Ferrari 488 Spider revealed with a retractable hard top ahead of Frankfurt debut

Ferrari 488 GTB has been out for some time now and as it has been with previous iterations of the mid-rear-engined V8 supercars from Maranello, the new model has now also bee unveiled as an open top Spider.

The 488 Spider features a patented retractable hard top, ensuring lower weight (-25 kg) and better cockpit comfort compared to the classic fabric soft-top.

The new Spider model from Maranello is also the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever built, boasting blown spoiler, an aerodynamic underbody incorporating vortex generators and an electric glass rear wind stop that can be adjusted to one of three positions.

The spaceframe chassis is made of 11 different aluminium alloys combined with other high-end metals, such as magnesium.

The retractable hard top folds backwards in two overlapping sections and it takes 14 seconds for the top to fully retract or deploy.

Power comes from the 661bhp 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8, found also in the coupe, taking the Spider from 0-62mph in 3 seconds flat and from 0-124mph in 8.7 seconds. Top speed is 203mph.

The 488 Spider will be shown to the public at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September, with sales scheduled to start soon after.

Ferrari 488 Spider top down

Ferrari 488 Spider top up

Ferrari 488 Spider interior

Ferrari 488 Spider front

Ferrari 488 Spider rear

Ferrari 488 Spider side

 


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