Attention-grabbing looks, drives as well as coupe version, blistering pace
Expensive to run and maintain, thirsty engine
The Spider version of the Ferrari 360 was the first proper mid-engined convertible model from the Italian carmaker. Rather than having a removable targa roof panel it features a fabric hood which folds down in 20 seconds and is hidden under a rear deck with twin ‘speed humps’ that also conceal the roll-over hoops. With a more open cockpit than previous soft-top Ferraris, the 360 Spider feels like a genuine convertible rather than a car with a big sunroof.
It made up a third of all 360s built and explains why it still commands high prices, even for early cars and left-hand drive versions. It uses the same extensive aluminium frame and composite bodywork as the coupe 360M, but there’s also extra bracing to maintain rigidity.