Ferrari 488 Spider

Starting with the RHT (Retractable Hard Top) around which the entire car was developed, every area of the 488 Spider has been designed to set new technological benchmarks for the sector.

The result is the most powerful and innovative Ferrari Spider ever built, a car that marries the extraordinary prowess of the 488 GTB coupé’s mid-rear V8 with the joy of tackling even the most challenging roads surrounded by nature’s heady aromas and colours and accompanied by an inimitable Ferrari engine soundtrack. Whilst the 488 models share the same chassis and suspension components as its predecessor, the 458 Italia, the engine performance, aero changes and electronics upgrades, make these two very different beasts!

At the very heart of the car is, of course, the 3902cc turbo-charged V8 which set a new benchmark for this type of architecture. Thanks to a maximum power output of 670 CV and smooth, progressive torque delivery in the higher gears by the Variable Torque Management system, the 488 Spider sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

To achieve this engaging handling balance the mechanical set-up was honed in tandem with the electronic systems which now include the evolved version of Ferrari’s side slip angle control system (Side Slip Control 2 – SSC2). Over all, in fact, response times are 9% more rapid than the previous Spider.

Ferrari 488 Spider Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 2019

ENGINE
type V8 – 90° – Turbo – Dry Sump
total displacement 3.902 cm3
bore and stroke 86,5 x 83 mm  (3.4 x 3.3 in)
maximum power * 670 CV (492 kW) at 8000 rpm
maximum torque * 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear
specific output 172 cv/l
compression ratio 9.4:1
DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
length 4568 mm (179.8 in)
width 1952 mm (76.9 in)
height 1213 mm (47.8 in)
wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in)
front track 1679 mm (66.1 in)
rear track 1647 mm (64.8 in)
kerb weight ** 1475 Kg
dry weight ** 1370 Kg
weight distribution 41,5% front – 58,5% rear
boot capacity 230 l (8.12 cu ft)
fuel tank capacity 78 l
TYRES
front 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
rear 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
BRAKES
front 15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in
rear 14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in
TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX
7 gears f1 dual clutch transmission
ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
e-diff3, f1-trac, abs/ebd performance with ferrari pre-fill, frs scm-e, ssc
PERFORMANCE
maximum speed 330 km/h (205 mph)
0-100 km/h 3,0 s
0-200 km/h 8,3 s
0-400m 10,45 s
0-1000m 18, 7 s
weight/power ratio 2,04 kg/cv (6,13 lb/kW)
FUEL CONSUPTION
low 21 l/100km
mid 11,7 l/100km
high 10,9 l/100km
extra high 12,4 l/100km
combined 12,9 l/100km
note: the values of fuel consumptions and co2 emissions shown were determined according to the european regulation (ec) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures refer to the WLTP cycle.
CO2 EMISSIONS
low 478 g/km
mid 266 g/km
high 247 g/km
extra high 282 g/km
combined 294 g/km
note: the values of fuel consumptions and co2 emissions shown were determined according to the european regulation (ec) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures refer to the WLTP cycle.
Notes
* with 98 ron fuel
**with optional equipement