2016 Ferrari 488 Spider is the newest chapter in Maranello’s ongoing adore affair with open-top V8 sports cars, a story that began with the targa-top edition of the 308 GTB – the immortal 308 GTS – and which eventually resulted in the entire convertible Spider architecture.
Beginning with the RHT (Retractable Hard Top), about which the whole car was developed, just about every region of the 488 Spider continues to be designed to set new technological benchmarks for the sector. The end result is the most powerful and impressive Ferrari Spider ever crafted, a car that marries the extraordinary prowess of the 488 GTB coupé’s mid-rear V8 with the joy of tackling even the most demanding roads surrounded by nature’s heady aromas and hues and completed by an inimitable Ferrari engine soundtrack.
The RHT, which debuted on the 458 Spider, was a world-first for this sort of a solution on a mid-rear engine car and has rendered standard soft-tops obsolete as it is not simply lighter (- 25 kg) but also provides superior safety from sounds and the features.
At the extremely heart of the car is the 3902cc turbo-charged V8 which established a new benchmark for this kind of architecture. Thanks to a optimum power output of 670 cv and the smooth, progressive torque shipping in better gears furnished by the Variable Torque Management system, the 488 Spider sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds. These performance figures are accompanied by a throttle reaction time of just 0.8 seconds which essentially eradicates the turbo lag typical of this type of engine. In keeping with Ferrari tradition, the 488 Spider also has its individual exceptional and distinctive soundtrack to replicate its performance.
Regardless of the model or its mission, the heart of each individual Ferrari is its engine which have to, of course, deliver the vintage Ferrari power device attributes: blistering performance coupled with large revs, razor-sharp responsiveness, effective pick-up via the rev range and an exhilarating soundtrack. The new V8 showcased in the Ferrari 488 Spider is the Maranello engineers’ most current response to the each day challenge to continually established new benchmarks of excellence.
This ability device features the optimum performance ever with zero turbo lag and a distinctive, exhilarating soundtrack. It provides 670 cv at 8,000 rpm with a certain electric power output of 172 cv/l – a new report for a road-going Ferrari – greatest torque of 760 Nm in seventh equipment and a throttle reaction time of just 0.8 seconds at 2000 rpm in 3rd equipment.
The 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider’s cockpit was designed to underscore Ferrari’s Formula 1-inspired philosophy of producing a seamless romantic relationship among driver and car: the commands not clustered on the steering wheel are on the wraparound satellite pods which are angled specifically in direction of the driver. The new sleeker, lighter, horizontally more compact dashboard also curves about the cockpit and features ultra-sporty air vents.