Like the coupe that it originated from, this convertible also uses a turbo V8 engine located in the rear, bringing Ferrari a little closer to the end of the atmospheric engines.With its 670 hp and 760 Nm of maximum torque at 3,000 rpm, the 488 GTB Spider is the fastest and most powerful convertible ever manufactured by Maranello. It only takes three seconds to go from zero to sixty, and can reach 200 km / h in just 8.7 seconds. At full acceleration, without using the brakes, it may reach a top speed of 325 km / h. Its consumption is 11.4 liters per 100 kilometers, which is exactly the same as the coupé version.
However, this record performance of the Spider is due too much more than its new turbo mechanics. There are other critical factors such as its design and manufacturing method. Ferrari states that this is “the most efficient aerodynamics convertible ever built.” Maranello has called its latest creation “a vehicle sculpted by the wind.”
On the other hand, the technology and innovation that has always distinguished Ferrari from the rest has also been instrumental in the performance and sporting experience on board this Spider. For example, the brand claims to have eliminated the traditional delayed reaction of turbocharged engines with a throttle response of only 0.8 seconds.
And to make it a real convertible, Ferrari included a retractable hardtop as opposed to a canvas hood. With the push of a button, the roof retracts into two overlapping sections in just 12 seconds.
The Ferrari 488 GTB, which comes in a dazzling electric blue, debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 17, 2015 and completely wowed guests with its exquisite design and upgraded engine. ■