After the great success of the F430, the Cavallino engineers decide to launch an open variant of the model, with the intention of celebrating the sixteenth Constructors' title won by the Maranello team in F1 in 2008. Precisely for this reason, on 9 November 2008 the Cavallino presents the new car, the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M.
The abbreviation 16M indicates the sixteen world championships won.
The Scuderia Spider 16M is the new open performance sports car with a mid-rear eight-cylinder engine, designed to merge the great technological innovations introduced with the F430 Scuderia, and the thrill of driving an F430 Spider-style open car.
On the Scuderia Spider 16M, therefore, we find the rear diffuser designed with a new shape, intended to guarantee a reduction in resistance and, at the same time, an increase in vertical load. The effectiveness of the new rear diffuser derives from the specific nolder on the bonnet and from the air vents that go from the wheel arch to the rear bumper, thus generating the washing effect (patent of the Base Bleed, developed by Ferrari in the FXX project) of the overpressure in the wheel compartment .
There is also the new sill, which allows for a more uniform pressure distribution on the bottom, guaranteeing a greater vertical load evenly distributed between front and rear. This results in a significant increase in vertical downforce, obtaining values of 75 kg at 150 km / h, to over 300 kg at maximum speed.
The Scuderia Spider 16M is made in 499 unique specimens, dedicated to passionate customers and strongly linked to the Cavallino.
The Scuderia Spider 16M joins the current eight-cylinder mid-rear engine models. This car is easily recognizable from the outside thanks to the specific livery available in two variants: the basic configuration is black with a gray outline, but alternatively the tricolor livery is available in the Carrozzeria Scaglietti customization catalog.
Also on the rear grille is the commemorative plaque of the sixteenth Constructors' Championship won by Ferrari in Formula One. As for the interior, the Limited Series plate made of silver and positioned in the center of the dashboard above the air vents was inserted to mark the car's exclusivity.
Additional exclusive features are the roll bar with carbon outer shell and the specific latest generation audio system which can be combined with the removable Ferrari customized 16 GB iPod Touch with housing on the central dashboard sail.
From a technical point of view, the Scuderia Spider 16M was designed to have a dry weight of 1340 kg (-80 kg compared to the F430 Spider), and thanks to the power of 510 HP delivered by the V8 engine and a power to weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp, ensures phenomenal performance: from 0 to 100 km/h acceleration occurs in just 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 315 km/h.
90° V8 type
Bore and stroke 92x81 mm
Unit displacement 539 cm³
Total displacement 4.308 cm³
Compression ratio 11.9:1
Maximum power 375.4 kW (510 hp) at 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque 470 Nm (47.3 kgm) at 5,250 rpm
Dimensions and weights
Length 4.512 mm
Width 1,923 mm
Height 1,216 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
Front track 1,669 mm
Rear track 1,616 mm
Dry weight 1,340 kg
Curb weight 1,440 kg
Weight distribution 43% front - 57% rear
Fuel tank capacity 95 liters
Boot compartment capacity 250 liters
Electronic controls and gearbox
CST systems with F1-Trac (stability and traction control)
F1 Superfast gearbox - Electroactuated 6-speed + RM
Maximum speed 315 km/h
From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds
Dry weight/power ratio 2.6 kg/hp
Consumption and emissions
Combined (ECE + EUCD) 15.7 liters/100 km
Combined (ECE + EUDC) 360 g/km
Simone Pietro Zazza