Just a couple of weeks a go, the first reports surfaced that Ferrari had begun development of a Spider variant of its super light F430 Scuderia. These rumours have now been confirmed after the Italian supercar maker discretely revealed a very low resolution image of the model in the video of the Ferrari California world premier event from last week.
The image comes somewhat as a surprise, usually when Ferrari are developing new models they generally do it under a huge cloud of secrecy, denying the model right up until it is officially released. A ploy that was very successfully delivered for the brand new California.
Production of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider will be limited to around 300 units. It will follow in the vein of its coupe sibling with a superlight structure, but an additional 70kg is likely to be added to the model's 1250kg kerb weight due to the retractable hard top roof.
The 510hp 4.3-liter V8 power unit will stay unchanged, therefore we would expect Ferrari to maintain its acceleration and top speed performance figures with the introduction of the new 7-speed dual clutch transmission system which will debut in the brand new Ferrari California.
Rumours have stated we could see the model unveiled as soon as November 5th when the Ferrari Challenge at Mugello commences. Rest assured, if this unveiling date is accurate you will get all the juicy details right here on WCF as soon as they are released.
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