Ferrari 488 Spider: Performance and Elegance Combined
The Ferrari 488 Spider is not just one car; it’s a captivating blend of a sleek spider and a formidable coupe when you close the retractable metal roof.
Hardtop Excellence: The innovative hardtop design, a feat for a mid-rear-engine car, builds on the legacy of the previous Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. What sets the 488 Spider apart is the ability to operate the roof at speeds of up to 45 km/h. This feature adds only 50 kg to the weight compared to the coupe (488 GTB) and is positioned close to the car’s center of gravity, ensuring it doesn’t compromise handling.
Uncompromised Performance: The 488 Spider matches the performance of the 488 GTB, boasting the same twin-turbo V8 engine generating a robust 669 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque. The open-top experience enhances the visceral connection to the car, making it even more exhilarating.
Aerodynamic Excellence: Ferrari implements advanced aerodynamic solutions in the 488 Spider, including an electronically controlled under-car flap and a “blown” rear spoiler, unique to Ferrari.
Dynamic Control: Electronic systems play a significant role in managing the driving dynamics, enhancing rather than diminishing the driving pleasure. The manettino switch adjusts the response of the seven-speed double clutch robotized gearbox, self-locking differential, traction system, and other controls. The car’s carbon-ceramic brakes deliver exceptional stopping power.
Added Bonus: Ferrari sweetens the deal with seven years of complimentary regular maintenance, a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence.
The Ferrari 488 Spider combines breathtaking performance with the elegance of open-top driving. Whether you’re navigating winding roads or enjoying a leisurely cruise, this car delivers an unforgettable experience.