November 10, 2008
The Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M is the fastest convertible ever
The Spider 16M is being billed by Ferrari as the fastest convertible ever, the 430 Scuderia has been launched at the Ferrari World Finals; named ’16M’ in commemoration of the Italian brand’s sixteenth such title. The designation of Ferrari’s latest road car is a tribute to the Italian marque’s constructors’ world championship of 2008. This year would also have seen Ferrari secure its 16th drivers’ crown, but Felipe Massa was beaten by 1 point by Lewis Hamilton. The car sports a 4.3-liter V-8 engine pumping out some 503 horsepower. Ferrari says the 16M can blast from zero to 62 mph in a blistering 3.7 sec. on to a top speed of 195 mph.
The Scuderia Spider 16M will come in two color schemes: a standard black with gray livery or a tricolor theme. It is expected to cost about $320,000 and only 499 of them will ever be produced.