Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider is Here!

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider is Here!

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider is Here!


  • The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is hot.

Ferrari’s newest rack-honed 711hp Pista (pista mean track in Italian) Spider is a hot Supercar.

Mounted behind the driver and passenger seat is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 710hp and 568 pound-feet of torque. A set wide rear tires converts this phenomenal Supercar into forward moment; 2.8 secs is all it takes to hit 60 mph and only 8.0 secs are required to achieve 124 mph. Its Top speed is said to be 211 mph. Wow!

Despite adding 220 lbs for the folding hardtop mechanism, the Pista Spider retains a superb power to weight ratio of 4.3 pounds per horsepower.

The only other Ferrari Stallion with a better figure is the $10-M LaFerrari Aperta.

Like the Pista coupe, the Pista Spider gets Ferrari’s Dynamic Enhancer, a brake-based torque-vectoring system that improves handling imperceptibly. Also part of the Pista package is an aerodynamic body, carbon fiber panels, and aluminum interior trim.

Whether you think the 488 Pista Spider is beautiful or not, it’s hard to not to like it, as it stands on 20-in wheels, which are offered in carbon fiber to save weight.

Any way we look at it this new Ferrari gets all of the attention when it is parked or on the Road.

Ferrari notes that there is a team of engineers dedicated to tuning the exhaust note of each model.

For the 488 Pista Spider, adjustments were made via ECU tuning and muffler tweaks. While I have not yet heard the car lit up, I can promise it will be significantly louder and fiercer than the standard 488.

The Pista Spider debuts this fall at the Paris Auto Show. The cost ill come in about +10% more than the coupe.

In the US that will be about $350,000 plus tax, license and applicable fees.

Have a terrific weekend.

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