Ferrari Introduces New Special Series Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
Its engine was named Best Engine in the World for the third consecutive year at the 2018 .
Ferrari has introduced the new Special Series model, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, during the acclaimed Concours d’Elegance® at Pebble Beach in California. This is the 50th drop-top model from the automaker and the reason it was unveiled in this event is the special inclination of North American customers toward the high-performance convertibles. The 488 Pista coupe was first introduced during the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
When it comes to performance, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is one of the best convertibles in the market thanks to the extraordinary weight-power ratio of 1.92 kg/cv. This great feat could not be possible without the 3902cc twin-turbo V8, which was named Best Engine in the World for the third consecutive year at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.
Ferrari focused on aerodynamic efficiency, clarity of system and racing essence while designing the exterior. The automaker introduced the same concept in the interior and used lightweight, pared-back components to save the weight.
Talking about its engineering, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider takes inspiration from 488 Pista and translates its entire racing prowess to a road-legal convertible car. The automaker has gained huge experience over the years racing world’s tracks with the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE.
The new 488 Pista Spider is an epitome of razor-sharp acceleration, braking efficiency, lightning-fast gear shifting, precision steering, grip, stability and superb handling. The driving experience enhances with new lateral dynamics control system, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE).
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
Short Technical Specification
Type V8 – 90° twin-turbo
Overall displacement 3902 cc
Max. power output * 530 kW (720 cv) at 8000 rpm
Max. torque * 770 Nm at 3000 rpm in 7th gear
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4605 mm
Width 1975 mm
Height 1206 mm
Dry weight** 1380 kg
0-100 km/h 2.85 s
0 -200 km/h 8 s
Max. speed 340 km/h
FUEL CONSUMPTION/C02 EMISSIONS
* with 98 octane petrol
**With optional lightweight contents