Unveiling the Ferrari 488 Spider!

Ferrari’s most powerful mid-rear engined V8 car

The Ferrari 488 Spider is scheduled to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – Ferrari’s most powerful mid-rear engined V8 car to feature the patented retractable hard top. Featuring the highest level of technological innovation and cutting-edge design!

Every aspect of the Ferrari 488 Spider has been designed to set new technological benchmarks in its sector. Aluminium space frame chassis and body-shell, the new turbo-charged V8 engine and improved aerodynamics make this open-top car fast, agile and instantly responsive. For an open air motoring experience with that unmistakable Ferrari engine sound!

Beneath the engine-cover, lies the heart of the Ferrari 488 Spider – the 3902 cc turbo-charged V8. Its performance levels are nothing short of extraordinary – maximum power output of 670 CV combined with a maximum torque of 760 Nm at 3000 RPM. Sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds and 0 to 200km/h in only 8.7 seconds. It’s also incredibly efficient, with lower CO2 emissions than its predecessor.

This is also the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari Spider ever built. Thanks to a series of complex designs, it creates the optimal down-force, whilst reducing drag. The air flow studies also took into account factors relating to in-car comfort. The electric glass rear wind stop can be adjusted to one of three positions maximising comfort when the top is lowered. Fully lowering the wind stop allows the occupants to enjoy the engine soundtrack even with the roof raised regardless of the weather or driving conditions.

Over all, response times are 9% more rapid than the previous Spider without any compromise whatsoever being made in comfort. The car’s design was adapted to efficiently meet the typical the demands of open-top driving and use. In fact, the Ferrari 488 Spider’s dynamic behaviour is effortless on even the most challenging routes. It is remarkably easy to drive on the limit thanks to flawless handling even on the most demanding of roads.

Technical specifications:

  • Maximum power * 492 kW (670 cv) at 8000 rpm
  • Maximum torque * 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear
  • Specific output 172 cv/l (2.07 kW/cu. in)
  • Compression ratio 9.4:1
  • Length 4568 mm
  • Boot capacity 230 l
  • Fuel tank capacity 78 l
  • 7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission
  • Fuel Efficiency: 11.4 l/100km
  • CO2 Emissions: 260 g/km

Ferrari 488 Spider - Side/back