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Not just an afterthought to the GTB, the 488 Spider is a completely reengineered masterpiece. Ferrari’s innovative Retractable Hard Top design, around which the entire car was developed, intimately connects the driver to the detailed audible nuances of the 492kW mid-rear V8 engine. With the driver placed right at the heart of this amazing machine, the 488 Spider is a truly emotive driving experience – from the top, down.Book Your Test Drive
With a maximum speed greater than 325 km/h, driving top-down has never been more enjoyable than in the 488 Spider
Regardless of the model or its mission, the heart of every Ferrari is its engine which must, of course, deliver the classic Ferrari power unit qualities: blistering performance combined with high revs, razor-sharp responsiveness, powerful acceleration at all speeds and an exhilarating soundtrack. The new V8 sported by the 488 Spider is the Maranello engineers' latest response to the daily challenge to constantly set new benchmarks of excellence.
Clearly, the choice of a rigid hard top was essential to the character of the new Ferrari, guaranteeing a significant improvement in in-car comfort. The RHT was a world first for a mid-rear-engined car when introduced on the 458 Spider.
Minimising drag and maximising downforce are normally two mutually exclusive objectives in aerodynamics. However, the Prancing Horse's engineers have excelled themselves once again with the 488 Spider, by reconciling the two goals. The result is an aerodyanamic efficiency figure of 1.53 a new record for a Ferrari production Spider.
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Retail price includes 15% GST and does not include on-road costs. Fuel consumption tested in accordance with EC directive 80/1268/EC. Consumption measured on European specification cars. Images shown are for marketing purposes only, and may reference models not available in New Zealand.