The Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M was built to celebrate Ferrari's victory in the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship and as a reminder of this, the car sports a special plaque on its rear grille commemorating Ferrari's 16th Constructor's World title. Production was limited to just 499 units which is underscored by the silver "limited series" plaque just above the air vents at the centre of the dashboard. Upgrades over the Ferrari F430 Spider, on which the Scuderia Spider is based, included 80 kg in weight savings due to the use of lightweight body trim materials, the stripping of excess interior weight, and a carbon-trimmed roll bar that emphasises the 16M racing pedigree. From a technical point of view, this car has a dry weight of 1340 Kg; this combined with the 510 BHP provided by its V8 engine and a power-to-weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp, means that it delivers blistering 0-100 kph acceleration in just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 194 mph.
The example we offer for sale here was first delivered via Stratstone Ferrari Manchester in July of 2009 to a Mr Warburton. Due to their limited nature, an allocation for a 16M remained the preserve of only the top VIP customers for the larger Ferrari main dealers. At the time of their release, the Scuderia and the Spider 16M were often described as 'Formula 1 cars for the road' by journalists. To this end, perhaps the first owner of this example took inspiration from the Ferrari F1 team, opting to specify the car in the timeless colourway of Rosso Corsa over Nero Alcantara interior. Complementing this attractive yet aggressive colour scheme are the following options:
Throughout its life, this 16M has been well maintained exclusively by Ferrari main dealers, principally Stratstone Ferrari Manchester. Further to this, the car is now offered to market following a recent service in June of 2023 by JCT600 Ferrari Leeds. When one is not enjoying the scintillating soundtrack of the 4.3 litre V8 engine, a factory optioned Apple iPod Touch is featured in the centre console, which was cutting edge for the time, and allows the occupants to listen to their music of choice.
With roughly 50 examples believed to have been originally delivered to the UK, it is rare for any example to come to market, let alone a UK supplied, RHD car with low documented mileage. This would make a fine addition to any collection of limited build Ferrari's or as the ultimate weekend adrenaline hit. This very car is available to view immediately at our showrooms just outside of London.