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Ferrari 458 Spider (2013) review: 33 facts and highlights

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
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Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

Why is Ferrari 458 Spider (2013) better than the average?

  • Top speed
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    320km/hvs248.39km/h
  • Faster acceleration (0-100)
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    3.4svs6.38s
  • Maximum torque
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    542Nmvs410.56Nm
  • More cylinders
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    8vs6.02
  • Height
    1.21mvs1.36m
  • Larger fuel tank
    ?

    86lvs65.14l
  • More valves
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    32vs22.67
  • Larger engine size
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    4.5lvs3.38l

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
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A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
2.Has fully independent suspension
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This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
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A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
4.Has air suspension
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Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
5.Has rear-wheel drive
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Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
6. less CO2 emissions
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The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

72g/km

275g/km

Dimensions

1.weight
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Best

Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet 2.0 CVT (2014)

1.63kg

1.53t

2. longer wheelbase
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The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

3.32m

2.65m

3. greater cargo volume
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A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

230l

4.height
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Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

1.13m

1.21m

5.Has vertically-opening doors
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Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
6. shorter length
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Best

Smart Passion Cabriolet (2014)

2.65m

4.53m

Speed

1.top speed
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The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

414km/h

320km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

2.5s

3.4s

3. faster acceleration (0-200)
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The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

7.3s

10.8s

Engine

1. better fuel economy (highway)
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Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

0l/100 km

2.maximum torque
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Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

1250Nm

542Nm

3. more cylinders
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Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

16

8

4.Has a turbocharged engine
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A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
5. larger fuel tank
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A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

100l

86l

6. greater power-to-weight ratio
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The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

224.8hp/kg

2.51hp/kg

Features

1.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
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The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
2.Has smart key as standard
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A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
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Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
4. more airbags
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Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Best

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet E220 CDI (2014)

11

4

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