A 2-seater Ferrari with a drop-top is the ultimate seductive drive for a vacation, weekend get-away or how-to-arrive at a grand event. The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is the open-top version of the Pista coupe, and wows with the most powerful V8 engine ever mounted on a road car.
The key to the design is aerodynamics with the form sculpted for more performance. Walk around this beauty and notice the S-duct at the front that creates a floating-wing effect. The front is finished with black omega-shaped edging on the bumper.
Walk to the back and be wowed by the dolphin-shaped rear-spoiler which appears to be suspended, giving a feeling of lightness. The low-sleek lines work together with the 20-inch wheels and the jaunty racing stripe down the bonnet, offering a racetrack beauty that is the stuff of supercar dreams.
Night lighting comes in the form of automatic projector-beam LED headlights and LED taillights. This model has rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated power-folding side-view mirrors. Lower the roof in just 14 seconds and slip inside.
Use the keyless entry, slide behind the wheel and notice how the interior has a distinct race-track feel, enhanced by lightweight, exclusive Alcantara and carbon-fibre trims. The seats are padded and ultra-comfortable with side bolsters. Handcrafted contrast trims decorate the seats, dash and door panels.
Set the manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column to suit your needs. The driver has multiple screens and Mannetino wheel-mounted switch controls for the main functions.
For comfort, there is dual-zone automatic climate control and a high-quality sound system. With the roof down, the cabin is not totally silent, but that’s fine – you want to hear the roar of the massive V8 engine. Stash two soft designer Ferrari suitcases and set off on your romantic road trip.
The 2-door, 2-seater Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is powered by a twin-turbo 3.9-litre V8 with 710 bhp. It attains 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds with top speeds of 310 km/h. This is the most powerful engine ever mounted onto a road car by the Maranello team.
Handling is precise and super responsive, with blistering speeds. This model features Rear-wheel Drive with power sent to the back wheels via an F1 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This is a race car for the road, and is manageable by less experienced drivers. Sport Mode and Race Drive Mode allow you to change the traction and stability settings. If you are up to it, Side Slip Angle Control, Driveline Traction Control and the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer help you control drifts as you scream around tight U-bends.
Like most supercars, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is not overloaded with Driver Assist Features. It offers a Navigation System and Parking Assist. Hit the pedal and be prepared for the tears of joy that you may shed.