Ferrari has just revealed the open-top version for its 488 GTB. Pictured in Blu Corsa, this is the brand new Ferrari 488 Spider.
As an open-top version, the Ferrari 488 Spider is, basically, a Ferrari 488 GTB with a retractable top, but there are more things about it that is worth knowing.
According to Ferrari, its 488 Spider uses the most technologically advanced retractable hard top on the market.
The 488 Spider uses a Retractable Hard Top similar to that on Ferrari 458 Spider, but 25 kg (55 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, while it takes just 14 seconds to fully retract or deploy.
Its spaceframe chassis was made of 11 different aluminium alloys combined with other noble metals, such as magnesium, each one used in a highly specific way improving the chassis’ performance in 23% in comparison with the 458 Spider.
As the coupe, the Ferrari 488 Spider boasts a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine under the hood developing 670 horsepower (660 bhp) and maximum torque of 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) at 3000 rpm. In other words, the turbo-charged V8 generates 100 hp more than the naturally-aspirated engine found in the 458 Spider and even has lower CO2 emissions.
Such as the engine, the Ferrari 488 Spider also preserves the performance figures of the coupé version, more or less. Its sprint from 0-62 remains the same 3.0 seconds of the 488 GTB, from 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) it takes 8.7s, while the top speed is 203 mph (325 km/h) — 0.3 seconds less and 2 mph slower than the fixed top model, respectively).
The Ferrari 488 Spider is going to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next September, where Ferrari will tell us how much is this new thoroughbred horse.