By   October 14, 2014

Ferrari 458 Spider

Ferrari 458 Spider

The Ferrari 458 Spider is a great mid-engined V8 open-aired sports car. The fact that it doesn’t have a V12 in it is something that owes itself to Enzo Ferrari’s son, Dino.

Dino sadly died at 24 years old, but before that he had worked on a smaller V6 engine for Ferrari’s racing efforts. After he passed away Enzo produced a car with a mid-mounted version of that same engine and it was sold as a Dino. Over the years a few models would go under the Dino name powered by a V8 engine and eventually these models and their concepts would be sold as Ferraris.

This led to cars like the F40 and eventually to the 458. In this video XCAR goes over the history of the V8 models and then they review the 458 Spider. They also talk about the possibility of a future turbocharged 458.

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