Signature is proud to present pictures of our own cars. These are shot on location in our London Experience Centre. Take a tour of the car and you will see that we choose only the most prestigious models, from luxury marques, built to the highest specification and maintained to a beautiful standard. Raw Power and Passion from the Ferrari 458 Spider supercar - The Ferrari 458 Italia continues to go from strength to strength and has earned over 30 international awards since it was released by Ferrari. The 458 Italia took both BBC Top Gear Magazine's 'Supercar of the Year' and 'Car of the Year Awards'. It also scooped the Daily Telegraph's 'Car of the Year' and TV programme Fifth Gear's 'Fast Car of the Year'. CAR magazine also named the 458 Italia 'Performance Car of the Year 2010', as did Auto Express and What Car. Experience the motoring performance for yourself during your Ferrari Spider car hire rental.
The Ferrari 458 Italia features an impressive V8 engine which is harnessed to deliver speed that is guaranteed to delight any supercar enthusiast. The 4499 V8 engine is rear mounted allowing the car to benefit from the impressive direct injection system inside the engine. For Ferrari fans the engine is the key factor considered when it comes to giving the final verdict on the supercar. The V8 engine of the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider comes highly rated with an astonishing torque capability of 540 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine of this Ferrari also allows drivers to engage the motorway full throttle at a top speed of 202 mph and acceleration stats from 0 - 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The Spider is a premium car hire choice for motorists who want to reach the pinnacle of supercar enjoyment on the open road.
This Ferrari V8 engine is enhanced by the introduction of GDI with Split Injection, an innovative technique aimed at advancing how the engine performs when put under real driving under pressure. Motorists looking a high performing supercar during car hire rental want to be reassured that the engine of the car they have chosen is up to the task. This is where the V8 engine steps in as the perfect choice. The GDI with Split Injection feature injects fuel in two intermittent levels. This feature of the engine has two positive side-effects: improving the torque of the Spyder and the combustion efficiency capabilities of the supercar.
The efficiency of the V8 engine is self-evident as it prevents spillage of excess oil. Drivers who choose the Ferrari Spider for a self drive rental will receive value and worth because at the heart of this Ferrari supercar lays an engine which is specifically designed to give motorists the best there is. Within the engine, there are special recovery ducts which are linked to the sets of the cylinders of the engine which shield oil from spillage which act as a barrier against any chances of excess oil spilling from the sump of the engine. This innovation from Ferrari illuminates the marque's commitment to creating a well-oiled engine that does not waste its abilities. The lightweight nature of the V8 engine will come as a welcome surprise to many Ferrari car hire enthusiasts. Motorists have the exhaust system of the engine to thank for the weight of the V8 engine. As you drive the 458 Spider each day during your car hire period, you will notice how complex and layered the engine is from the soft purr it makes on the road to the roar as you accelerate. Friction is one aspect of the engine mechanics that supercar designers look to minimise. The Ferrari engineers have gone one step further: scavenge pumps have been installed in the V8 engine to tackle this issue. There are four scavenge pumps assigned to the cylinder block of the Spider which lessen the impact of pressure from friction.
The ventilation system of the 458 Italia Spider is filtered with a micro filter system. Ventilation is an important comfort aspect of convertible supercars, and Ferrari has taken notice that drivers want to feel cool and refreshed during car journeys. This is why the ventilation system of the interior of the 458 Spider is hi-tech and built to keep the cabin cool and mild, especially during a hot summer. Experience this technologically advanced ventilation system during a summer car hire with the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. Perfect for countryside drives, this ventilation system will keep you refreshed for journeys where you will be driving for several hours at a time. Working in tandem with the security features of the Spider, the tyre pressure monitoring system can be seen from the inside of the car to ensure you are driving at safe speed level. Tyre pressure monitoring systems are popular with safety-conscious supercar fans because they highlight the marque's commitment to safety at all times on the road. Discover the depths and capabilities of the Spider's tyre pressure monitoring system during your next encounter with the 458 Spider on car hire.
