While drooling uncontrollably over the new Ferrari 488 Spider pics, we noticed a rather peculiar looking gizmo.
Ferrari aficionados and die-hard fans might recognize it as the optional instrument readout screen, as seen on Maranello’s finest GT cars. Mind you, it comes as a $4,000 option in the Ferrari FF.
It’s simply called a “passenger display” and for that kind of money, it shows your shotgun-riding companion essential driver information, such as the car’s speed, engine rpm and gear choices – all in a monochrome format. A very useful feature for backseat drivers, if you ask me, especially in a sleek, mid-engine supercar (which hasn’t got backseats). Get it? It’s a joke… Moving on.
Ferrari actually took advantage of the Spider’s official presentation and introduced this option in the coupe variant as well, or so Autovisie says. That makes the 488 GTB the first entry-level, mid-engine Ferrari to sport it. At least they could’ve made it colored.