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2016 Ferrari 488 Spider

Technical Specs
660 hp 560 lb-ft 2.9 s 202 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8, Twin-Turbo Length 179.8 in (4568 mm)
Displacement 238 cu in (3902 cc) Width 76.9 in (1952 mm)
Power 660 hp (492 kW) @ 8000 rpm Height 47.7 in (1211 mm)
Torque 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) @ 3000 rpm Dry Weight 3131 lb (1420 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.9 s (3 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile 11.3 s
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking 106.6 feet (32.5 m)
Driveline Top Speed 202 mph (325 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 245/35 YR20 Manufacturer's Origin Italy
Tire Size - Rear 305/30 YR20 Base Price $300,000 - Est.
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Ferrari 488 Spider: Effortless Drop-Top Fun

Published: Wed Jul 29, 2015 by Marko P.  |  Source: Ferrari
The world premiere of the 488 Spider will be at the Frankfurt International 
Motor Show in September.
The world premiere of the 488 Spider will be at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

Ferrari has unleashed the much-anticipated open-top version of the new 488 GTB. It features a retractable hard top and is only about 100 lbs heavier than the coupe.

The world premiere of the 488 Spider will be at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

488 Spider's Exterior Design

Thanks to a series of complex aero solutions, this is also the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever built. Several innovative devices were installed, including a blown spoiler and an aerodynamic underbody incorporating vortex generators.

The air flow studies also took into account factors relating to in-car comfort. The electric glass rear wind stop can be adjusted to one of three positions to guarantee maximum comfort when the top is lowered. Fully lowering the wind stop allows the occupants to enjoy the engine soundtrack even with the roof raised regardless of the weather or driving conditions.

Engineered in Simulator

The introduction of a sophisticated simulator, similar to the one used by the Formula 1 Scuderia, allowed the human factor to influence the car's design from the earliest stages by giving the engineers instant feedback from the test-drivers long before the first 488 prototype was physically built.

To make its dynamic behavior even more engaging, the development team honed the car's mechanical set-up in tandem with its electronic systems which are now fully integrated with the SSC2 Side Slip Angle Control System, resulting in 12% faster acceleration out of corners than the 458 Spider.

Overall, response times are 9% more rapid than the previous Spider. The car's design was adapted to efficiently meet the typical the demands of open-top driving and use.

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