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26 August 2018

Ferrari has revealed the 488 Pista Spyder at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, with identical performance to the coupé. 

0-62mph in 2.85sec and a top speed of 211mph thanks to a power output of 710bhp and maximum torque of 568lb ft are claimed.

Power comes from the same 90deg twin-turbo 3.9-litre V8, with Ferrari claiming that the car is its most technologically advanced drop-top to date, despite the relatively recent introduction of the ultra-exclusive LaFerrari Aperta hypercar. The car is 100kg heavier than the coupé, at 1380kg dry to the coupé’s 1280kg.

During the car’s development, the designers main brief was for the car to stay as true to the coupé’s aerodynamic efficiency as possible, so as to not alter the car’s performance.

It’s also got the same Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer system as the regular 488 Pista, which adjusts brake pressure at the calipers to improve cornering.

Lightweight materials have helped keep the car’s weight down, including using straps instead of traditional interior door handles. The carpets are also stripped out and replaced with aluminium foot plates. 

Lack of roof aside, the car’s new 20in star-effect wheels mark out the Pista Spyder, while the Pebble Beach car was finished in an exclusive new livery. 

It’s expected to cost well in excess of the coupé’s £252,695 price before personalisations, although Ferrari hasn’t yet released an official figure, nor a number on how many are planned to be made.

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26 August 2018

 Yes, for once a White Ferrari looks ok, maybe it’s the Blue accents that help?

Peter Cavellini.

26 August 2018

I like the Maserati colour scheme too.

26 August 2018

Perfect for long routes but not for every journey. Best color ever.

Firma Autodarcar.pl oferuje skup samochodów osobowych od firm i osób prawatnych. Skupujemy auta wszystkich marek i z każdego rocznika. 

26 August 2018

I’ll take two. I trust a post-dated cheque will be more than sufficient?

27 August 2018

There's absolutly no way this car has the same performance as the coupe, it's 100Kg heavier and doesn't have the same aero. I like this line "During the car’s development, the designers main brief was for the car to stay as true to the coupé’s aerodynamic efficiency as possible, so as to not alter the car’s performance" all they've done is take the bits off the coupe and put them on a spider, no increase in power to account for extra weight no extra aero pieces to account for the turbulance around the top.

28 August 2018

A beautiful car, and the perfect reward for those fortunate enough to build up a collection of Ferrari cars.

Built for those who love and cherish and enjoy their cars, not for people who want to flip it instantly to make a quick £100k profit (or more)

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