Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Unveiled
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Unveiled

Topless version, which is just as quick as the 488 GTB, will debut at Frankfurt auto show

Alex Nishimoto
Jul 28, 2015

The follow-up to the Ferrari 458 Spider is coming to Frankfurt in the form of the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider. Like the 488 GTB coupe, the 488 Spider is powered by a twin-turbo 3.9-liter flat-plane-crank V-8. And like its predecessor, the 488 Spider sports a power retractable hard top.

The 488 Spider makes the same 660 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque as the GTB, but that power has to move slightly more weight. With optional equipment, the 488 Spider weighs in at 3,362 pounds, or just over 100 pounds more than its coupe counterpart. Still, Ferrari says its retractable hard top system saves 55 pounds compared to a traditional fabric soft top. Ferrari also says the 488 Spider can sprint from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds flat, which is identical to the sports car maker's estimate for the GTB. In addition, Ferrari estimates the Spider can hit 124 mph in 8.7 seconds. It'll take a bit longer to raise or lower the hard top, estimated to happen in 14 seconds.

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider side profile Photo 2/7   |   2016 Ferrari 488 Spider

Because of the car's multi-material spaceframe chassis, Ferrari says the Spider boasts the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the coupe. The retractable hard top folds back into two overlapping sections that mount flush on the engine. Flying buttresses flank the engine bay, and channel air into the intakes. Like the coupe, the 488 Spider utilizes a blown spoiler and underbody vortex generators to both increase downforce and reduce drag. The power rear window can be adjusted to one of three positions, allowing varying levels of engine noise to seep into the cabin.

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider interior Photo 3/7   |   2016 Ferrari 488 Spider

The Ferrari 488 Spider will make its debut in September at the Frankfurt auto show before arriving in the U.S. next summer as a 2016 model. Watch the launch trailer for the convertible below.

Source: Ferrari

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider front end Photo 4/7   |   2016 Ferrari 488 Spider
By Alex Nishimoto
176 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Acura has announced at the 2018 Detroit auto show that it will revive the Type S nomenclature and add more A-Spec models to its lineup.
Alisa PriddleJan 16, 2018
Three 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53-series models—a CLS sedan, E-Class Coupe, and E-Class Cabriolet made their world premiere at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2018
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N surprised attendees at the Detroit auto show press days, debuting with 275 hp and unique suspension tuning.
Stefan OgbacJan 16, 2018
Toyota Gazoo Racing announced plans to compete in the 24 hours of Nürburgring endurance race this year in a Lexus LC race car.
Michael CantuJan 16, 2018
The McLaren 570GT sports car gets a fancy new Sport Pack to bring it in line with the 570S. Carbon-ceramic brake discs are now standard on the GT.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP