New Ferrari 488 Spider in Exeter | Helston Garages

488 Spider

Extreme performance and exhilarating drop-top driving pleasure: that’s the new Ferrari 488 Spider. The latest addition to the Prancing Horse range combines the extraordinary prowess of the 488 GTB’s mid-rear turbo-charged V8 and the thrill of open-air motoring with the added excitement that comes from hearing the unmistakable soundtrack of that engine. Pictured here in the new Blu Corsa livery, the 488 Spider sports the most technologically advanced retractable hard top on the market. Ferrari was the first marque in the world to use this kind of RHT on a car with mid-rear-engined architecture. Offering a much lighter construction (- 25 kg) and superior noise and wind protection to a traditional soft-top, this solution is now available on the most high-performance and technologically-advanced Ferrari spider ever built by Maranello.


Beneath the engine cover throbs the 3902 cc turbo-charged V8 that debuted just a few months ago on the 488 GTB. Its performance levels are nothing short of extraordinary: a maximum power output of 670 CV combined with maximum torque of 760 Nm at 3000 rpm send the 488 Spider sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7. It is also not only 100 CV more powerful than the previous naturally-aspirated V8 but has lower CO2 emissions.

The turbo V8 has a unique character too, delivering increasing levels of power right across the rev range, and completely eliminating the traditional turbo lag with a throttle response time of just 0.8 seconds.


This is also the most aerodynamically efficient spider in Ferrari history. Maranello’s engineers managed to achieve two normally mutually-exclusive objectives – optimal downforce and reduced drag - simultaneously by introducing innovative devices including a blown spoiler and an aerodynamic underbody incorporating vortex generators.

The air flow studies also took into account factors relating to in-car comfort. The electric glass rear wind stop can be adjusted to one of three positions to reduce turbulence when the top is lowered.

For more information on the Ferrari 488 Spider or to arrange a test drive call 01392 344 942.

Ferrari 488 Spider Vehicle Tour