Ferrari has unveiled its incredible-looking 488 Pista Spider, the 50th convertible model to be adorned with the famous Maranello Prancing Horse. The car, a continuation of the 488 line, was launched at Pebble Beach in California, a choice the company says reflects the American love of high-performance convertibles.
The 488 boasts Ferrari’s most powerful V8 engine ever, an incredible 3902cc twin-turbo V8 that can crank out 720 horsepower, hitting 62mph in just 2.85 seconds and reaching an overall speed of 211mph.
Quick, yes, and the 488 Pista isn’t bad to look at either. A blue racer stripe runs from front to back, while there’s also the addition of diamond-finish 20-inch alloy wheels with a 10-spoke star-effect. Ferrari describes the car’s design as “the perfect marriage of aerodynamic efficiency, purity of form, and racing spirit.” The word “pista” is Italian for “track,” after all. Buyers can also choose the optional one-piece carbon-fiber wheels that are 20 percent lighter than the car’s standard wheels.
The interior is dressed in Alcantara and carbon fiber, with carpet flooring switched out for aluminum foot plates. On the driver’s side, the door handle has been replaced with a simple strap.
The car’s price is yet to be announced. For more on the 488 Pista Spider, however, visit Ferrari.
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