“That lopping the roof off the Scuderia hasn’t ruined the driving experience of this track-honed machine is pretty impressive. But the fact that it’s actually intensified it thanks to the extra noise and the buzz of fresh-air motoring – with no loss of poise – is simply astonishing.” Car Magazine, July 2009
“Don’t ask me what it’s like with the roof up. I have no idea. In fact I can barely tell you what it’s like with the side windows raised. All I can tell you is that the black canvas disappeared very neatly into a small space aft of the air deflector when we lowered it outside the famous brick archway in Maranello at 9 o’clock this morning, and unfurled itself with equal decorum in the same spot nine hours later.” Evo Magazine, July 2009
As a convertible version of the 430 Scuderia, and 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.
The engine produced 503bhp, and 350lb of torque, with a curb weight of 1440 kg. 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 (compared to the 430 Scuderia) 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. The result? Acceleration from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 196mph. 499 vehicles were released beginning early 2009 and all were pre-sold to select clients. Needless to say, this is a very special Ferrari indeed.
One of a mere 37 cars designated for the UK market, this stunning 16M, finished in the classic Ferrari combination of Rosso with a Nero hide interior, was delivered to its lucky first owner by UK distributor Sytner Group on 27th July 2009. This glorious open-topped Ferrari has only covered a handful of miles since being serviced by H.R. Owen in 2015, and now shows a mere 7,500 recorded miles from new. Offered with both keys, all relevant Ferrari books and manuals, a UK V5, UK MoT certificate and the all-important Ferrari Classiche, this is an immensely talented and rewarding Ferrari which also offers gilt-edged investment potential for the future.