The New Ferrari 488 Spider

Ferrari 488 Spider

Ferrari 488 Spider

Following on from the release of the 488 GTB Ferrari has announced the 488 Spider which will arrive in summer of 2016. Although pricing has yet be confirmed we would expect a price around £210k.

It will be premiered at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

The new Ferrari 488 Spider offers the same torsional rigidity and stiffness figures as the fixed head 488 GTB with only a 50 kg increase in weight – and 23 per cent gain on the 458 Spider figures – with help from the spaceframe chassis.

Power comes from a turbo-charged V8 3.9 litre unit outputting 660 bhp at 8,000 rpm / 760Nm at 3,000 rpm which equates to 0-62 mph in 3 seconds dead with top speed of 203 mph. According to data from Ferrari the combined fuel consumption is 24.7 mpg with CO2 emissions of 260 g/km.

The 488 Spider will feature a powered hard top that retracts in under 14 seconds with a 25kg weight saving over the fabric roofs used on the pre 458 Spider line-ups. To avoid unwanted buffeting there is an adjustable electrically operated glass wind deflector to keep your hair in place.

The new Spider promises to be more engaging than the 458 Spider with an integrated Side Slip Angle Control System (SSC2) that results in a 12% faster acceleration time out of corners and a nine per cent improvement in throttle and steering responses.

Published 30 July 2015 Staff

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