The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is a Maniac on The Track

The new Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is a droptop monster, featuring a 3.9 litre twin-turbocharged V8 that can kick out 711 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. With that much horsepower, you’ll be getting roughly one horsepower per every 4.3 pounds, meaning you’ll be hitting 0-60 in under 3 seconds (2.85 seconds, to be exact), with 124 miles per hour coming in at 8 seconds. Top speed maxes out at 211 miles per hour. Control at that speed is enabled by the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, which applies individual brakes to improve the cornering ability.

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The power-folding hardtop adds roughly 220 pounds, but the Spider still reportedly comes in lighter than the coupe version. The Spider also has the additional scoops and trick aero bits, as well as the interior’s aluminum foot plates and carbon-fiber trim, just like in the Pista. What is exclusive to the Spider, however, are the 20-inch star-pattern wheels, which are carbon fiber to help lower the car’s weight. The carpets were also replaced with aluminum plates in the name of weight reduction—even the doors’ handles were replaced with strap to cut back.

pista spider top aerial view

The Spider version, much like the Pista, comes with all the knowledge gleaned from the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE racecars, so you know it’s meant to go fast.

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ferrari pista spider steering wheel

back view ferrari 488 pista spider

pista spider top view

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