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2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Review


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The 488 Spider is the most influential convertible that Ferrari has yet constructed. It is equipped with a powerful turbocharged engine, which is positioned in the middle part of its body. The 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider is a redesigned version of the 458 Spider and it comes with a folding hard-top , similar to that of the outgoing model, but is more frivolous by 55 pounds (25kg) than a textile roof and it takes only 14 seconds to fold. When the roof top is folded down, it will lie flat over the engine.

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider front

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Exterior

Except the detachable top, the 2016 Ferrari Spider comes with the same exterior styling of the 488 GTB, as well as the wide-open air intake at front, the scalloped back air intakes, the air ducts in its hood and external design cues of the 458 Spider. Just similar to the 458 Spider, the 2016 488 Spider also comes with two flying supports at the back of the seats.
However, when viewed from the back, the new 488 Spider will greatly differ from the coupe. With the removal of the top, the sloping back glass is vanished, leaving only a huge portion of sheet metal, wrapping the turbocharged engine, with six petite heat extractors close to the rear part of the vehicle. In general, the next gen Ferrari 488 Spider just appears right devoid of its top and it has everything it requires to be a worthy heir to the 458 Spider.

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider side

It comes with the external dimension of 179.8″ (L) x 76.9″ (W) x 47.7″ (H), with the wheelbase of 104.3 inches. It comes with the Kerb weight of 3362 pounds (1525 kg), with the weight distribution of 41.5% in the front and 58.5% at the back.

New Ferrari 488 Spider 2016 Interior

The new 488 Spider comes with the same interior styling, similar that of the coupe. This indicates that buyers can expect the new vehicle equipped with three-spoke steering wheel, mounted with all of the normal Ferrari keys, sports seats, a dual-tone dashboard, the red color Ferrari rev counter, fixed in front of the driver and loads of high-tech materials.

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Interior

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Interior

The folding roof has been borrowed from the 458 Spider and continues a two-part, which can be folded electronically. The back glass window in the new vehicle can be adjusted to one among the three available positions to optimize the flow of the wind when the top is folded down. If there is a necessity for the top to be folded up while driving the vehicle, the back glass can be lowered further to completely enjoy the soundtrack of the engine, which is a cool feature when compared to other vehicles in its class.

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider rear

Specs, 0-60, Engine

The new 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider engine comes equipped with a V8, turbocharged powertrain with the capacity of 4.0 liters, which is fine tuned to offer better performance and fuel economy than the outgoing model. This engine offers the required power output of 660 horsepower at 8000 RPM and an utmost twist of 560 lbs per foot at 3000 RPM. Through this engine, the new vehicle also get appreciable acceleration that makes it attain the velocity of 62 mph from the start in 3.0 seconds with the maximum velocity of 203 mph (325 km/h).

Price and the release date

Though the price and the release date are not yet officialy confirmed, the new vehicle is expected to hit the dealerships for sale sometime during the last quarter of 2015 with the starting price of $ 255,000.

See also:

2016 McLaren P14,

2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale and

2016 Bugatti Chiron

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider rear


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