2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Chicago, IL
The 488 Spider is powered by Ferrari's new 3.9L twin-turbocharged V-8 engine.
That engine delivers 670 horsepower at 8,000 rpm.
Capable of matching the 488 GTB, from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds flat.
A flawlessly smooth 7-speed dual-clutch.
The most aerodynamic Ferrari Spider ever, thanks to its innovative vortex generating underbody, F1-inspired double spoiler, and more.
The 488 Spider's lightweight hard top unfolds and retracts in a record 14 seconds.
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Chicago IL
It's all the fierce design and blistering performance of the 488 Gran Turismo Berlinetta, translated into drop-top form. It's the most powerful V-8 Spider in Ferrari history, and it's the purest distillation of open-road driving pleasure we can imagine. Constructed from 11 different aluminum alloys, the 488 Spider's chassis is 20 percent more rigid than the 458 Spider's. This lightweight yet sturdy construction allows it to match its closed-top sibling's incredible performance in nearly every way.
The 488 Spider's new 3.9L twin-turbocharged V-8 engine allows it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds flat. It delivers 670 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, and up to 561 pound-feet of torque at 6,750 rpm. The Spider can reach a top speed of 203 miles per hour. That's only 2 mph shy of the GTB's record -- this car's meant for the open road, not the track, but that's no reason to settle for less speed.
Innovative, Aerodynamic Design
The 488 Spider's rigid retractable hard top is much lighter than a conventional convertible top, and takes up only 3.5 cubic feet of space. It can be raised or lowered in a record 14 seconds, even while the car is moving. The Spider also has a glass electric rear window that can be raised or lowered independently. This serves two purposes. With the top down, raising it gives a bit of respite from the wind so you and your passenger can have a conversation about how amazing the 488 Spider is. With the top up, rolling that window down lets you hear the engine better, because you know you want to. We'd try to describe that, but we can't put it into words better than Motor Trend magazine did after their first test drive: "If Antonio Vivaldi were an engineer instead of a composer, he would have created the 488 Spider's engine sound for all four seasons."