Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Wiki

488 Pista Spider – Main Details

Launched: 2018Engine: V8
Power: 530 kW (720 cv) at 8000 rpmTorque: 770 Nm at 3000 rpm in 7th gear
Top Speed: 340 km/h0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 2.85 s
Replaces: TBCFiorano Lap Time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

FERRARI 488 PISTA SPIDER – A TRUE FEAT OF DROPTOP ENGINEERING

As a testament to Ferrari’s ongoing commitment to drop-top performance, the 488 Pista Spider marks the first time a convertible weighs less than its hardtop counterpart. You see, back in the day, transforming a coupe into a droptop required so much bracing and stiffening that the resulting product always carried with it an extra stone. Or 15. But with today’s great materials and manufacturing advancements, open-roof driving no longer means taking second-place to the hardtops. And Ferrari’s achievement is even more impressive when you consider that the Pista was already 90 kg lighter than the GTB.

NO SACRIFICES REQUIRED

Mechanically, the Pista Spider drives almost identically to the standard Pista. Which is exactly what Ferrari intended – no trade-offs here. And that includes the top-up driving experience. With a retractable hardtop instead of a canvas unit, the Spider even keeps occupants just as insulated from the elements when needed. Speaking of the roof, the twin-panel hardtop is capable of retracting in 14 seconds, at speeds up to 35 mph. Of course, that’s where the driving experience begins to transform. Now the sun is on your skin and the brutal exhaust is infiltrating your ear canals.

OKAY, MAYBE A COUPLE OF SACRIFICES

So, clearly, the main benefits of Ferrari Pista ownership have been left intact. But there are in fact a couple of minor inconveniences to consider. For one, don’t expect to pack too heavily. The standard 488 Spider includes a small luggage compartment up front. But in the 488 Pista Spider, with its S-Duct cutting through the front bonnet, that space has been made even smaller. You might get a couple of small bags in there – very small bags – but don’t expect to pack for the whole week.

The other downside is the fact that the retractable roof covers the area where the hardtop Pista proudly displays its 3.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V8. Taking into account those compromises, it should be clear which Pista appeals most to you. Unfortunately, all of them have been sold, with the 488 Pista Spider requiring a £252,000 commitment from its new owners. So, start perusing the auction boards, and don’t expect to pay less than £300k for a used version.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Wiki – Technical Specification

PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h2.85 s
0 -200 km/h8 s
Max. speed340 km/h
ENGINE
TypeV8 – 90° twin-turbo
Overall displacement3902 cc
Max. power output*530 kW (720 cv) at 8000 rpm
Max. torque*770 Nm at 3000 rpm in 7th gear
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length4605 mm
Width1975 mm
Height1206 mm
Dry weight**1380 kg
FUEL CONSUMPTION/CO2 EMISSIONS
Under homologation

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Image Gallery

Source: Ferrari SPA

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