The Ferrari 488 Spider Is Gorgeous And Fast
Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE)from the Golden Age were focused on front-engine V-12 power in a sexy body.
But, then Enzo relented and let smaller engines come into the lineup typically V-8 and even V-6 transverse sideways-mounted mid-engined sports cars.
I recall people saying anthing less than a V-12 meant it wasn’t a Ferrari.
In fact, the company shared that belief since the very 1st Dinos, in the late 1960’s, with V-6 engines were not badged as a Ferrari but as a Dino, I had the 1st 206 Dino in America, I did not consider it a Ferrari.
That notion has ended since the Ferrari V-8s of today put out big power and strong performance. But, they do not sound like a V-12 but they do sound good.
Recently, a Tier 1 Dino Ferrari at auction could soon fetch $1-M, that car is now called a Dino Ferrari by all.
The newest fast Ferrari without a V12 engine is the 488, a twin-turbo V8 with about 660 hp and 560 pounds of torque, capable of reaching 0-60 in about 3 secs and top speed of over 200 MPH, all by way of a 7-speed dual clutch paddle shifter trans.
Pack all of that into a 3,360 lb package and we have a Fast Supercar, this car stands with the terrific V12 Ferrari F12berlinetta around the Ferrari test track.
Of course, the Maranello outfit created another beautiful Supercar.
The 488 Spider looks terrific from all angles is a thing of beauty. Ferrari declared that this car is the most aerodynamic Spider (convertible) they have ever built.
The base price is $280,900 + Tax & License
The car pictured here has Prancing Stallion stitched headrests, special “Blu Corsa” paint, “Ferrari telemetry” (a performance-monitoring system), electric seats and lots more upgrades.
Thus bringing the MSRP to $400,000ish.
Driving any Ferrari is a joyful experience and the 488 Spider.
With terrific ergonomics, comfortable purpose-built seating, informative gauges, extremely responsiveness and special V8 sounds, the 488 Spider is super to drive.
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