Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider Unofficially Confirmed with first Low-Res Image

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider
Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider

Shown in California World Premier Video

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.

Big thanks goes out to Sean for the tip!

Source: Ferrari
Published Sep 22nd, 2008 12:27pm By Clinton Deacon

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Wunderkind Wunderkind
Seems even Ferrari is becoming victim of the global economic meltdown. I think they are only producing this because there is demand and the profits are good. I just hope they don't start making a range of tacky limited edition models.
Sep 23rd, 2008 1:45pm
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hohenb hohenb
today my dealer told me the car should be priced 50.000,-€!over the scuderia
Oct 9th, 2008 4:45am
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NoureldeenAlfassi NoureldeenAlfassi
What the hell is the point???? I mean they worked really hard on the Scuderia to make it has fast as the Enzo or faster. They put so much F1 technology into it to do so. This spyder version is just gona slow it down, even if they put in the 7 speed gearbox. But if they do i dont think it will shift in 60 milli seconds like the hardtop so again what the hell are they thinking. The whole feel, experience and performance will be effected therefore different. This could just be an attempt to make more money, witch in my opinion will work but who knows. Maybe they wont even produce it and we are all just wasting our time discussing about this car.
Sep 23rd, 2008 5:26am
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Tuner_Mad Tuner_Mad
POINTLESS. and this looks like a Photoshop job anyway.
Sep 23rd, 2008 1:11am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
agreed, beautiful but pointless, OXYMORON
Sep 22nd, 2008 10:48pm
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brocky brocky
Ferrari is pushing it. This is straight pointless.
Sep 22nd, 2008 8:50pm
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mmr66 mmr66
Sep 22nd, 2008 8:19pm
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Game-R Game-R
A Ferrari car, made as lightweight and stiff as possible for the track ... and the top is chopped off to make a flimsy convertible ... and then added with a heavy retractable metal roof at the back ... Monty Python's plays would make more sense than this.
Sep 22nd, 2008 7:14pm
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porschekrazii porschekrazii
LOL word!
Sep 23rd, 2008 6:41am
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FloPoe FloPoe
I´d say the 430 scuderia spyder comes without a roof at all. perhaps there will be a roof like the early lambo spyders had for parking it but in my opinion there will be now real roof (that´s the way I would want Ferrari to sell the scuderia spyder)
Sep 22nd, 2008 6:43pm
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motorjedi motorjedi
Has anyone actually confirmed that there will in fact be a convertible hardtop? I read it repeatedly in stories, but it's never been confirmed by Ferrari, has it? Why would they put a retractable metal roof on a car that's intended to be lightweight? Why, when the standard car it's based on has a fabric roof? Wouldn't that make the regular Scuderia coupe redundant? Because at the touch of a button, this would be a hardtop coupe. 70kg is a lot of weight - I'd say over half a second's worth at least.
Sep 22nd, 2008 6:25pm
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GeePee GeePee
Beautiful car!
Sep 22nd, 2008 6:06pm
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