Felipe Massa may have lost the Formula 1 championship by the narrowest of margins, but his Ferrari team has decided to celebrate winning the 2008 Constructor's World Championship by unveiling the Scuderia Spider 16M - its fastest open-top road car.

The Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, pictured below, is essentially an open-top version of the F430 Scuderia. But, it's lighter, and its 510hp mid-rear V8 engine will deliver 375bhp-per-tonne - making it the quickest open-top Ferrari around the manufacturer's Fiorano circuit.

It'll be available in two colour schemes; black with grey trim, or a special tricolour livery as part of the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme.

0-62mph can be achieved in 3.7 seconds, and it'll top out at 195.7mph. Ferrari states the Scuderia Spider 16M's other exclusive features include a roll-bar with carbon-fibre outer shell and... wait for it, an optional customised-and-removable Ferrari iPod Touch - only a 16GB version, mind.

No word on pricing, but Ferrari states that only 499 will be produced.



Naturally aspirated mid-rear 90° V8, 4308 cc
Maximum power output 375.4 kW (510 hp) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 470 Nm (47.7 Kgm) at 5250 rpm
Max engine speed 8640 rpm (at limiter)
Compression ratio 11.9:1
Bore and Stroke 92 mm X 81 mm
Specific power output 118.4 hp/litre


Six-speed plus Reverse F1 gearbox
Dry dual clutch
Electronic differential E-diff + F1-Trac
Oil gearbox lubrication with oil/water heat exchanger

Performance, fuel consumption, emissions

Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.7 s
Maximum speed 315 kph
Drive weight/power 2.6 kg/hp
Fuel consumption 15.7 l/100 km (combined ECE)
CO2 emissions 360 g/km (combined ECE)

Chassis and bodywork

Car dimensions:
- Length 4512 mm
- Width 1923 mm
- Height 1216 mm
- Wheelbase 2600 mm
- Front track 1669 mm
- Rear track 1616 mm
Dry weight * 1340 kg (-80 kg vs F430 Spider)
Kerb weight * 1440 kg
Weight distribution 43% front, 57% rear
Fuel tank capacity 95 litres
Independent front and rear forged aluminium double wishbone suspensions, titanium helical springs, hollow anti-roll bars and lighter electronic shocks
398mm X 36mm carbon-ceramic material front brake discs with aluminium 6-pot callipers
350mm X 34mm carbon-ceramic material rear disc brakes with aluminium 6-pot callipers
19" five-spoke split rims front and rear
Tyres: 235/35 front and 285/35 rear; Fabbrica Pirelli PZero Corsa only

Electronic control systems

CST Stability and Traction Control System. Steering wheel-mounted manettino with five settings to integrate the F1 gearbox, CST and F1-Trac (Stability and Traction Control System), suspension control. *Figures refer to the European market versions

Source: hexus.net