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Bianco Avus | Spider | 7 Speed dual-clutch transmission | 4.5 litre V8 | 37,220 kms | AU$399,995
Arguably the most gorgeous example of the modern series and the car that redefined how the supercar should drive, the Pininfarina designed award-winning 458 captures all the theatre, beauty and excitement you expect from a Ferrari and much more.
Premiering at the 2011 Frankfurt Motorshow, the 458 Spider was an anticipated event after the major success of its tin-topped sibling the 458 Italia, which had already developed a huge following amongst enthusiasts due to its impeccable performance and it’s all familiar design cues inspired from the great Ferrari Enzo.
It features an all-Aluminium folding hardtop with a retractable rear window and a clever redesigned engine cover to accommodate for the roof without compromising any space in the cabin. Sitting proudly behind the driver and passenger the two flying buttresses provide the Spider with almost identical lines to the Coupé yet also accommodating a Targa-like appearance when the roof is down.
At the heart is the traditional Ferrari mid-mounted 4.5 litre V8 producing 562HP to the rear wheels sending the driver from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 3.4 seconds thanks to its subsonic 7 Speed dual-clutch transmission.
In the suspension the 458 features double wishbones at the front and a multi-link set up at the rear, coupled with E-Diff, F1-Trac traction control systems and Carbon Ceramic Brakes as standard.
The cars exterior styling and features were designed for aerodynamic efficiency utilizing active aerodynamics in the front grille - deformable winglets that lower at high speeds to reduce drag.
The Ferrari 458 Spider offered here is Australian delivered, ordered in Bianco Avus over Nero Leather and has travelled just 37,220kms since new.
The F1 bred sports car today presents in superb condition, the interior leather and switch gear all well preserved and exterior paint unblemished alongside the stunning 20-inch forged gloss black painted wheels showing no signs of roadside rash.
Meticulously maintained this car has full Ferrari Service history and is accompanied with all its original books together with the original Ferrari leather bound case and two keys.
Bespoke options include; Front and Rear Parking Sensors, 20” forged dark painted gloss black rims, Giallo Modena Painted Brake Callipers, Carbon Fibre rear moulding, Carbon Fibre under door cover, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Sport Exhaust System, Electrically operated seats with Horse Stitched Headrest, Bianco contrast stitching, Leather Dashboard and Carbon fibre Cabin inserts.
Possibly the most uncompromising and prettiest stature Ferrari have produced over the recent years, along with its euphoric V8 and F1 pedigree, the 458 Spider is an athlete, a model and a singer.
Upon selecting “Race” and moving up through the revs you are engulfed with that goose bump giving shrill staccato wail that will encourage full-bore downshifts when and wherever possible, the soundtrack is pure symphonic.
The driver focused cockpit has you engaged and tucked into a tight yet comfortable race position as you stare up at the great big yellow tachometer indicating the redline at 9,000RPM, whilst gripping the Carbon Fibre and Leather F1 style sports steering wheel which famously features most of the driving functions; indicators, wipers, driver modes and a big red ‘Start Button’ to initiate the bellowing V8.
With so few 458 Spiders available and in such a unique “Miami Vice” colour combination this car is the perfect way into a show stopping supercar. With the Italian orchestra made of 8 cylinders thumping behind the driver producing mind bending acceleration don’t miss this opportunity to acquire the last of the Naturally Aspirated V8 Ferrari’s and the ultimate driver’s car.