According to a report by the Italian obsessed guys over at, Ferrari are developing a spider version of their 430 Scuderia which was originally presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show by Michael Schumacher. Just 300 units of the Scuderia were planned to be built by the Prancing Horse but these latest details could point towards an unintended increase in its production numbers, a trend not totally unheard of – remember the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport?

Clearly the performance aspect will be the most challenging area, the 430 Scuderia Coupe weighs in at just 1250kg and considering the spider model is likely to be fitted with a retractable hard-top we expect to see the overall dry weight raise by around 70kg.

The 510hp 4.3-liter V8 power unit will stay unchanged, therefore we would expect Ferrari to maintain its acceleration and top speed performance figures with the introduction of the new 7-speed dual clutch transmission system which will debut in the brand new Ferrari California.

November 5th is the date you should cross off in your diaries, it is the day when the Ferrari Challenge at Mugello commences and it is the expected venue of the unveiling of the new model.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia set to Spawn a Spider Variant?