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2018 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

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In February 2018, the manufacturer introduced the coupe. Now the Spider follows. Largely the same car, just with a folding roof.

However, those who like to feel the wind on their hair can make compromises. For what is lacking in stability above, must be in the structure below. Ferrari installs stiffeners so that the chassis does not feel unstable. Additional components and the top together weigh exactly 100 kilograms.

Ferrari does a lot to keep the overall weight down. Carbon rims optionally save 20 percent weight compared to the standard 20-inch wheels made of aluminum. Instead of carpets, there are aluminum footplates in the interior, a loop replaces the door handle on the driver's side.

The result of the effort: 1,380 kilograms. Dry weight, mind you, including all weight-saving extras. With liquids, oils and drivers, the currently fastest open Ferrari is expected to weigh around 1.6 tonnes. A good value in the segment, despite sheet metal roof with elaborate folding mechanism and electric rear window.

At the engine Ferrari does not change anything. The same drive is used in the Spider as in the Pista Coupé: a 3.9-liter V8 with two turbochargers. He sends 720 hp and 770 Newton meters of torque via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to the rear axle. Up to 10000 seconds pass 2.85 seconds, to 200 smooth 8 seconds. The top speed is 340 km/h.

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