To commemorate Ferrari’s 16th victory in the Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship in 2008, Ferrari unveiled the Scuderia Spider 16M at World Finals in Mugello. It is a convertible version of the 430 Scuderia.
The engine produces 503 hp at 8500 rpm and 350 lb·ft torque at 5250 rpm. The car has a dry weight of 2,954 lb, 80 kg lighter than the F430 Spider. The chassis was stiffened to cope with the extra performance available and the car featured many carbon fibre parts as standard. Specially lightened front and rear bumpers were a further sign of the efforts Ferrari was putting into this convertible track car for the road. Unique 5-spoke forged wheels were produced for the 16M’s launch and helped to considerably reduce unsprung weight with larger front brakes and callipers added for extra stopping power. It accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 196 mph.
499 vehicles were released beginning early 2009 and all were pre-sold to select clients.