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THE FERRARI 488 SPIDER:

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


THE FASTEST FERRARI V8 SPORTS CAR EVER

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.


Starting with the RHT (Retractable Hard Top) around which the entire car was developed, every area of the 488 Spider has been designed to set new technological benchmarks for the sector. The result is the most powerful and innovative Ferrari Spider ever built, a car that marries the extraordinary prowess of the 488 GTB coupé’s mid-rear V8 with the joy of tackling even the most challenging roads surrounded by nature’s heady aromas and colours and accompanied by an inimitable Ferrari engine soundtrack.

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 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

RACE-INSPIRED

DESIGN

The 488 Spider’s dynamic behaviour is exceptional with the accent very much on the ease with which it can be driven on the limit. 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). Over all, in fact, response times are 9% more rapid than the previous Spider.

Exterior
Powertrain
Bodywork
Style
Exterior

AERODYNAMICS - LESS DRAG, MORE DOWNFORCE

Minimising drag and maximising downforce are normally two mutually exclusive objectives in aerodynamics. However, the Prancing Horse’s engineers have excelled themselves once again with the 488 Spider, by reconciling the two goals. The result is an aerodyanamic efficiency figure of 1.53 a new record for a Ferrari production Spider.

The front of the car is dominated by the central Aero Pillar and an F1-inspired double spoiler.

The Aero Pillar has the job of managing the powerful air flows striking the front of the car and distributing them along both the longitudinal and transverse plane

The 488 Spider has an innovative aerodynamic underbody that incorporates vortex generators, special curved aerodynamic appendages which accelerate the air thereby reducing pressure. The result is that the car’s underbody is “sucked” down to the ground and downforce is higher but drag is not. The front section of the underbody is flat, generating downforce, which pushes the car lower to the ground whilst having the smallest possible impact on the flow arriving at the front strakes.

Powertrain

A 670 CV HEART

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.

Bodywork

A TOP THAT DEPLOYS AND RETRACTS IN 14 SECONDS

Clearly, the choice of a rigid hard top was essential to the character of the new Ferrari, guaranteeing a significant improvement in in-car comfort. The RHT was a world first for a mid-rear-engined car when introduced on the 458 Spider.

The Retractable Hard Top (RHT) unfolds and retracts in a record 14 seconds and can be raised or lowered when the car is moving.

When down, the roof only takes up 100 litres of space rather than the 150-200 litres required to stow a conventional hard top. This incredibly sleek solution is absolutely vital to the aerodynamics and styling of the whole rear of the car.

It is also very light thanks to the use of aluminium and an extremely simple mechanism. The result is a saving of approximately 40 kg on a traditional hard top solution and around 25 kg on a soft top. In addition to the innovative RHT, the Ferrari 488 Spider also has a glass electric rear window that can be adjusted regardless of whether the RHT is deployed or retracted. This ensures superb in-cabin comfort even at high speeds when the top is dropped. In fact, occupants can easily carry on a normal conversation at speeds of over 200 Km/h.

Style

Muscular, sporty allure

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.

The front is characterised by a single grille opening. The bonnet has a pronounced, raised central section and two side channels which channel air from the two vents in the bumper.

V8 Engine THE PRANCING HORSE’S MOST HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE EVER WITH ZERO TURBO LAG AND A UNIQUE, EXHILARATING SOUNDTRACK.
Top Speed 203 mph 325 km/h
Maximum Power 660 @ 8000 rpm*
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.0 s
TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX 7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission
Technical specifications
Engine
  • Type
  • Total displacement
  • Maximum power
  • Maximum torque
  • Specific output
  • Maximum revs per minute
  • Compression ratio
  • **Included 3.7 kW by dinamic over pressure
  • V8 - 90° Turbo – Dry Sump
  • 3.902 cm3 (238,1 cu in)
  • 670 cv (492 kW) @ 8000 rpm**
  • 760 Nm (561 lb ft) @ 6750 rpm
  • 172 cv/l (2,07 kW/cu in)
  • 8000 rpm
  • 9.4:1
Dimensions and weight
  • Overall length
  • Overall Width
  • Height
  • Wheelbase
  • Front track
  • Rear track
  • Kerb weight *
  • Dry weight *
  • Weight distribution
  • Boot capacity
  • Rear bench capacity
  • Fuel tank capacity
  • * With optional equipement
  • 4568 mm (179.8 in)
  • 1952 mm (76.9 in)
  • 1211 mm (47.7 in)
  • 2650 mm (104.3 in)
  • 1679 mm (66.1 in)
  • 1647 mm (64.8 in)
  • 1525 kg (3362 lb)
  • 1420 kg (3020 lb)
  • 41.5% front – 58.5% rear
  • 230 l (8.12 cu ft)
  • 58 l (2.05 cu ft)
  • 78 l (13 riserve) (22.7 US gallon - 3.8 reserve)
Tyres
  • Front
  • Rear
  • 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
  • 305/30 ZR20 J11.0
Brakes
  • Front
  • Rear
  • 398 x 223 x 36 mm (15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in )
  • 398 x 223 x 36 mm (15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in )
Transmission & Greabox
  • 7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission
Electronics Control
  • E-Diff3, F1-Trac, High Performance ABS with Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC2
Performance
  • Maximum speed
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
  • 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)
  • 0-400 m (0-437 yd)
  • 0-1000 m (0-1093 yd)
  • Dry weight/power ratio
  • >325 km/h (>203 mph)
  • 3.0 s
  • 8.7 s
  • 10.55 s
  • 18.9 s
  • 2,12 kg/cv (6.35 lb/kW)
Fuel Consumption And Emissions
  • Fuel consumption
  • CO2 Emissions
  • Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)
  • 11.4 l/100 km
  • 260 g CO2/km
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990 North Shore Drive
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