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Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M (2009)

Rafay Ansar

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Ferrari has chosen to unveil the new Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M at the World Finals in Mugello in celebration of its recent victory in the Formula 1 Constructor's World Championship 2008. This new high performance sports car features the very best of Ferrari's latest mid-rear-engined 8-cylinder technology. In fact, the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M is faster round the Fiorano circuit than any other Prancing Horse open-top road car yet built. This truly evocative special series model, of which just 499 unique examples will be produced, is aimed at the most passionate clients, drivers who demand both exclusivity and superb driving pleasure.

The Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M is available in a choice of two new signature colour schemes: the standard version is black with grey trim, while a tricolour livery is also available as part of the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme. The new car also sports a special plaque on its rear grille commemorating Ferrari's 16th Constructor's World title. The exclusivity of the interior is underscored by the silver "limited series" plaque just above the air vents at the centre of the dashboard. Other exclusive features include a roll-bar with carbon-fibre outer shell and a specific new generation audio system that can be combined with the removable customised Ferrari iPod Touch 16 GB with central dock just in front of the dashboard.

From a technical point of view, this car has a dry weight of 1340 Kg (80 kg lighter than the Ferrari F430 Spider). This, combined with the 510 hp provided by its V8 engine and a power-to-weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp, means that it delivers blistering 0-100 kph acceleration in just 3.7 seconds and a superb top speed of 315 kph.

Technical Specifications


* Engine
o Naturally aspirated mid-rear 90° V8, 4308 cc
o Maximum power: 375.4 kW (510 hp) @ 8500 rpm
o Maximum torque: 470 Nm (47.7 Kgm) @ 5250 rpm
o Max engine speed: 8640 rpm (at limiter)
o Compression ratio: 11.9:1
o Bore and Stroke: 92 mm X 81 mm
o Specific power output: 118.4 hp/litre
* Transmission
o Six-speed plus Reverse F1 gearbox
o Dry dual clutch
o Electronic differential E-diff + F1-Trac
o Oil gearbox lubrication with oil/water heat exchanger
* Performance
o 0-100 km/h: 3.7 s
o Top speed: 315 kph
o Drive weight/power: 2.6 kg/hp
* Fuel consumption
o Combined: 15.7 l/100 km (ECE)
* Emissions
o CO2 emissions: 360 g/km (combined ECE)
* Chassis and bodywork
o Dimensions
+ Length: 4512 mm
+ Width: 1923 mm
+ Height: 1216 mm
+ Wheelbase: 2600 mm
+ Front track: 1669 mm
+ Rear track: 1616 mm
o Dry weight: 1340 kg
o Kerb weight: 1440 kg
o Weight distribution: 43% front, 57% rear
o Fuel tank capacity: 95 litres
o Independent front and rear forged aluminium double wishbone suspensions, titanium helical springs, hollow anti-roll bars and lighter electronic shocks
o Brakes + Front: 398 mm x 36 mm carbon-ceramic material disc brakes with aluminium 6-pot callipers
+ Back: 350 mm x 34 mm carbon-ceramic material disc brakes with aluminium 6-pot callipers
o 19" five-spoke split rims front and rear
o Tyres: 235/35 front and 285/35 rear; Fabbrica Pirelli PZero Corsa only
* Electronic control systems
o CST Stability and Traction Control System
o Steering wheel-mounted manettino with five settings to integrate the F1 gearbox, CST and F1-Trac (Stability and Traction Control System), suspension control
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