The RHT (Retractable Hard Top) takes 14 seconds to deploy or retract, and can be operated at speeds of up to 45 km/h (28 mph). Ferrari says that the choice of a hard-top was because of the comfort it provides and the F8 Spider’s lines were crafted around its RHT.
The roof separation line and the side profile looks more or less the same as the 488 Spider. As with the Berlinetta, exterior features include LED headlamps, S-Duct at the front, and a rear spoiler that wraps around the taillights.
Rest of the features have been carried over from the Berlinetta, including the 7-inch passenger side touchscreen display (optional), 6.1 version of the Side Slip Angle Control system, and the new version of Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE+).
Powering the F8 Spider is a 3.9-litre (3,902 cc) V8 twin-turbo, developing the same 530 kW (720 metric hp) at 8,000 rpm and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque at 3,250 rpm, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox. Interestingly, a 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is claimed to take the same 2.9 seconds and the top speed is 340 km/h (211 mph).
The car weighs 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs) dry, with options. While the F8 Spider weighs 70 kg (154 lbs) more than the Berlinetta, it weighs just 20 kg (44 lbs) more than the 488 Pista Spider. As you’d expect, the weight distribution of 41.5% front – 58.5% rear is the same as the 488 Pista Spider.