The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider unexpectedly debuted at Pebble Beach, offering customers all the creeps of the “ordinary” Pista but no roof for greater pleasure. The Italians have not yet announced the price of the model and whether they will produce it in limited numbers like the Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider and the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta before it, but it is expected to be slightly more expensive than the body.
Like the 488 Pista, the Pista Spider is powered by a truly brutal 3.8-liter V8 turbocharger that delivers 711 hp. and 770 Nm of torque. Consequently, the cabriolet accelerates from 100 km/h in 2.85 seconds, just like the passenger compartment. If the driver has enough space, the car can reach 200 km/h from a place within 8 seconds, 0.4 seconds slower than the passenger compartment and its maximum speed is 340 km/h.
The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider hit 1377 kg dry weight and is about 91 kg heavier than the passenger compartment. The model proved to be the 50th cabriolet in the long and wonderful history of the Italian brand and, like the 458 Speciale Aperta, is distinguished by its blue-striped blueprint, which perfectly contrasts with the elegant white paint.
88 Pista Spider customers will be able to choose carbon fiber wheels to compensate for some of the increased weight of the car. There will also be cheaper 20-inch alloy wheels.
Like the 488 Pista, the Spider can boast a number of aerodynamic and stylistic changes compared to the “regular” 488 GTB. The main among these modifications is the revised front with a more pronounced splitter and a cover with a massive air intake. In addition, the Pista Spider has new side skirts, a carbon rear diffuser, and optional double-exhaust pipes.