FERRARI 488 spider

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE AND
EFFORTLESS DRIVING FOR SUPERB
DROP-TOP DRIVING PLEASURE

The Ferrari 488 Spider is the latest chapter in Maranello’s ongoing history of open-top V8 sports cars, a story that started with the targa-top version of the 308 GTB  - the immortal 308 GTS - and which ultimately resulted in the full convertible Spider architecture.

DEsign

Designed by the Ferrari Design Centre, the 488 Spider features radical new styling honed around its aerodynamic requirements, brilliantly reflecting the drop-top driving pleasure focus of its sportiness and performance.

The 488 has classic Ferrari mid-rear-engined sports car proportions: a short muscular front wing into which the bumper is wedged which lends the whole front of the car a sense of power and speed, and immediately draws the eye to to flanks featuring new side air intakes for the intercoolers. The motif of the subtle crease line that forms the scallops on the door leading to the intakes is a nod to the 308 GTB.


interior

The 488 Spider’s cockpit was designed to underscore Ferrari’s Formula 1-inspired philosophy of creating a seamless relationship between driver and car: the commands not clustered on the steering wheel are on the wraparound satellite pods which are angled directly towards the driver. The new lighter, horizontally more compact dashboard also curves around the cockpit and features ultra-sporty air vents.


The overall result is an effortless marriage of innovation and tradition. The design references typical Ferrari traits, such as the clear separation between dashboard and tunnel, the multifunctional steering wheel and the control bridge on the tunnel.

technology

Regardless of the model or its mission, the heart of every Ferrari is its engine which must, of course, deliver the classic Ferrari power unit qualities: blistering performance combined with high revs, razor-sharp responsiveness, powerful acceleration at all speeds and an exhilarating soundtrack. The new V8 sported by the 488 Spider is the Maranello engineers’ latest response to the daily challenge to constantly set new benchmarks of excellence.

This power unit is the Prancing Horse’s most high performance engine ever with zero turbo lag and a unique, exhilarating soundtrack.  It delivers 670 cv at 8,000 rpm with a specific power output of 172 cv/l, a new record for a road-going Ferrari, maximum torque of 760 Nm in seventh gear and a throttle response time of just 0.8 seconds at 2000 rpm in third gear.
Specifications
Engine
Type V8 - 90° Turbo – Dry Sump
Gearbox
Gearbox 7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission
Performances
Maximum speed >325 km/h
Maximum torque 760 Nm (561 lb ft) @ 6750 rpm
Maximum power 670 cv
0-100km/h 3.0 S
Weight/power ratio 2,12 kg/cv