[19459million] The world premiere of the convertible version of the Ferrari 488 GTB was planned for the next Frankfurt , which will be held in September. However the Italian brand could not wait any longer and has revealed the Ferrari 488 Spider. Shown Color Blu Corsa and is the variant retractable hardtop of the 488 GTB, which is based and with which it shares the majority of its elements .
The signature of prancing horse boasts of being the first to have introduced retractable hard top (RHT or retractable hard top in English), a solution saves 25 kg in vehicles and for extra ride comfort than the classic soft top. In this case it folds two overlapping sections which are collected near the engine takes up very little space. The opening operation is done automatically in only 14 seconds .
To compensate for the loss of rigidity could be lost ceiling, Ferrari Spider 488 uses a chassis made of 11 Aluminium alloys with other noble materials. The result is very good, as it equalizes same levels of rigidity his ‘brother coupe’. Besides this aspect surpasses its predecessor, the 458 Spider in 23% . The final dry weight is 1.420 kg , which is only 50 kg more than the 488 GTB.
Aerodynamics has also been careful and ensure that, in this respect, is the best Spider have done. The ‘humps’ that start from behind the seats serve to redirect the air to the engine cover. Another solution is a rear window that can be adjusted in three different positions allowing little air passes and eliminate turbulence, or else it down completely and listen to roar of the engine .
This engine of which we speak is the same used by the 488 GTB, the same that led to the arrival of turbo Ferrari. It is the 3.9L V8 twin-charger and power delivery are 670 horses at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. With these figures is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in only 3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 325 km / h .
also accelerates 0-200 km / h in just 8.7 seconds and is very superior to its predecessor in every way. Response times are 9% faster than the 458 Spider and acceleration curve is 12% faster thanks to SSC2 system (Control sideslip angle). It has also reduced its CO2 emissions by leaving them in 260 g / km and fuel consumption is 11.4 l / 100km , a figure that will surely be elusive.
As we said the official presentation at the international level will be Ferrari 488 Spider in September in Frankfurt. Sales probably start later this year will have to wait for details and prices in our country. It will not be cheap, since we have a precedent that 458 Italia costs 258,000 euros in Spain.
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