read the entire article Open-top Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta unveiled, set to debut at 2016 Paris Motor Show
Earlier this year, Ferrari announced that it will be working on a convertible version of one of the greatest hypercars of this generation, the Ferrari LaFerrari. During a private event which the Italian automaker hosted earlier this year, little carbon fiber boxes were distributed to their most loyal owners – specifically, FXX K owners. The boxes were in a sophisticated black color with red linings and its cover had a sketch of what looked like an outlined silhouette of the convertible LaFerrari.
Ferrari’s new CEO and head of FCA, Sergio Marchionne, has also recently revealed that the LaFerrari Spider is already all set and ready to go for production. Potential buyers of the said convertible have already been contacted by the company. Ferrari is said to produce only 150 to 200 units of the Spider but that number is still unverified. There are also speculations that the Ferrari Spider will cost more than $1.7 million or may be double the price of the LaFerrari coupe.
Other than the information that we have mentioned, there’s not much that Ferrari is willing to give out for this most anticipated convertible. However, there have been photos that have been revolving around the internet that shows a miniature version of the LaFerrari Spider. It may not be a life size version but it would sure give us some hint of what to expect of the styling.Read the entire article Miniature version of LaFerrari Spider offers sneak peek of hypercar convertible
Speculators are going wild with the news that Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari CEO, has confirmed plans for the LaFerrari Spider. According to a report by Mobile.de, a Rosso red LaFerrari Spider is being sold by Investment Cars GmbH in the amount of €4,285,714, or around $4,885,285. This amount however does not include the value added tax of 19%, meaning it can likely raise its gross price to as high as €5,100,000, about $5,811,348.
While there may be some debate on whether the post at Mobile.de is indeed true, the company in question claims to have years of experience and a prowess at being able to find cars by having access to as well as direct contact, with a number of private collectors. This may pan out though as Marchionne claims that possible buyers have already been contacted regarding purchase of the vehicle. While there continues to be doubts, the post claims that only 70 units of the LaFerrari Spider will be manufactured.
The brand remains to be silent on the LaFerrari Spider but reports have said that it will have the standard doors with a removable roof that is composed of two different panels. Powering it probably is a 6.3-liter V12 engine supported with an electric motor. This combination allows the LaFerrari coupe to deliver total output at 963 horsepower. Though it can be a bit slower than the coupe as it accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in under 3 seconds, maximum speed is at 217 mph.Read the entire article Ferrari CEO confirms plans for LaFerrari Spider
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