When Ferrari showed the Ferrari 488 Pista coupe in early 2018, a drop top convertible is expected to be the next course of action for the track-focused mid-engine supercar. Fresh off the lawn of Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California is the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider.
The 488 Pista Spider is the 50th drop-top model from the Prancing Horse to make its grand reveal in the sunshine state California was a natural choice given that North American clients have always been keen connoisseurs of high-performance convertibles.
Like its coupe sibling, the 488 Pista Spider is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 packing 720 hp and 770 Nm of twist that drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission. Century sprint takes 2.85 seconds – identical to the coupe – but 0 to 200 km/h is a touch slower with the roof down at 8.0 seconds. Top speed is limited to 340 km/h.
Innovations such as motorsports technology derived from the 488 Challenge and 488 GTE, Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE), ultra-lightweight materials, Side-Slip Angle Control 6.0 and aerodynamic enhancements make the 488 Pista Spider the ultimate road-legal convertible to roll out of Maranello.
Customers have the choice to customise their car by Ferrari Tailor Made but standard options include carbon fibre exterior pack, centre stripe livery and 20-inch one-piece carbon fibre wheels.
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
Ferrari 488 Pista Coupe