2013 Ferrari 458 Spider

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    570-hp, 4.5-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    2 Seats
  • Transmission:
    7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Striking design
  • Performance potential

The Bad

  • Traditional manual transmission not offered
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features of the 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider

  • 570-hp V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed transmission
  • RWD

2013 Ferrari 458 Spider Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The mid-engine two-seat Ferrari 458 is radical looking from any angle. From the front, the trailing headlight LEDs and strange slits in the bodywork are completely original. While they're unique, they still speak to the Ferrari faithful.

Far more provocative, however, is the rear and its bulging fenders. The 458 Italia's coupe profile is probably the one that's most distressing to Ferrari fans because the back half looks enormous compared to the hood. The front bumper has two unique aerodynamic winglets that direct air around the car for more down force.

The 458 Spider features a power-retractable hardtop that opens and closes in just 14 seconds, according to Ferrari. A glass wind deflector automatically raises and lowers between the head restraints for maximum comfort during open-air driving. An issue with most convertibles is available cargo space when the top is down, but in the 458 Spider there's additional space behind the seats for more luggage or even a golf bag.

The car's 4.5-liter V-8 engine is good for 570 horsepower and a zero-to-62-mph time of 3.4 seconds. Ferrari claims the 458 Italia has a top speed of 202 mph while the 458 Spider convertible manages 199 mph. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is controlled only by paddle shifters on the racing-inspired steering wheel, and dual electronic gauges frame a center tachometer. Because the engine sits behind the seats, the coupe's weight is balanced 42/58, front to rear...

Vehicle Overview

The mid-engine two-seat Ferrari 458 is radical looking from any angle. From the front, the trailing headlight LEDs and strange slits in the bodywork are completely original. While they're unique, they still speak to the Ferrari faithful.

Far more provocative, however, is the rear and its bulging fenders. The 458 Italia's coupe profile is probably the one that's most distressing to Ferrari fans because the back half looks enormous compared to the hood. The front bumper has two unique aerodynamic winglets that direct air around the car for more down force.

The 458 Spider features a power-retractable hardtop that opens and closes in just 14 seconds, according to Ferrari. A glass wind deflector automatically raises and lowers between the head restraints for maximum comfort during open-air driving. An issue with most convertibles is available cargo space when the top is down, but in the 458 Spider there's additional space behind the seats for more luggage or even a golf bag.

The car's 4.5-liter V-8 engine is good for 570 horsepower and a zero-to-62-mph time of 3.4 seconds. Ferrari claims the 458 Italia has a top speed of 202 mph while the 458 Spider convertible manages 199 mph. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is controlled only by paddle shifters on the racing-inspired steering wheel, and dual electronic gauges frame a center tachometer. Because the engine sits behind the seats, the coupe's weight is balanced 42/58, front to rear, which should make for fun days at the track.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(3.7)
Reliability
(3.7)
Value For The Money
(3.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

OVER PRICE

by LEXUSRY from NEWPORT BACH,CALIF. on March 12, 2014

LESS THAN 10,000 MILES, THE ENGINE HAVE TO BE REPLACE. TURN SIGNAL SWITCH AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT WAS A BAD DESIGN. STOP AND GO TRAFFIC RIDE WAS NOT SMOOTH. STEREO AND A/C LOOK NICE IF IT HAS A DIGITAL ... Read full review

(5.0)

The best car

by The L man from NY on December 9, 2013

It has great everything i love it love it love it love it The best car ever built i ended up having great fun with it Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Ferrari
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    36 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Registered within the past 14 years

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months

  • Powertrain warranty

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    101-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 458 Spider received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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