Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider Unveiled at Paris Motor Show


The Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 488 GTB has been in production for 3 years, and now the most thrilling member of the 488 lineup is  available as a convertible.

Making its European debut in Paris after the world premiere at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, the 488 Pista Spider is wonderful in every sense of the word.

Ferrari put it Top engineering know-how into making the 3.9-liter V8 more powerful than before, starting with larger intercoolers and more air flow. The turbochargers, on the other hand, feature integrated revolution sensors and optimized boost control strategy.

There is no other Ferrari V8 engine more powerful than the one that propels the Pista to 100 km/h in 2.85 secs.

Torque is on another level too, now rated at 770 Nm. Ferrari had to make these modifications to keep up with the current generations of Supercars from this segment.

In regard to the art of driving

The Maranello Outfit took things to the extreme in order to shed unwanted weight. The glove box has been removed, the carpets are gone and in their place come two pieces of aluminum, the interior is clad in carbon fiber, and together with the optimized aerodynamic qualities of the car, the 488 Pista and 488 Pista Spider represent the pinnacle of V8-powered Ferrari ownership.

The 50th Spider Ferrari since Enzo Ferrari opened shop in Maranello, the 488 Pista Spider matches the coupe with regard to maximum velocity. On full throttle, the mid-engine supercar is much obliged to hit 340 kph or 211 mph.

The Big Q: The price is?

The Big A: Ferrari has not announced it price yet.

The coupe starts at $350,050 and arrives at US dealers this Winter, which means the 488 Pista Spider will cost about $370,000.

We look forward to the 1st examples of this new Spider that begins arriving at dealers in early Y 2019.

Have a terrific weekend…

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