Ferrari 488 Spider is a 203-MPH Blue Blur

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by V8stangman, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Jul 28, 2015
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    Ferrari has revealed its latest drop top, the 488 Spider.

    Power comes from the same turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 as the new 488 GTB, making 660 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque, with max power coming on at 8,000 rpm. That juice is sent through a seven-speed “F1 transmission” as the brand calls it. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph will come in three seconds flat in this car, the same as its coupe conterpart, while top speed is pegged at 203 mph with the roof up or down.

    Previewed in a great shade of blue, Ferrari says that the new hard top convertible roof can be fully raised and lowered in 13.6 seconds. It is also about 55 pounds lighter than the old fabric roof on the last-generation F430 Spider, though the 488 Spider weighs 110 pounds more than the 488 GTB.

    To keep the ride inside as quiet and smooth as possible, Ferrari has added a rear electric glass wind stop, which can be raised or lowered to adjust noise levels in the cabin.

    Ferrari also tweaked the Slide Slip Angle Control System on this car, allowing the driver to have greater freedom than with the car’s predecessor, the 458 Spider. Ferrari says that the 488 Spider accelerates out of corners 12 percent faster than the 458 Spider.

    The car will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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  3. I am digging the hell out of the 488
  5. IMO This is the first mid-engined V8 from Ferrari that looks good both as a spider as well as a coupe since the F355
  6. I was just thinking exactly that... also, to me, it looks like a direct evolution of the 308, which is fun.
  7. Love the blue.

    Is that a little mini tach and speedo on the passenger side? wtf.
  8. Yeah. They started offering it as an option when they launched the F12.

    I think it's a £7k option.
  9. Absofrigginlutely gorgeous. First Ferrari I actually want since the F40. Unfortunately, it comes with Ferrari's shitty attitude towards the rest of the world. (i.e magazine reviewers, customers, the competetion, etc).
  10. Id choose a Porsche just for a round steering wheel. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  11. i like it.
  12. Looks pretty good. Certainly best since 355.

  13. I'm sure they won't all be blue
  14. so far its my current favourite modern Ferrari since the 456/550
  15. What about the 458? They look exactly the same. Agreed on 456/550 though.
  16. its pretty but theres some really annoying things to live with on a day to day basis. this one has the possibility to be used. have to wait til I drive one but from what I've read and seen thus far I like it
  17. Such a cool looking car
  18. Ehh, not a fan of the indented doors.
  19. Looks better in blue.
  20. I HATED the look of this car in red. BLUE...looks stunning.

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