This is one of the most acclaimed hard top convertibles. The Ferrari 488 spider is the latest chapter in Maranello’s ongoing history of convertible V8 sports cars – a story that started with the targa-top version of the 308 GTB, the immortal 308 GTS, and ultimately resulted in the full convertible spider architecture.
At the very heart of the car is, of course, the 3902cc turbo-charged V8 which set a new benchmark for this type of architecture. Thanks to a maximum power output of 670 CV and smooth, progressive torque delivery in the higher gears by the Variable Torque Management system, the 488 Spider sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds.
To achieve this engaging handling balance, the mechanical set-up was honed in tandem with the electronic systems which now include the evolved version of Ferrari’s side slip angle control system (Side Slip Control 2 – SSC2). Overall, in fact, response times are 9% more rapid than the previous Spider.
You are sure to experience an adventure you may not have even been prepared for by sitting in this fine piece of Italian ingenuity.