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488 Pista Spider: Ferrari's Highest Ever Performing Sports Car

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Introducing the special 488 Pista Spider Series, the 50th open-top model produced by Ferrari. It has a record power-to-weight ratio of 1.92 kg/hp. It combines the finest race-developed technological solutions with the joy of plain air driving to deliver an exhilarating experience behind the wheel. The model’s engine, dynamics, and aerodynamics are derived from two track cars: the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE. The latter won the GT class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2017, thus giving Ferrari a total of five GT Manufacturers’ titles since the championship’s inception in 2012. Aerodynamic demands guided the work of the Ferrari Design Centre team. The 488 Pista Spider’s forms have been meticulously sculpted to ensure they are more performance-oriented than ever, with huge attention lavished on ensuring that while aerodynamic demands were met, the Maranello marque’s signature styling elements and aesthetic canons were respected.

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The Ferrari 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 with 661hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. Reach 60 mph in 3 seconds in any gear with the top speed of 203 mph. It comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, Carbon ceramic brakes, rear parking sensors, leather sports seats. Customization is also available from a titanium exhaust system to multiple paint colors.  MSRP: From $280,900 Horsepower: 660 hp Curb weight: 3,362 lbs Dimensions: 180″ L x 77″ W x 48″ H Engine: 3.9 L V8 MPG: 15 city / 22 highway

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By Miami Living Staff, Images courtesy of Ferrari


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