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Special Series: THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE PRANCING HORSE DROP-TOP EVER

During the world-famous Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, Ferrari unveiled its 50thdrop top Prancing Horse: the 488 Pista Spider. With its engine, dynamics and aerodynamics deriving from the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE track cars, this Special Series spider model represents the natural development from the Pista Coupe.

Just like the coupe, the car mounts the most powerful Ferrari V8 engine ever, named Best Engine in the world. The 3902cc twin-turbo V8 unleashes a monstrous 711bhp and combines that power with increasing torque at all engine speeds for endless acceleration and zero turbo lag. The unique engine sound is now even more riveting thanks to the open-top configuration.

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A Closer Look Into the 488 Pista Spider

The Centro Stile designers’ primary objective was to maintain the balanced marriage of aerodynamic efficiency, purity of form and racing spirit achieved by the 488 Pista.

Exterior design was certainly guided by aerodynamic demands; the result was a significant 20% increase in aero efficiency over the 488 Spider. The most notable features include the “S” duct that has been incorporated into the bonnet to create additional downforce but also virtually shortens the nose of the car. On the opposite end, additional downforce is provided by the larger, fixed dolphin spoiler that appears to be suspended over the rear deck lid. Underneath the paint lays a carbon fiber engine cover, front bumper and rear bumper which reduce weight that is far from the center of gravity, thus helping improve agility.

The engineering of the 488 Pista Spider powertrain translates all the racing experience gathered on world’s circuits with the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE. As a result, the new Spider offers the highest level of technological transfer from the track to a road-legal open air car.

The vehicle dynamics developed for this Special Series convertible deliver a seamless combination of exhilarating acceleration, braking efficiency, lightning-fast gear shifting, precision steering, grip, stability and superb handling. The result? A completely captivating driving experience. The Pista Spider lapped Fiorano in 1’21.50, exactly like the Pista Coupe and the 812 Superfast and second only to the LaFerrari and F12tdf.

On the interior, simplicity and weight-cutting was the driving design factor. The cockpit has been trimmed down – now featuring door handle pulls and aluminum floors- to create a functionally sporty feel, which is further accentuated with technical materials like carbon fiber and alcantara.

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Clients purchasing or leasing a new Ferrari California T, 488 GTB, FF, GTC4Lusso or F12berlinetta via the authorized dealership network will receive complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first seven years of the vehicle’s life. The Genuine Maintenance program is effective from the start date of the new car limited warranty issued by Ferrari, as indicated in the warranty and Service Booklet and extends to any subsequent owner within the seven years. It covers the scheduled maintenance labor along with the relative original spare parts, engine oil and brake fluid.Genuine Maintenance program is unique- this is the first time a vehicle manufacturer offers such coverage worldwide with reassurance that the vehicle will be subject to regular annual inspections by Ferrari trained personnel using Factory-approved dedicated diagnostic equipment.Like any Program, there are corporate guidelines we need to follow which we are describing below for your convenience.Ferrari 7-Year Genuine Maintenance is available at Ferrari Beverly Hills. Please contact our Service Manager for any questions.

FERRARI 7-YEAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

The plan is effective from the start date of the new car limited warranty issued by Ferrari and is due every year on this date or 12,500 miles.The Service plan aims to check your Ferrari performance at intervals of either 1 year or every 12,500 miles. Maintenance intervals must be strictly observed to help ensure a consistent service history and to keep the vehicle in proper working order.As per Ferrari North America guidelines, please be advised that if the maintenance package service is not performed during the guidelines stated above, it can no longer be performed free of charge for that selected interval.For more information about Ferrari 7-Year Maintenance, please contact our Ferrari Service Specialists.

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Technical Specifications

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  • Engine

    Type V8 – 90° Twin-Turbo, Dry Sump
    Total displacement 238.1 cu in
    Specific Output 2.23 kw/ cu in
    Compression ratio 9.6:1
    Maximum power* 711 bhp @ 8000 rpm
    Maximum torque* 567 lb/ft @ 3000 rpm
  • Dimensions and Weight

    Length 181.3 in
    Width 77.8 in
    Height 47.5 in
    Wheelbase 104.3in
    Front track 66.1in
    Rear track 64.9 in
    Dry weight** 3042 lb
    Kerb weight** 3274 lb
    Weight distribution 41.5% front – 58.5% rear
    Fuel tank capacity 20.6 US gal
    Boot capacity 6 cu ft
  • Performance

    Maximum speed 211 mph
    0-62 mph 2.85 s
    0-124 mph 8.0 s
    Weight/power ratio 5.33
  • Tires

    Front 245/35 ZR 20″ J9.0
    Rear 305/30 ZR 20″ J11.0
  • Carbon-Cermanic Braking System

    Front 15.7 x 8.8 x 1.5 in
    Rear 14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in
  • Electronic Control Systems

    FSE
    SSC 6.0
    F1-Track
    FRS SCM-E
    E-Diff 3
  • Gearbox

    Type F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse
  • Fuel Consumption and C02 Emissions

    Fuel Consumption*** 11.5/100km Overall
    Combined CO2 emissions *** 263 g CO2/km gpm

    ***combined cycle with HELE system (EDC + EUDC). Under homologation @ 22/02