Car Week.. oh Car Week, we love you. The annual car event in Monterey (California) brings the most exciting cars ever made to one place in order to celebrate the automotive history. Among the Concours d’Elegance’s, auctions and gatherings, car manufactures tend to introduce their latest creations as well..
The 488 Pista Spider is an open-top version of the 488 Pista, revealed earlier this year. The Pista Spider is the 50th Ferrari drop-top model.
Just hours before the reveal, potential buyers were invited to view the car in private. At 2 p.m. local time, Ferrari pulled off the covers of their latest creation: the 488 Pista Spider.
Behind the passenger seats, we can find the same award-winning 3.9-L V8 as in the Coupé. Just like the 488 Pista, the performance figures are crazy. What to think about a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2,85 seconds, a power output of 710 bhp and 770 Nm (568 ft·lb) @ 3000 rpm. The new roof structure makes the car a bit heavier: 1380 kg (3042 lb) instead of 1280 kg (2822 lb).
Fun fact: the car is as fast as the 488 Pista and 812 Superfast around the Fiorano test track
Launch car in detail
The launch 488 Pista Spider wears Bianco Italia (blue) with a newly designed stripe (in Blu Tour de France) stripe down the middle, complemented by new 20” alloys. Interior wise, the car has a lot of blu carbon fibre in the dash, doors, central tunnel, seats and more. Even the exterior is full with blu carbon fibre.
Remember it’s a track focused car, which you’d like to have as light as possible. The seats in this particular model are Blu Sterling Leather with white piping and stitching.
This configuration is said to be inspired by the wishes of Sergio Marchionne, who passed away last month.
Ferrari: ”…a premiere in the US was a natural choice given that, ever since the 1950s, North American clients have always been keen connoisseurs of high-performance convertibles.”
The 488 Pista Spider will set back lucky buyers around €350.000. The demand for the 488 Pista was very high, so Ferrari will – most likely – pick buyers that weren’t offered a Coupé allocation.
Ferrari: ”The car features new diamond-finish 20” alloy wheels with a novel 10-spoke star-effect interpretation of Ferrari’s traditional mid-rear engine berlinetta-style rims. Also available are the optional one-piece carbon-fibre wheels which offer a 20% weight reduction over the standard forged alloys.”
Which one would you rather have? The Coupé or the Spider? Leave a comment below!