The inside of the Spider is accentuated by giving the driver and the passenger the absolute best. Ferrari is aware that drivers of supercars want to have everything within easy reach. Two head restraints in the Spider show the Italian brand's determination to provide relaxation to the driver and passenger. With such passion for motoring comfort, the Ferrari Spider is excellent for car hire requests. The anti-theft protection technology inside the interior of the Spider is ideal for driving in busy or remote areas. This system makes drivers feel secure in the knowledge that Ferrari has done everything in its power to make the Spider a fortress of security. You can use this security system to the max for your peace of mind during self drive hire car journeys.
The chassis of the Spider is a key reason why the Ferrari 458 Italia is such a popular car rental choice for self drive hire journeys. Ferrari has injected spikes of innovation onto the chassis, inspired by aviation engineering, aluminium extrusions are added which give it an extra dose of resistance against the elements. The chassis of the 458 Spider has a rock-solid foundation. Ferrari engineers have built a chassis whose torsional rigidity is at a healthy 15 per cent. This is an important fact to remember when you are choosing your car for self drive hire: the chassis of the 458 Spider is an excellent foundation for a supercar that busy drivers can rely on. The beams of the chassis have been improved to add strength of 5 per cent. The power of the structure of the chassis highlights that the Ferrari 458 Spider is a militant supercar that can be used for a variety of functions, especially corporate hire and weekend car hire.
Creating a safe braking system is critical upon envisioning a supercar of the future. The Advanced Braking System of the Ferrari 458 Spider combines durability and utility in a structured way. Braking distances are astonishing: 100-0 km/h in only 32.5 metres. When deciding which car to choose for self drive hire, how far an ABS can brake is important especially. The Ferrari Spider offers blistering car rides yet its complex ABS illuminates the supercar's focus on providing a secure environment for your car hire. The dual-clutch transmission 7-speed gearbox of the Ferrari 458 Spider will be the hot favourite of drivers who love the race track feel when driving. As you change between gears during your car hire rental, the dual-clutch transmission system will allow you to be in pole position at all times. Gearbox transmission is a shade of a car's personality, and the Spider's transmission system proves this car is inimitable on the road and complex due to the intricate nature its construction.
The body of the Ferrari 458 Spider is iconic, sleek with an automotive focus on complete perfection. When you look at the Spider before your car rental begins, you will be treated to a visual feast for the eyes of what a real supercar should look like. As the Spider version of the popular Ferrari 458 Italia, the exterior is cut open to make way for the convertible body of the car. There is a hard-top available for inclement weather, while long sunny days this summer will come alive as you drive your Spider convertible on your performance self drive hire.
Ferrari has taken luxury approach to the style and finish of the cabin. Favouring an approach geared towards sensory pleasure for Ferrari fans, the interior of the 458 Italia Spider is totally breathtaking. As the 458 Spider is a convertible, this means the interior of the Ferrari lights up when the top is down and the sunlight reflects off the sumptuous leather seats and interior. A hallmark of Ferrari interior design is the high quality leather used for the seats. Fans of supercars will appreciate beautiful yet comfortable seats. Whether you are taking someone for a spin on the weekend or you have chosen this luxury motor for birthday car hire as a gift, you can be sure that your passenger will be comfortable on their journey.
Ferrari has advanced the concept of how the interior of a supercar has been developed. The 458 Spider is an innovative luxury supercar because all of the key controls are located on the steering wheel. During your self drive hire, you will be able to locate any driving control or feature you want conveniently at your fingertips. The addition of driving features onto the steering wheel of the Ferrari 458 Spider points to a change in how supercars are perceived. With this advancement, supercars are truly personal and individual cars. They allow drivers the ability to weave their personality into the car by giving them the chance to operate it in the ways they want.
The multimedia system of the Spider provides excellent entertainment features for your journey. Turn on the AM/FM radio to hear the latest travel updates or listen to your favourite radio programmes during your Ferrari 458 car journeys. If you prefer to listen to a CD of your choice, use the CD player within the multimedia system to play your albums. The CD player is integrated with MP3 players for people who store their music digitally. Use this MP3 integration to line the interior of the Spyder with the music from the many songs on your music device. This entertainment system of the Spyder is best enjoyed when you are driving the Spyder with a passenger: you can get lost in the beauty of music and share this experience of driving with the Ferrari with a friend or family member.