Car News 24 Feb 2016

Meet the Stunning Ferrari 488 Spider!

Meet the Stunning Ferrari 488 Spider!

The new open-top Ferrari 488 Spider is revealed ahead of its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. 

Considered to be the most powerful mid-engined convertible that the company has ever made, the Spider can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3secs, matching the 488 GTB coupe.

Ferrari claims that the 488 offers an uncompromised performance, despite replacing the fixed roof for a reclining hard top, due to its power-to-weight ratio which is only 15bhp down on the coupe at 440bhp/ton.

The supercar is powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8, as the 488 GTB, and it produces 661bhp and 560lb ft of torque.

The new Spider is the most aerodynamically efficient drop-top that Ferrari has yet made and has numerous visual changes from the coupé, such as the large flying buttresses behind the two seats and an electric rear glass window, which can be adjusted to three positions.

The 488 Spider is due to go on sale in spring next year and even though official pricing has not yet been confirmed, a premium of around £204,000, before options, is expected.  

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